Article & Images Submitted by GC Leaders: Emma Engle, Emma Dickinson and Paige Ross & Their Girls Club Workshop ATTENDEES: Amelia Cornwell, (Top) Ruby Kitzmiller, & Megan Gardyan (Bottom)
Live a Happy Life 10 Ways to live a happy and heathy life 1) Taking a walk 2) Coloring or drawing 3) Doing a hobby 4) Being outdoors 5) Exercise or yoga 6) Playing with animals or pets 7) Eating healthy 8) Relaxing 9) Reading 10) Being around family and friends
Last school year my family had the privilege of hosting an exchange student from Brazil.The exchange program was organized through the Rotary.Nicole lived with us and attended CB West as a senior.I learned a lot about her culture and it was great to have an older sister, too. Nicole spoke three languages: Portuguese, German and English. She also benefitted from the exchange program.I recently interviewed her to ask about her experience. 1.Why did you decide to do the exchange in America? The Rotary program sends students all over the world. I wanted America because I had seen so many American movies and TV shows and I wanted to experience the culture.I also liked the choice of America because there are people from all over the world that live there.
2.What are some differences between here and where you live in Brazil? In Brazil, we do not have peanut butter.Our school day is also much shorter.We go from 7:30 am-12:00 pm.After our regular school day most students go to English language classes or to work.
3.What did you enjoy most about your experience in the United States? I met so many great people.I enjoyed all of the friends that I made at CB West and through the rotary program. I also liked visiting new places.
4.How did the exchange benefit you? I became more independent, improved my English and made some great friends that I am still in contact with today.
Emma first put an outfit on the runway in our fall 2016 Fashion Show. In our Fall 2017 Fashion Show, Emma had SIX outfits! We can’t wait to see what she has in store for our 2018 Fashion Show!! No pressure or anything, Emma!
Zandie Hall and Emma Dickinson interview Hudson Loverro for the 2017 Winter Issue of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Idina Menzel, Kristen Chenoweth, Jenny Lee Stern, Lin-Manuel Miranda. These are just some of the big Broadway stars, and Hudson Loverro is on his way to becoming a Broadway star with them! At just age 9 Hudson had his first role in the hit off Broadway production of A Christmas Story, followed by the national tour of Kinky Boots. Most recently he made his Broadway debut playing the young Chazz in the smash hit A Bronx Tale.
1. How did you get into acting? “ My older sister Audrey inspired me to be a performer.” Hudson said she was in local community performances and wanted to be like her. “ I had always been into dancing and have had lessons since I was 4 and now I am taking singing lessons. I wanted to be like her and she was my inspiration to perform.”
2. Do you find any challenges in the demanding schedule of being a performer? Hudson replied, “Yes of course! It has been very hard, but my family has handled this extremely well.” Hudson told us,” “My family has been so supportive through this amazing opportunity. They have helped me on tour while juggling school work .”
3. How long have you been preforming? “I’ve loved preforming my entire life. I started dancing and singing around the age of 4. I also did small community performances like my older sister. I played Ralphie’s younger brother in A Christmas Story at a local theater near my house. I auditioned for the role of young Chazz in A Bronx Tale and got the part. Before that I also traveled the country performing in Kinky Boots.”
4. What is it like before, after and during a show? “Before the show is a very special feeling. Whether it’s a small or a big show, it’s always exciting,” Hudson told us. “During the show it feels amazing to know that you made at least one person’s day and everyone is happy. After the show, it is an amazing feeling when people ask for an autograph and say they loved your show! Seeing their happy faces just makes you happy. It’s also a feeling I’ll never take for granted,” Hudson said.
5. Is it hard juggling your acting and your school work? “When I was on tour, it was really hard with all the shows and school. My mom had to home school me and I had a tutor at the set. I had a hard time finding time for sleep. My family really helped though and I couldn’t have done it without them!”
6. What was it like traveling for the show? “It was really amazing and such a great experience! It was the hardest on my family because we did have to travel a lot and they couldn’t always come. Finding family nearby or somewhere to stay was hard also. I had a great time performing though and it was awesome!”
7. What is your dream role to someday play? “ I would love to star in Les Miserables as Jean Valjean someday.”
Emma Dickinson, a designer and stylist, featured in Issue 1 of iTi STYLE
I chose this dress because I designed and sewed it. I made it at my sewing class with Leia Barrett.Leia has been my sewing teacher for two years and has taught me to sew many fun pieces of clothing. I am very proud of this dress because I made it and it is an original that no one else has. I picked this fabric because the colors went great together.The main fabric is made up of blues, greens and light yellows.Those colors make up the flowers and other designs around the flowers.The neck line and hem of the dress are made up of a black and white zig zag pattern that contrasts with the body of the dress. The sleeves are made up of green and yellow fabric that tie on the shoulders.
I chose a silver Eiffel tower necklace to accessorize the dress.I like it because it is just a plain silver chain with the Eiffel tower on the end.Half of the tower sparkles with tiny blue gemstones.The necklace is simple and is not a distraction from the dress. Now that the weather has gotten a bit cooler, I added a pair of white leggings and a pink cardigan. I picked the white leggings because if I chose a pattern it would not match the dress.I love how the cardigan has small holes so that you can still see the bright colors of the dress.My silver flats finish off the outfit.
This summer I had the privilege of volunteering as an Advocate in Training (AIT) at Peace Works Camp! Peace Works Camp is sponsored by a Woman’s Place, which is a nonprofit organization. A Woman's Place envisions a society where all individuals are safe in their relationships and can flourish.
The purpose of the camp was to engage all campers in activities, games, and crafts that focus on building positive self-esteem, developing leadership skills, promoting healthy relationships and encouraging teamwork. There were many team building activities for boys and girls in grades K-5. I was able to help campers with an activity that required them to create the tallest structure out of spaghetti and marshmallows.
Peace Works Camp hopes that campers will walk away with a self-worth, respect for their peers, healthy friendship building skills and lots of fantastic memories. I enjoyed helping the younger kids with all of the activities and ensuring that everyone had an enjoyable time. Volunteering was a very enjoyable experience and I hope to do it again next summer.