Nomination: Bella joined my class of 2023 senior team this year and has been so much fun getting to know her. She is such an inspiration not only to me, her photographer, but to her family, peers, teachers, and community. She is on her schools softball team and plays on a select travel team as well, where she has won world series championships! She is incredibly smart and part of the National Honor society. Bella is not only inspiring because she is an amazing student and athlete, but also because of her faith, kindness, and leadership qualities. She truly is beautiful inside and out! Overall, Bella is outgoing, kind, dedicated, and gives 125% in everything she does. She is a total inspiration for any young girl to look up to! Bella is a true ray of sunshine, the sweetest girl and just radiates positivity!
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? I balance school, work, softball, clubs, and still have time to hang out with friends and family. I am a leader and I try to be the best example for people to look up to. Especially my younger girls, such as my younger sister. I want to be the best for her.
What else would you like to talk about in your interview? Even though I'm an athlete, I love art. It helps me express things I can't get out with words. I learned to love it a few years ago when one of the best teachers I've ever had introduced me to it. I have improved so much since then. I am looking to pursue a minor in art. I have many pieces that are special to me and I'd love to share them.
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be and why? One topic I can talk about for days is the independent ability of women. Everyday women are told they aren't strong enough or don't work as hard as a man. But my mom has shown me that women are just as capable and strong as men. This would be my topic, because I was raised by and taught to be a strong independent woman. I am very capable of doing things on my own and having my own successes. Young women especially are shot down because nobody believes in them and their abilities. But I believe women are very powerful and can do anything they want when putting their minds to it.
Look for Bella in issue 62 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!