Devin Villasenor – Kentucky Nomination by Ashlee Heaberlin Photography by Everafter Photography Issue 62 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Devin is a straight A honor roll student. He goes above and beyond in everything he does. He works hard in school and on the soccer field. The last 2 & 1/2 years have been hard with injuries to both his ACL’s. Devin didn’t let that stop him from working hard and getting back on the field for senior night. While out of the game he still went to practices and games, supporting his teammates. Through the ups and downs he continued to volunteer as much as possible by giving back and helping at the elementary school he once attended.
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? I’m going to be a first generation college student and I plan to attend Morehead State University. Throughout my middle and high school years I have been getting volunteer hours in and going to programs to help me get ready for college. This is going to be a new experience for me, and I hope to inspire other teens out there who are thinking about being the first to go to college. Do as I did and try your best in school and apply for things like the Inspiring Teens Magazine in hopes that you can get help through college as well.
What else would you like to talk about in your interview? I would like to talk about my time at GSP (Governors Scholar Program) over the past summer. You can apply for this as a Junior at your school and I highly encourage it. This is a life changing experience for me that helped me get connected with colleges and get a taste of what college would be like. While there I learned how important it was to give back and be a part of your community. I hope to be in this magazine in hopes to inspire people in my hometown and become someone to look up to.
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be and why? The topic I would cover is the word community. This word has many meanings whenever you look it up in the dictionary or online. But the real meaning of community has to be learned by putting yourself out there. By building a sense of community with the people around you, you will always have people with you and it will bring about a family like bond with the people in your life. The meaning of this word became clear to me while at my time at GSP and I will be forever grateful for the word community.
Look for Devin in issue 62 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!