Murray is Brookhaven Exchange Club’s Youth of the Month

Published 7:36 am Sunday, February 18, 2024

The Exchange Club of Brookhaven has selected Riley Cooper Murray of Alexander Jr. High as its January Youth of the Month.

At AJH, Murray is an honor roll student and a member of the National Junior Honor Society. She is trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and was recently promoted to gray belt. She volunteers three nights each week at Pursuit Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Fitness, helping teach younger children’s classes.

Murray hopes to be a Junior Ambassador for the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce in the fall. She also wants to do more volunteer work with the Exchange Club and become a member one day. Murray plans to open her own gym eventually, teaching Jiu-Jitsu.

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The daughter of Billy and Keri Herndon, and Jerry Murray, she attends Central Baptist Church where she is active in the youth group and helps with the younger children’s group.