Woodville Class of 2020
A young lady who will be studying at the University of North Alabama this fall is this week’s outstanding youth.
Jordyn Cosby is a member of the Woodville High School Class of 2020.
Jordyn was active in the Student Government Association and served as president her senior year. She had been a class representative and vice president prior to earning the top position.
This honor student was a member of the National Beta Society throughout high school. She served as this group’s treasurer last year.
Jordyn was vice president of her senior class, a member of FFA (Future Farmers of America), and on the yearbook staff. She was a member of PALS (Panthers Always Living Strong). She was a winning member of the Math Team placing in the top ten at the Jackson County Math Competition in 2017 and earning the highest average in Algebra I that year. She also had the highest average in Algebra 2 with Trigonometry in 2019.
In addition to being a top scholar, Jordyn played three sports. She was on the varsity basketball team placing on the All Area Team in 2018 and the All County Team in 2019. She was a member of the varsity softball team and served as co-captain of the varsity volleyball team in 2016.
“I gratefully received the Minuteman Scholarship through the Army National Guard which I have been a part of since November 15, 2019,” said Jordyn.
This scholarship will pay for uncapped tuition and includes a $1,200 book allowance. Jordyn chose to use this scholarship to attend the University of North Alabama where she plans to major in Cellular and Molecular Biology with a minor in Chemistry.
Jordyn will carry out her monthly duties at drill with the National Guard while also participating in the ROTC program at UNA. When she graduates with her bachelor’s degree, she will receive commission as a Second Lieutenant. She plans to further her education at a different university where she will study to become a physician assistant.
In reflecting on her time at Woodville High School and how her senior year was interrupted by the coronavirus, Jordyn said, “My years at Woodville High School were definitely ones to remember. I found a loving community in that town and a family in that school. No matter what was going on in my life, I always had someone there to back me up whether it was another student or a faculty member. Woodville shaped me into the person I am today, and for that I am very grateful.”
“I look back at all of the memories I have there, and it makes this year even harder to think about. The time taken away from us seniors was hard. I know we all complained about how we wanted to be finished with school and we were ready to hurry up and graduate, but I think most of us regretted our words after we heard the announcement that we weren’t coming back. I don’t think any of us were prepared to hear that we had spent our final moments in those classes with our friends and teachers at our second home and had not even known it was our last. It hurt. We spent the next few months mourning the finish of our final year, but thanks to Mr. Darwin, we were able to have our graduation. We were able to receive our diplomas in person with our families there to cheer us on. As our class song played in the background, we walked out of the gym together. I turned around as I was walking out and saluted to the Woodville family behind me. We threw our caps in the air outside hollering that we did it, and that made it all worth it.”
When this busy young lady has free time, she likes to read, listen to her music, and workout. She also enjoys shooting basketball and hanging out with her friends and family.
Jordyn is the daughter of Samuel Cosby and Christy Cosby. Her younger siblings include sisters Addyson, Lyllian and Madlyn and brother Cohen.