Cyriah Bernard – Connecticut Nomination & Photography by Rachael Davis- RRD Photography Issue 68 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Cyriah Bernard is an exceptional teen. She holds herself to a very high standards with her academics, athleticism, and social interactions. Cyriah is an inspirational teen because she displays leadership and dedication with her daily activities and makes those around her want to strive to be better. She has a heart of gold and is an amazing human. She will continue to be great throughout her life and achieve every goal that she sets for herself.
Photography by Crystal Davis
Tell us about your love for academics. What do you love about learning? I love learning all types of new things like history and science. I like forgiving the world out and how things work. Learning new information helps me understand the world more and having new information is super cool.
What is the most interesting thing you've learned this year? The coolest things I’ve learned this year in my academic classes would have to be in History. We had learned all of the region of India and all of its cool past as well as the cultures and surrounding countries too.
When did you start playing basketball and where are you at with it now? I started playing basketball the start of 7th grade. I started with a fall ball league in New Britain and now I’ve grown so much. I now play AAU basketball with that same team, The Midstate Lady Raiders.
What is a favorite memory from basketball? My favorite memories from basketball are always hotels and traveling with my team. We all have a great bond from spending all of that time together. We eat together, watch movies with each other and obviously play together too!
What do you love most about volleyball and what position do you play? I’m a right side hitter in volleyball and although I just started I love the support in volleyball. No matter if you mess up or do something great the team comes together and reassured that mistakes happen and you’re doing great.
What distances do you run on track? I run the 100m as well as the 4x100m B team. I also throw discus and shot put.
What is a favorite accomplishment from track? Getting a new 100m PR was my favorite part of track this year.
Photography by Cyriah Bernard
Tell us about your family. Where do you fit in and where do you stand out? My family is very supportive and extroverted. We all have very strong personalities and get along well. I always feel like I fit in with them and I can relate to them too. They’re always there to listen to me and help me through things.
What is a favorite family tradition you hope never ends? Every Christmas Eve since before my time, my mom’s side of the family spends Christmas eve together. We order pizza, open gifts and all bake sweet treats together. My mom has carried this tradition on from my Great grandmother Claire and I hope it never ends because it’s a beautiful thing our family does.
What leadership qualities are your best? I feel like my best leadership qualities include communication, creativity, active listening, and most of all honesty. It’s important to me to be honest with people no matter what and listen to what others have to say as well.
How would your friends describe you? My friends would describe me and a funny individual who’s kind and honest with you no matter the situation. They would tell you how caring I am and how I reliable I am as well.
Look for Cyriah in issue 68 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!