Colby Sawvell – Iowa Interview by Inspiring Teens Nomination by Nathan Sawvell Photography by Jon Henessee Photography Issue 39 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Colby Sawvell is inspiring to me for being a twin! In today's, world, trying to become yourself being a twin I feel is one of the hardest tasks. Individuality! He loves is fraternal brother to death. But trying to figure out who you are in this world without your twin, seems to be a struggle. My hope is they find themselves, while still holding on to their uniqueness!
What is it like having a twin? Having a twin is the best thing that has ever happen to me. I don’t think I would want more than this, it’s like I always have a shadow always with me that loves to do what I do. We are the bond that is hard to break and we are always close or near each other we always like to go everywhere and do everything together it’s like I’m stuck to him all the time.
How are you alike, and how are you different? We are alike in many different ways one of them is always wanting to do the same things together and want to hang out with the same friends. It’s like I have the same me always next to my side we always like enjoy each other’s company and go to our favorite places to eat. We are a lot different than you think one of us is more talkative and wants to interact with people. And the other one is quiet and wants to get work done but we still act the same if we are together.
What do you think is the biggest struggle about being a twin? How about for teens today in general? I think the biggest struggle being a twin is having to argue a lot and just get mad at one another and still having to deal with it throughout the day because you are with him 24/7 and the main thing is you can’t get out of it and you have to find a way to make things better instead of staying mad at one another. The struggle for teens today is having them just go throughout the day and then having younger or older ones to play with and I will have to say, I get asked a lot about having a twin and them saying “I wish I had two of me it would be so fun”.
3 Things on your bucket list My first thing I would wanna do is go skydiving, I wanna get that rush feeling and getting to see the nice views while falling. My second thing I would want to do is go scuba diving in the ocean and getting to see how it is like underwear and getting to see the sea life and how they are. My last thing on my bucket list is to drive a expensive sports car and having the feel of going fast.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years/what are your plans? I see my self playing college football or having to start a new life in my chapter and getting the girl of my dreams. My plans are to go further into playing college football or getting somewhere in my physical therapy degree or we will just see where my life takes me.
Look for Colby in issue 39 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!
McKinna Hogan - Iowa Interview by Olivia Bush Nomination & Photography by Debbie Larson Photography Issue 37 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: McKinna Hogan is involved in cross country, basketball, track, and softball. She is a stellar athlete and has even qualified for the Iowa cross country state meet. McKinna not only plays for her school softball team but also plays on a travel team. This busy girl also makes time for community service. She is involved in her local 4H and FFA chapters and Student Council. She regularly is seen around her town helping with many different projects. Even with all this she still makes time for excellent grades and was chosen to be in the National Honor Society.
Photography by Debbie Larson Photography
What different sports do you play and how did you find a passion for sports? I am active in cross country, basketball, track, and softball. I also play for a traveling softball team each fall and spring. I would say that I found my passion for sports through my small town. My town consists of about 1,400 people, which is pretty small. With that being said, it is a lot easier to be a four-sport athlete here. I have been playing since I was a second or third grader. As I have gotten older I realized that it is something I thoroughly enjoy and thrive off of.
Out of all the memories you have made through your sports teams which has been the most memorable? Why? I have made many memories through my sports teams but beating the most wins in a season record in softball my sophomore year is my most memorable. Our team was thriving, and the atmosphere was so fun to be around.
What do you love so much about working with kids? Is this something you would want to do when you are older? Working with kids has always been something that I enjoy. I started babysitting in fifth grade. Since then I have gained many more kids that I get the opportunity to babysit. I love working with them so much because I have a privilege of getting to help them grow and learn. Right now, working with kids in the future is not something I am looking to do.
Image by Meg Barker
Tell me more about being a Beachbody coach! What is this and what do you love so much about it? I have been doing Beachbody workouts and using their products for a little over a year now, but I just started coaching in June. Beachbody coaching is helping people change their lifestyle for the better and helping them stay committed to their goals. Beachbody gets people connected to not only a fitness program, but also an eating plan. I love doing this because health and fitness is something I am passionate about and I want others to have the best lifestyle they can. I want to help others be their best selves.
What are some goals that you have for your future? Do you want to continue sports in college? One of my biggest goals for my future is to attend college and graduate with a degree. I then want to start my career and later start a family. Like everyone, I want to be successful. Right now, continuing sports in college is up in the air.
McKinna will be featured in issue 37 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!