Heather Hudspeth – Tennessee Nomination & Photography by Cindy B Thymius Photography Issue 53 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Heather Hudspeth is a beautiful Christian girl who loves life. She is a kind, caring, and talented teen. She writes, plays music, and is active in her church. She is involved at Central Church where she serves on the worship team, connection team, content team, and teaching team. She also volunteers as an assistant teacher in Children's Ministry. She works at Dogtopia. At the high school, she is involved with Theater, Bible Club, and as a teacher's assistant.
What should we know about you? My whole life I've had a mission of helping others. Whether it be volunteering, mission trips, or leadership at my church I strive to look for opportunities to better myself because of the impact I may have on others. Being aware that I may have an impact on people helps me always be a good role model especially to younger girls like those in the Sunday school class I lead. Having had my fair share of struggles in the past, I have begun to use everything I've learned to helps others who go through similar circumstances.
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? When I get to college I plan to join the Air Force ROTC program and pursue the medical field. I have always had a heart for helping others and I feel that the military will open a lot of doors for me to have a even larger impact. For me, a life spent serving others is a life well lived.
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be and why? I would want to bring up the topic of mental health. I think we should encourage mental health check ins and ensure that people feel more comfortable asking for the help they need. Too many people struggle in silence for fear of other people's reactions, so I think we need to create a more loving, accepting, and nonjudgemental community around mental health. There is such a negative stigma surrounding mental health that no one feels comfortable talking about it. I think we should change that.
Look for Heather in issue 53 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!