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.