Joyce Reising - Illinois Nomination & Photography by Michael Sullivan Photography Issue 51 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Joyce Reising has found a way to keep busy while keeping her grades up. She has been in NHS for two years while also being a part of speech, drama, tennis, student helpers, and marching band. Joyce volunteers at her church in the religious education program. She also volunteered at a camp over the summer for 7 weeks at a camp in Michigan. She has 450 service hours, and her goal is to make it to 500 before graduation. Her top choice for college is Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin and she wants to be an athletic trainer someday.
What would you most like to be interviewed about? I would like to be interviewed about why I chose athletic training as my dream career. Playing in tennis one season, I sustained an injury and my school’s athletic trainers made me feel cared for and supported. Their actions made me feel inspired to help other athletes that care for a sport just like I do.
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? My world-changing experience to change lives, working at a summer camp. Every day was indeed different and sometimes very difficult, but there was no lack of fun! I was the group leader for the 4–6-year-olds and one of my main jobs was to come up with an amazing program with crafts, snacks and S.T.E.M. projects, that I would teach the group.
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be and why? I would love to present the importance of the arts in all schools and grade levels. From art, to music, to the performing arts, I believe that an important part of growing is to make the arts available to children at a young age. Not only is it great for your brain, but it often creates a great way for people to express their feelings.
Look for Joyce in Issue 51 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!