Bode James - Missouri Interview by Diamond Orin Nomination and Photography by Teri Hooper Photography Issue 37 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Bode James is an Inspiring Teen at Clark County High School. Bode is kind, caring, and goes out of his way to treat other classmates with humility and kindness. He's so very humble, and whenever we try to organize "group class sessions," he never wants to leave anyone out. He's very involved in football, band, basketball, track, National Honor Society, and other leadership groups - not to mention he's a HUGE Kansas City Chiefs fan and fully understands the importance of teamwork!
Tell me a little bit about your family life. My Father & Mother are high school sweethearts, & soon to he married 21 years. I have a brother who is 3 years younger than me & I am extremely close with my Grandparents on my Father's side. My Grandfather, My Mother's Father, passed away from lung cancer before I was even born or thought of so I never got the chance to meet him, even though I get told I have some of his mannerisms.
What sports are you active in and what do you like about them? Football, Basketball, & track. I like sports not only because it is competitive but because we are One Team. We Respect & support each other as a whole.
How does it feel knowing you are an inspiration to others? It feels pretty good. Knowing that something I have done, even if it is a little task, could possibly have had a positive impact on them.
What do you like so much about spreading kindness to others? If you, yourself, spread kindness then you are likely to receive the same outcome. Treat others how you, yourself want to be treated.
Tell me about your group class sessions at school. The Group sessions are great. We have a lot of different personalities, but we try and make the right answers or choices for everyone involved.
Why is it so important to you, to not have anyone be left out? Everyone should be equal. If not, you could have a negative impact on that person left out. No one ever wants to be left out of anything
Bode will be featured in issue 37 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!