Izzy Uwins – California Nomination & Photography by Jackie Uwins Issue 75 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Izzy Uwins, is the epitome of an inspirational teen as she has accomplished the following by 10th grade: 1) Entrepreneur, starting a business in 2019 with her twin by inventing a new writing instrument which is now sold in 60+ stores nationwide. 2) Academically, one of the highest performers, taking many AP & honors classes, and in The National Honor’s Society. 3) Competitive athlete, playing #1/2 singles on the Varsity Tennis Team, consistently winning, awarded MVP of her League and team, plays competitively in tournaments, and co-captain for 2024 season. 4) Humanitarian, by volunteering each summer helping special needs kids.
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? - I am the editor of the opinions section for my school's newspaper, checking over articles and writing pieces covering subjects from all over the world. - I am an ambassador for my school, touring new families around campus and sharing my memorable experiences. - Due to my love of tennis, I am a ball girl at the BNP Open, and am the manager of the Varsity Boys Tennis Team! I see incredible tennis players perform, inspire future ball kids, and help out with my school's team. - I play violin in my school's Orchestra and play in concerts twice a year.
What else would you like to talk about? My business with my twin sister has been the most incredible experience of my life. We created our first product, a pencil and highlighter in one, because we found it difficult to annotate in school. Since we were passionate about our product, we introduced it to students' lives by turning our dream into a reality. After developing our product, we were instantly rewarded as we saw people use it in their everyday lives. This constantly lightens up my day as I know that I am making students' lives easier and am a model for students to pursue their own passions.
What do you feel passionate about or could talk about forever? I feel very passionate about tennis. I have been playing tennis for my whole life since I was 6 years old, and I still feel so much joy when playing it. I love tennis because I get to be outside and take my mind off my work whether I’m stressed for a test or have many assignments due the next day. I am more calm, I get to escape from reality, I get to have fun, and get competitive. Playing tennis is something that I truly look forward to each day as it is an outlet and passion.
Look for Izzy in issue 75 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!