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.
Ellina DeLillo - Pennsylvania Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush - Washington Nomination and Photography by Clark’s Studio
The Nomination: Ellina DiLillo is one of the most inspirational Seniors I have ever photographed. She has excelled on and off the field and has a Dynamic, Humble and Energetic personality. Ellina has overcame many obstacles in her life such as beating cancer and making a full recovery after a very serious sport accident. She has accumulated a long list of accomplishments such as Lettering in Basketball, Soccer, Track and Softball. Ellina also shines off the field as she is Sr. Class President, Student Council VP, one of the Lawrence County Outstanding Young Woman, a member of FBLA, Mock Trial-Best Advocate, National Honor Society, Peer Leadership, 6 year member on the LayUp 4 Lucy Committee but is most proud of being a Student Ambassador for Lawrence County Operation Shoebox where she collected toiletries for deployed troops. Ellina is truly an inspiration to all and has a very bright future ahead of her!
Sierra Zaccagnino - Pennsylvania Interview by Claire Plath - California Edited by Olivia Bush - Washington
Sierra Zaccagnino is the Editor of Inspiring Teens Magazine, but also has a big interest in Fashion. Hear about her travels and experiences in the field and what qualifies her to teach our upcoming Fashion Class on the Inspiring Teens zoom. Register at inspiringteens.com/join