Olivia Travis – West Virginia Nomination & Photography by Michelle Travis Issue 55 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Olivia Travis had been an active volunteer since the age of 6. Her most recent project is called The Prom Connection, which is a store that provides free gowns, cocktails, suits, make-up, and accessories to middle and high school kids. The store offers a full shopping experience, allowing the customers to choose the outfit of their dreams. Community members and businesses have provided items and monetary donations that have enabled more than 60 students to be outfitted for their 2022 prom. This will continue to be an annual event put on by Olivia in Martinsburg, WV.
What should we know about you? The Prom Connection, the initiative I started myself and reason I was nominated for this honor, is what I would like to be interviewed more deeply about. I would also like to talk about my community involvement over the course of 10 years. However, it is important to express I am just an average teen. If I can do it and make a difference, you can too!
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? Even though I spend so many hours dedicated to making a difference, I still find time to pursue my passion of dance, I challenge myself with academics and currently maintain a 4.6 GPA in the honors/AP track, and I set aside time for family and close friends. I am proof that you can do all you set your mind to with time management, dedication, and pure desire to make things happen.
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be and why? Volunteerism! As a titleholder, and your current Miss West Virginia’s Outstanding Teen, the importance of volunteerism has been something I’ve been promoting since I was just 6 years old! I am beyond proud so say that I have gotten so many of my peers just as excited about helping others as me, and many of them tag along in many of my service projects. Often, volunteers don’t necessarily have the time, but we have the heart.
Look for Olivia in issue 55 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!