Morgan Hernandez - Montana Interview by Olivia Bush Nomination by JoAnne Holland Photography by Caroline Madsen Photography Issue 37 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nominations:Morgan Hernandez is a friend to everyone. She has such a helpful spirit and will help anyone or animal that she can. She has such a servant heart; she serves at her church in daycare during church for little ones. She is Student Body President of her senior class this and what a challenging year it is. She has stepped up to being a positive leader in this challenging time. She is a captain of the varsity volleyball team at Glacier High. Is an outstanding libero and all-around player. She is wanting to play volleyball in college as well as pursuing a career in education. – Grandma Jo Anne Holland Morgan is super sweet, outgoing and hardworking. She is involved in a variety of things at school including student government as Senior Class President and in athletics -Varsity Volleyball. She also volunteers at her church. She loves hiking, fishing, camping and her dogs. She has lots of great leadership qualities and it was super fun to photography her for her senior session because she is full of personality and it shows in her images (that smile though)! She'd like to continue her education to become an elementary teacher and potentially play volleyball at the collegiate level. – Photographer Caroline Bennett
Photography by Caroline Madsen Photography
Photography by Caroline Madsen Photography
I began playing volleyball in 8th grade. Knowing little about it, I picked it up quickly and was improving tremendously. I first decided to start playing because of my mom. I look up to her so much and I wanted my highschool experience to be just as great as hers was. She suggested I start playing because she loved it when she was in highschool. Her true passion ended up being basketball, but I can confidently state that my passion is volleyball. It has impacted me tremendously and helps me get through all aspects of life.
My most memorable moment was coming close to beating the number 1 team in the East Conference. It was at the Missoula Invite and it was my first time playing varsity. My team worked amazing together! We unfortunately came short, but I will never forget it. It created a stronger bond between us that helped us get through the rest of the season with ease. Whenever we needed some encouragement or were having a rough day, we would look back at that game and use the same mental and physical skills.
Photography by Kate Green
I attend Fresh Life Church and have loved it since day 1. The people there have helped me get through my walk with God. I volunteer at church and babysit during the services. I have a passion for working with children and want to do it in the future. The kids have made such an impact on me and my journey in learning more about the Lord. I keep them occupied while also teaching them about God. I usually stick with ages 0-2, so they don’t quite understand, but they will soon! It’s so awesome to watch them build an understanding for the Bible.
I am Student Body President this year which is something I have been working towards for years. I have always been involved in student council, but never had the opportunity to lead it. It’s been different than past years, obviously due to COVID. My classmates and administrators have encouraged me to do the best job that I can given the circumstances. We are still able to do activities like a homecoming parade, spirit week, and royalty. The only downside is that we can’t go to the football game. This is a huge part of our school and it is devastating that it has been taken away from us. We are setting up watch parties at people's houses while still abiding by the CDC guidelines.
My elementary school years were by far the best years of my life. My teachers were amazing and so helpful, and I want to do the same. Growing up with good leaders to look up to is such an important piece in child development. Teachers can make or break a young child. I want to build relationships with my students and make sure they know that they always have someone to talk to. I am excited to start my journey to becoming a teacher.
Morgan will be featured in issue 37 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!