Meredith Addington - Kentucky Video Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Ana Macchiavelli Photography by Powell Photography Issue 28 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Saying that she is as beautiful inside as she is on the outside is an understatement. She is such a bright, intelligent, encouraging and sweet girl. She shows that in everything she does. When my oldest son had a bad day at school, she talked with him about it and helped him out. Although she is a very busy girl, she always makes sure to check on the kids and tries to share their activities. She would take time to come to recitals or birthday parties. And she is always working for her school, her dance team or the community to improve the lives of the people. She is a caring soul and an inspiring teen that deserves a chance to show up and lead by example! She is a loving daughter that takes care and includes her family in her life, and she is very honest. She deserves recognition and encouragement to keep being the way she is and keep inspiring us all!!
Khadajah Baker - Pennsylvania Video Interview by Claire Plath Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Cameilia Baker Photography by Wesley Works Photography
The Nomination: Khadajah is an amazing young lady, who truly has a passion to make an impact and serve her community. Khadajah has been volunteering in her community as a Girl Scout since the age of 5, she has earned her bronze, silver and gold award through Girl Scout by doing numerous community projects. She has been volunteering at her local church for 7 years and has been on 3 missions trip across the country. She also been on local missions trip within her community and has partnered with numerous nonprofit to volunteer. Khadajah has volunteered at her local library and DaVinci science center for the last 4 years during the summer in addition to working as a playground counselor through her local township. She has been dancing since the age of 10 and continues to dance competitively. Khadajah plans to attend Cairn University to study Social Work.
Azurra Bukhari - Dubai Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Natasha Bukhari Photography by Aleksandra Salamon Issue 30 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Azurra is a young model, actress & aspiring singer from Toronto, Canada currently living in Dubai! She has starred in season 1 of the series “Go Iguanas” and has done commercials for Warner Bros, Glad, Yas Waterworld, IMG, Nutella, Jelly Belly, Goody Pasta, STV, including fashion shoots for makeup artists and photographers in London, Toronto and Dubai! She is also known for singing covers on @tiktok!
Riley Hamilton – North Carolina Video & Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Tracey DerBoghosian Photography by Tim Talley Photography Issue 29 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Riley Hamilton is a very hard working and eager young woman. She works very hard in her academics as well as her golf game. Riley loves and cherishes her family. She always demonstrates a positive attitude whether she wins or loses. Riley deserves to be nominated and win this award for all her focus, dedication and hard work.
Shannon Sakaitis - Pennsylvania Interview by Claire Plath Video editing by Olivia Bush Nomination and Photography by Colleen Sakaitis Issue 30 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Shannon Sakaitis is a sophomore dance major at The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush High School in Philadelphia. She also dances at Philadelphia Dance Center where she studies all forms of dance (ballet, jazz, contemporary, acro, ballroom, etc...) and is a member of PDC Company.
Alyssa Kyzar - Louisiana Video Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Trudy Kyzar Photography by Luckett Portrait Studio Issue 26 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Not only is Alyssa Kyzar a 4.0 student, but she has taken on the role of SGA and Senior class president. She is active in her church youth group and has launched a youth missions committee, which she has been elected President. She has developed her own clothing line, “Thiest Threads” to help spread the word of Jesus to other teens. She was a member of FUGE SLA over the summer to become a church camp leader. She is currently enrolled in college classes while in high school.
Taylor Clodfelter - Indiana Video Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Candice Clodfelter Photography by Brian Williams – Shot by B Issue 32 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Taylor Clodfelter is a very outgoing and inspiring senior to everyone who looks up to her. She has a heart of gold and helps anyone that she can. Taylor is the most energetic, stunning, caring, cheerful, and just an all-around amazing girl! She puts others in front of herself and does not think twice about it. Her senior year has been crashing down on her because of COVID-19 but every day, she wakes up in the morning and says, “You got to think on the bright side!” She even has been painting rocks with cheerful sayings just to get people through this rough patch with positivity. She has been putting them around the town of Fort Branch and Haubstadt so be on the lookout for some inspiring rocks! She started out with a rough life, but she has never let that phase her. Her smile will always brighten any room she walks in!
Anna Milligan - Texas Interview by Claire Path Video Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination and Photography by Janey Cooper Photography Issue 32 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Anna Milligan is one of the most talented, determined, and focused senior girls I have had the opportunity to photograph! She has so many facets to her musical talent and shares her gift with the church while serving in the worship band. She had specific requests for her senior session to capture not only her praise music, but also her love for writing music, and the fun, punk and edgy side! What a gift it was for me to be serenaded by her beautiful voice while she sang her heart out during her session with me. Her beauty on the exterior is obvious, but she has a genuine heart for serving others and a perseverance that leaves you certain she will be successful in her chosen path.
Trinity Jagdeo - New jersey Interview by Claire Plath Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Scott Ehlin Photography by Image Is Everything Studios Issue 32 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Trinity Jagdeo started her 501c3 nonprofit organization at 17 years old. She publishes and illustrates books featuring kids with special needs and disabilities as superheroes. She is also a motivational speaker and travels to different colleges, schools and organizations. A portion of the proceeds made from the books goes to a family in need. She reads for different programs and special needs schools. This year she is hosting a fashion show for the disability community at The Landis Theater in celebration of her two-year anniversary. She hosts "Spotlights On You" including people from the disability community and young entrepreneurs.
Victoria Hall - Texas Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Brenda Welke Photography by Katie Skrepnek Issue 30 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Victoria Hall has spent the past four years advocating, raising money and awareness for victims of human trafficking by partnering with the nonprofit organization Dresscember. At the age of sixteen she traveled to India with the organization YouCanFreeUs that rescues victims of human trafficking. She went into locations delivering care packages and planting seeds for rescue missions. She also met and worked with survivors in rehabilitation programs. Victoria sees the light and hopes all she meets will see that light and her fight to bring awareness through her passions to this cause.