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.
Jordan Patterson - Kentucky Video Interview/Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Jenna Miller Photography by Cara Jonas Photography Issue 34 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Jordan Kayla Patterson is a hard worker. Even during tough times she still manages to push through. I am Jordan’s best friend and she always talks about how she would love to attend the university of Louisville for nursing. She would love the opportunity to be able to help people and she is open minded to many ideas. She has also participated in a fashion marketing class that hosted a fashion show. Her class chose her as the leader because Jordan has great communication skills & plans very well.
Rachel Liazos - Massachusetts Video Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Meg Liazos Photography by Kelly Burneson Photography Issue 34 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Rachel Liazos is inspirational because of her dedication to her sport, Softball. Rachel was diagnosed with a stress fracture in her back during middle school. She was confined to a back brace 23 hours a day. This injury took Rachel out of the game for several years. Rachel cheered on her team from the bench for hundreds of games, unsure if she could ever join her teammates ever again. Through hundreds of hours in the gym, on the field with coaches, Rachel was able to return to softball and will be playing at the collegiate level next year.
Cora Reuter - Wisconsin Video Interview by Claire Plath Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination and Photography by Candid Touch Photography and Design Issue 33 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Cora Reuter was a pleasure to get to know during our year together as a participant in my Senior Rep Program. Cora has a heart of gold and dedicates time to her church youth group and baby life program. With her love of children, she enjoys helping to babysit and nanny for area families. At school she is an outstanding student, involved in her local FFA program, and participates in Track and Cross Country. She has amazing ambitions and plans to pursue a career in law. This young lady will truly go far in life with her passion for helping others.
Reannyn Weiler – New York Video Interview by Claire Plath Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination and Photography by Eve Taverne Photography Issue 30 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Reannyn Weiler has traveled around the world competing in her sport luge. She just recently participated in the Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland representing the USA on January 18, 2020, and was selected as the American flag bearer during the opening ceremony!!! What an honor! She made history last season by being part of the USA's first women's doubles team to compete internationally in a sanctioned women's event. She won 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal on the Youth Cup circuit for women's doubles luge and is currently ranked 6th in the world on Youth A circuit for women's doubles luge.
Reannyn is a senior at Whitesboro High School in Whitesboro, NY, and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is also a member of both indoor and outdoor track and holds the school record for 2 events. Reannyn currently holds the record for the 55 meter dash at 8.05 seconds for indoor track and for the 4x100 meter relay for outdoor track at 51.91 seconds.
In addition, Reannyn volunteers assisting elementary students at track meets and fun days, plus she volunteers at luge slider searches.
Emelie Gast - Germany Video Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Dieter Gast Photography by Wildfire Studios Aberdeen South Dakota
The Nomination: Emelie Gast is a very engaged and motivated teen in different areas. Since she was a girl she started to sing and to play the piano. She was a member of the best choir of Germany in 2017 and she had several concerts every year. Beside this she likes to attend in the plays and musicals. Every part she did in the past was outstanding and with so much enthusiasm and engagement. While she was an exchange student in Aberdeen 2019/20 she passed the audition for the Show Choir, Acappella Choir, Fall Play, One-Act-Play and Spring Musical. Because of her attitude, her motivation and her positive personality she was awarded as student of the month in November 2019 from Forte International. At the beginning of 2019 she was selected as president of our national student parliament. She had to lead the discussion and did some statements to the television. At the end of this school year she was awarded for her special engagement for her school. She is a wonderful teen!
Gracie O'Connor - Alabama Video Interview and Editing by Olivia Bush Photography by Mrs. O'Conner
Gracie O'Connor is a bright and bubbly rising junior at the University of Alabama. She has always been into Youtube and filming since she was young but decided to start a Youtube channel right before her freshman year of college. It has since taken off and has just recently reached 100,000 subscribers. She also recently studied abroad for a semester with Semester at Sea but her semester was recently cut short because of Covid-19. She is such an inspiration to many people and such an amazing person to talk to and an amazing face in the Youtube community brightening so many peoples days with her content!
Evan O'Donnell - Pennsylvania Video Interview by & Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Olivia Bush
The Nomination: Evan O'Donnell has been playing football since he was 5 years old. He excelled playing quarterback in high school and received an offer to play football at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C in college. Since accepting the offer he has been fortunate enough to start for multiple games his freshman year and helped his team secure their first win of the season. He fits right in with the team and loves the team atmosphere and is looking forward to continuing playing with them for the next 3 years.