Avery Reynolds - Georgia Nomination by Christy Reynolds Photography by Amy Honea Photography Issue 49 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Avery Reynolds is a kind hearted, beautiful soul that loves God, her family and her friends. She gives her all in everything she does. She has a soft spot for animals and people with disabilities or people with special needs. She will take up for others when they have no voice. She is a strong advocate against anti bullying. She loves going to church, spending time with family and friends. Going on mission retreats for her Augusta Christian high school and participating in community service acts around the community. Avery has cheered for her school and competitively since elementary school, She truly is an outstanding teen.
What else should we know about you? I’m a strong advocate against bullying and cyber bullying. My story is one of many that happens every single day. I was lucky my school stepped in with their zero tolerance on bullying. But not every school has this zero tolerance policy in place. That should be a standard policy in all schools starting in elementary school through high school.
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? I met this beautiful girl named Meredith, she has special needs. She truly changed my life because of the love I have for her, I want to become a special education teacher. We have the sweetest bond. She’s non verbal but she communicates with you through sign language and hand gestures. You know when she cares for you because she gives you the most important things that mean a lot to her, her iPad and her Disney bracelets. She is the funniest person I know. She has brought so much joy into my life, and for that I am internally grateful!
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be on and why? I would definitely talk about bullying and especially cyber bullying. People can be so cruel behind a computer screen. I know, I was severely bullied, I would never want anyone to experience that. I didn’t smile for a very long time. I was truly broken but the support of my family and my faith in God I finally began to smile again. I know this form should be joyous but we must recognize the lasting affects on bullying on children and teens as this is the number one cause of teen suicides. No one should ever make you feel unimportant. Inferior or less than anyone else. Always talk to that person no one wants to talk to, sit with that person at lunch that sits by themselves. Anyone can stand up and against bullying it just takes one voice. One person to make them feel whole, important, valued and seen. Because you truly matter!
Look for Avery in issue 49 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!