Josie Quirke - Illinois Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Jennifer Quirke Photography by J Fuller Photos Issue 36 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Josie Quirke puts 100% effort into everything she does. Josie has been dancing since she started walking. She spends many hours a week at Shine Bright Dance Studio working on her technique. Josie loves competitive dance and strives to do her best for herself, her teammates, and her studio. She spends her free time volunteering at the studio assisting teachers with their classes. She has also volunteered as a "buddy" in a dance class designed for children with special needs. Josie loves to inspire others to express themselves through the art of dance.
Kristen Ramirez - Texas Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Yolanda Puckett Photography by Kenneth Siscon Photography Issue 36 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Kristen never seems to give up. Her tenacity is inspiring. While going after what she wants, she is fearless and almost always has a smile on her face. Kristen volunteers on a consistent basis. It would be hard to find a more selfless person willing to give up their personal time, talent, and resources to help and support others.
Emma Topp – Youtuber Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush Photography by Alex Frank Video Interview for Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Emma Topp is looked up to by so many teens across the world. She has 361 thousand subscribers on Youtube. Her channel took off after partnering with Semester at Sea. She is constantly creating new and creative content for her Youtube, Instagram, and TikTok to share with her audience. She is such a role model for teens and I see her platform growing so much more in the future and is most definitely someone to watch.
EllaBabe Fisher – Oklahoma Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Sherra Fisher Photography by Senior Edge Photography Issue 36 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: EllaBabe is so beautiful on the inside and outside. She’s selfless, caring, hardworking, and a true Christian. If you view her Instagram you can see several of her inspirational videos where she is not afraid to share God’s Word. She is a wrestler for the Ada Cougars and she placed third at states. She volunteers at our local food bank when she is available. She also volunteers during Christmas to feed the homeless and distribute gifts. She tutors and has helped several kids with their schoolwork during the pandemic since she is always looking for ways to help others. She truly deserves to be recognized for everything she does at such a young age!
Ella Beyer - California Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination and Photography by Launa Penza Photography Issue 35 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Ella Beyer is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter who plays guitar and keys, as well as performs solo and with her band, Almost Famous. Ella gives back to the community as one of the only 40 SoCal high school students chosen for the Dragon Kim Foundation Fellowship. Through this, Ella and her partner created "Summer Serenade" where they visit people's houses and sing songs of hope (including Ella's originals) from front lawns. Ella also co-founded Fostering the Arts, a Performing Arts Camp for kids in the L.A. foster care system. She performs concerts for retirement and nursing homes and she has also volunteered with L.A. River Cleanup and the Los Angeles Food Bank. Ella attends California School of the Arts, where she has roles in the National Honor Society, the California Junior Scholarship Foundation, Fusion, the Musical Theater Conservatory, President’s Honor Roll, and serves as the Beatles Club President. She also composed the school jingle! She received the 2020 all-school Ambassador Award for embodying the 5 Pillars of Achievement and Character.
Martin Garibay - Texas Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Bobby Joe De Leon Jr. Photography by Liliana Sundberg Photography Issue 35 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Martin is a hard-working young man who strives for his goals, all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. He joined the marching band at Harlan High School as their trumpet section leader for three years and has made the All-Region Band 5A for two years. He has always been a wonderful mentor to underclassmen and upperclassmen while being a member of NHS, NEHS, and SNHS. He started a Mariachi Club, Los Halcones de Harlan, but he has been involved in other extracurricular activities such as Student Council, Bowling, Lacrosse, and the San Antonio Mariachi Academy. With countless hours of community service, he is set to start college this fall with a major in Biology and potentially a music degree. Martin finds his intent for doing these things through his desire of becoming his family’s first generation college graduate.
Grace Regan - Washington Interview by Olivia Bush Nomination by Dena Regan Photography by Melisha Maxey Issue 35 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Over the past few years I have watched my daughter grow into a very courageous young lady. She has inspired students around her to spread positivity and become involved in random acts of kindness. She is involved with her church as well as getting individuals to join her in that as well. With all the events and incidents happening right now, somehow she was able to find a good thing during it all! Her teachers appreciated it a lot and it made a difference in their lives. Her aim is to reach as many teachers as possible. I cannot believe that she put herself out there like that without a second thought just to make someone else happy!
Taylor King - California Interview/Editing by Olivia Bush
Nomination: Taylor King is a social media influencer who works and currently lives in Los Angeles California. She is most known for her podcast TKsjuicypod and for being youtuber Alisha Marie's videographer and assistant. She has such a bubbly personality and is such an inspiration to teenagers!
Diamond Orin - Wisconsin Interview/Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination & Photography by Tammy Schmitt Issue 34 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Diamond Orin is very inspiring because she had been bullied since sixth grade and continues to be, but she chooses to always find the positive out of a bad situation. She uses modeling to cope from all the negative and make it positive by being who she is and not letting anyone change that. She also swims which helps her cope with it and be able to help others in need throughout their troubles. She will continue to grow and inspire many young children, athletes, and even us adults to be ourselves and not let others break us down.
Lera Haydon - Texas Video Interview/Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination and Photography by Pink Lilly Photography Issue 34 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Lera was adopted and has been in the states for 6 years now, speaks three different languages, and never gives up on dance. She speaks English, Russian, and Ukrainian. Any senior that has made it out of this paramedic and can still keep their average up is so strong and inspiring.