Taylor Williams – Texas Nomination & Photography by Angie Read Photography Issue 51 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Taylor is inspiring because she is so adaptable to new experiences and life changes. When she was only 6 years old, her family uprooted and moved overseas to live in Jakarta Indonesia. In a foreign land, with a completely different culture and language, she acclimated, embraced and learned to adapt. She attended the international school and made a lot of friends. That experience helped shape her into who she is today. She is outgoing, open minded, adaptable to new situations, welcoming to people’s differences, and enjoys learning about new cultures. Taylor has always been a leader. She is not afraid to be herself and will always do what she feels is the right thing to do. Her family is proud of her and knows that she will continue to inspire others around her to have an appreciation and zest for life!
What we know about you? My favorite volunteer service is working with Meals on Wheels, delivering food to people who are in need. It does the heart good to see the smiles on people's faces when you bring them food. Sometimes the people are older, and they seem to not get many visitors, so along with delivering food it gives them social contact with a smiling face and that is so rewarding.
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? I am a student-athlete. I have been involved in all-star competitive cheerleading since I was 7 years old. This requires 9 plus hours a week in the gym, tumbling and stunting and practicing a choregraphed routine. My schedule is hectic and sometimes stressful, but it has taught me time management skills and how to handle stressful situations better. I am an all-star cheerleader, a varsity school cheerleader (Captain), participate in many community services organizations and still maintain a 3.8 GPA.
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be and why? How important it is for young girls to feel self-confidence and love themselves for who they are. It is not good to feel envy or jealousy of another girl. Everyone is different, whether it be skin color, the texture of your hair or your body size or shape. But we are all the same on the inside and as long as we love ourselves for who we are, others will love us too.
Look for Taylor in issue 51 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!