Simme Salguero - Pennsylvania Issue 16 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
This year me and my family wanted to do a kind thing and be in the holiday spirit and we raised money organization called PAWS! Let me tell you a little bit about PAWS. PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless and at-risk animals. PAWS is the city’s largest rescue partner and provider of low-cost, basic veterinary care for pet owners and rescue organizations that cannot otherwise access or afford it. Through its three no-kill shelters, foster care network, and special events, PAWS find loving homes for thousands of animals each year. PAWS is working to make Philadelphia a no-kill city where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. We started last spring and was thinking about doing it around December and Christmas time. At that point we were collecting these glass yogurt jars that we were going to use for our candles that we were going to sell. Fast forward a few months and now we had around 50 jars! At that point we stared to make the candles, and my mom was crocheting these hand warmers that we were also going to sell as well with the candles. Once we got everything done we were deciding were we should set up, finally we decided to set up at a store in Doylestown. The day of was great! So many people were so generous, some people bought a candle and or a wrist warmer, and some people just gave us a donation! In total we raised $350 for PAWS! And all of the money we raised went to PAWS.
Article & Image By Simme Salguero Pennsylvania Issue 15
I started tennis at the YMCA when I was 7 years old, and absolutely loved it! When I became more advanced, I started going to the Township tennis court and took lessons there as well.
When I heard there was a tennis club in middle school, I knew immediately I wanted to participate. We had the option to play singles or doubles. When our first practice came, I was super excited! When our first match came along, my partner and I were both kind of nervous, but luckily it was a home match which made us a bit more confident. We WON 4 to 6 and it felt really exciting to be playing again!!
My entire experience playing tennis was and still is amazing. I always have a blast playing and often think to myself how lucky I am to even have the privilege to play tennis! I want to play tennis next year, in five years and for my entire life!
Tennis, By Simme Salguero, was published in Issue 15 of Inspiring Teens Magazine.
Photography is everywhere around us. You’re probably thinking “no it isn’t”, but it is! If you think about it, our eyes are like a camera lens. Everything we look at can actually be a picture. For example, look around. That simple bush your standing by could be the subject of a great photograph. When you move real close to it, it’s like a close-up picture and you can see all the tiny growing buds. If you step further away, you can take in the entire bush and some things around it as if you are looking through a wide angel lens. You see, photography really IS everywhere!
Here are three photos I took (on my iPhone) of the same image. I used three different lenses creating three different perspectives.The first picture you see was taken using the basic lens that comes with my phone. For the next image I added a special wide-angle lens to my phone. The last I switched to a micro lens (also attached to my iPhone) which gave me a great closeup of some petals in the flower arrangement. I think each photo looks really good but each one has a unique perspective even though they are all of the same thing.
Being part of ITM has given me more opportunities to explore photography. I really want to pursue my interest further by starting my own YouTube Channel about photography! I’m excited to take more classes at ITM on photography in order to learn more about being behind and in front of the camera. I’m only starting my journey and I can’t wait to see where it leads me!
I love sewing and I love fashion! I have always loved fashion starting from age 7. I started loving fashion and sewing when I began watching the show Project Runway. As I watched the show I would say, “I want to be on that T.V. show one day!” I’ve been obsessed with the show ever since! How I got started with sewing is that my mom signed me up for sewing classes with her friend Leia, who was running small group sewing classes for kids at her house. Throughout my years with Leia we made bags, skirts, headbands, shorts, tunic tops, eye masks, pillowcases, and a ton more things for myself and to give away as gifts. It was always so much fun and a time where I could focus on what I love to do. I usually get my fabrics and supplies at Joann Fabric Craft Store. My favorite fabrics to get are polka dots, chevron, and plane colored fabrics. I usually get some extra things too like zippers, cool colors of thread, beading, and buttons. Also, I always love looking at more expensive fabrics, pretending to be a fashion designer looking for that “perfect” fabric although I haven’t bought that kind of expensive fabric yet. My top 3 favorite things I’ve sewn have been a summer dress, a fox clutch and a chap- stick holder. I chose the summer dress as a favorite piece because it has the right amount of cuteness and edge. It also has cute little bow ties you tie on your shoulders which I love! The fox clutch is a simple clutch purse with a little fox felt appliqué on it witch makes it super adorable. Lastly, the chap- stick holder is in my top 3 because it is so handy. You can take it anywhere you go because it’s a key-chain style and you can clip on almost anything. You can take it on your purse, backpack, or suitcase, etc. Have you ever sewn things like this before? Sewing is so much fun and a creative way to express yourself! If you love fashion and love to work with your hands, you should start sewing today!
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