Mya-Faye Griffith – Texas Nomination & Photography by Angie Read Photography Issue 60 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Mya-Faye Griffith is an inspiring teen, but to me this is not a surprise, she has always been a reliable and loving child and it shows to all those who know her because of her drive to excel, her abundance of kindness, her love for God and her unique sense of humor. Mya has always set personal goals and achievements every chance she gets and works hard to obtain them; she is willing to try different things for an appropriate fit. Her many activities have me in awe. I am looking forward to seeing the amazing woman she becomes. - Launette Chan
Photography by Angie Read Photography
What would you like to talk about? I would like to talk about things that another teen can relate to, whether it be something serious, such as being mentally tired and ways to deal with it or something simple, like, not liking a certain ice cream flavor. I would also like to introduce myself and talk a little bit about my achievements and why I would be a great pick for Inspiring Teens.
Tell us more about topics teens can relate to. Most teens would be able to relate to getting up early in the morning to go to school and trying their best to make it through the day. We can also relate to the pressures of wanting to succeed especially getting closer to graduation.
Why do you feel teens are mentally tired? There are a lot of expectations for teens especially when they are good at something. Not only do you have to keep up with your regular schoolwork and home life, but you also have the commitment of an extracurricular activity.
What is a way to deal with that? I believe the most effective way to deal with this problem is to work on time management and prioritize things in the order that they should be getting done. Working on that should help make the day to day easier. Also, remembering you can always ask for help.
Tell us a little more about you. I have been dancing for four years, three of which I was on my high-school drill team and served as an officer for my last year but now I am focusing on teaching dance and getting a clear path towards my career. I would like to study Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, so that will be my concentration for the next few years.
If you had nothing to do and all day to do it, where would we find you? You would most likely find me in the kitchen and in my room. I enjoy binge watching shows when I have time and cooking, so I like to combine the two. I am usually watching Criminal Minds or Attack on Titans while making a random recipe that I found on Instagram.
Photography by Angie Read Photography
What do you like to do with your peers? Honestly, I just like to spend time with my friends. I do not really have anything specific because it usually changes every time, we hangout. Being around them is enough.
What are you most looking forward to doing your senior year? I look forward to prom as well as graduation preparation. I would like to savor those memories while I reflect on my time in high school and what life was like prior to freshman year. I want to be able to compare my old self to my new more mature self.
What legacy do you hope to leave behind? That people will be able to look at me and see respect, grace, and to ultimately respect me as a person. When my name comes up in a conversation, I’d like for it to be all good things and if there are any bad, I hope that my name will be defended.
How did you find and why did you choose Angie Read Photography for your photographer? On the dance team at school while speaking with one of the seniors, Angie Read Photography came up in the conversation. I chose Angie Read because of the values she stands for and how helping the community is important to her, as it is the same for me.
What was your first experience like? I was excited to be a part of something new but also very nervous because I did not really have experience with “modeling”, but Angie really made me feel comfortable and confident.
What did you love most about being on her power team? I love being able to meet girls from other schools and even some that I did not know who attended my school. Getting to know each other and volunteering together are awesome.
Image by Launette Chan
What is your family like and where do you fit in? My family is relatively quiet, and I am the complete opposite. I do not really fit in per se because I like to stand out and participate in lots of opportunities, so I guess I could say I stand out.
What is a favorite memory with your family? A favorite memory I have with my family was when I was younger, and we still lived in New Jersey. We had a barbecue at the house, and everyone was having a great time cracking jokes and just spending time with each other.
What inspiring things about you does your nomination does not cover? I am a very determined, hardworking, and dedicated person. I use all these traits when doing something no matter what it may be. It is important that I model these qualities daily so that others are inspired by my attitude rather than feeling diminished by it.
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be? If I were to present a topic to my peers, it would be all about forensic investigations. There are a few people I know who feel as strongly as I do about forensics, but not too many. I have always been fascinated by the process of problem solving, especially when it came to closing a final chapter that needed to be solved for justice to prevail. It has always been a dream of mine to work in the investigation field so now that I am getting closer to that opportunity, I am beyond anxious and thrilled to get started.
Look for Mya-Faye in issue 60 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!
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