Addison Kocher – Ohio Nomination by Kristen Kocher Photography by 12.9 Dance Issue 47 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Addison is inspiring because of her dedication, love for others and her adventurous spirit. Addison is dedicated to her dance team as she works daily to grow as a dancer and won’t miss an opportunity to be in the studio. Addison is also a very dedicated student who excels in all areas. Addison loves her friends and family fiercely. She is a caring friend and the organizer of all get-togethers. Addison is an amazing older sister who her brothers adore. Addison views life as one big adventure whether dancing, school, friendships, hiking, traveling, or just hanging out at home.
What should we definitely know about you? Dance has taught me how to persevere and given me the chance to grow as a person. I started dancing in fourth grade and it quickly became my passion. I had a lot of work to do to catch up, as many girls start dancing at a very young age but I was determined. Dance has taught me a lot about determination and perseverance.
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? It was mentioned in my nomination that I have two younger brothers. My middle brother is 4 years younger than me and then my family adopted my youngest brother from DR Congo. Walking through the adoption experience with my family has allowed me to grow in areas of love, patience, and empathy. The adoption experience has opened my eyes to the needs and children overseas that need families or care.
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be on and why? (What do you feel passionate about or could talk forever about?) I love watching football. I can talk about the NFL teams and games all day long. Following NFL teams on social media has inspired me to want to work in the social media department of the NFL one day. I am already looking for opportunities to pursue marketing experience. It isn't always typical for girls to have such passion for football but it's who I am, and I am confident in it.