“I am concerned with autism, because not only is there no medical detection for autism, but also prevalence figures are constantly growing. I have spent a lot of time with autistic children, and they have changed how I see the world and how I choose to live my life today. Teens today should be more concerned about autism, because our generation has the potential to fight and cure the causes for autism.”
School: Runnels High School, 2012 graduate
Parents: Christopher and Alice Cox
Book: “Jane Eyre”
TV show: “Lie to Me”
Movie: “Shawshank Redemption”
Music: She loves making music and playing the flute.
Hangout: Anyplace outside
Role model: Dr. Lori McBride, a pediatric neurosurgeon at The Children’s Hospital
Extra: Cox, a member of The National Honor Society and The National Society of High School Scholars, plans to attend LSU in the fall to study biology as a pre-med student. During the past school year, she organized a fundraiser as a service project for the National Honor Society that yielded nearly $400 in donations for Autism Speaks, a national charity that supports research for and awareness of autism spectrum disorders.
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