Chloe Carreiro – Rhode Island Nomination & Photography by Andrea Sleiman-Carreiro Issue 51 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Chloe Carreiro is funny, friendly, quirky, hard working and extremely well-mannered. Chloe does struggle academically, however, because she’s so hard-working, she almost always manages to make honor roll and most recently, even high honors. Her teachers have always admired her incredible work ethic, and outstanding manners. I can’t count the number of times teachers, parents, staff, coaches, and even her principal have stopped to commend me on her ”phenomenal manners” and kindness. If Chloe does nothing else in life, my only hope is that she inspires her peers to be kind, respectful individuals to their elders, and to one another.
What else should we know about you? Most things don't come easily to me in life. Everything that I do, I work really hard at, but honestly, it does make the end result that much more rewarding. There's a quote about this that I love, it says: "You need to do hard things to be happy in life. Because the hard things ultimately build you up and change your life. They make the difference between existing and living, between knowing the path and walking it, between a lifetime of empty promises and one filled with progress."
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? My nomination did not cover that I've worked very hard to make it in cross country, as well as in track and field. I never ran much before and was not expecting it to be so challenging. I wanted to quit after my first practice, because I was so discouraged and truly felt I couldn't do it. But something told me not to- I don't like being a quitter. Now, less than a year later, I've completed my second season, and improved so much - it's the best feeling!
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be and why? I feel most passionate about spreading kindness. I feel there's a real lack of kindness in this world, especially during these most recent times. So many people are suffering in silence, and sometimes all it takes is one person- one person saying one thing, to make a difference in your day. I know first-hand, because I've gone through some really tough times, especially during middle school. The kindness of just a few people is what pulled me through, and I want to be able to do the same for others.
Look for Chloe in issue 51 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!