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.
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.
Sophia Sander – Wisconsin Video Interview by Claire Plath Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination & Photography by Candid Touch Photography and Design Issue 31 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Sophia Sander has taken part in my Class of 2020 Senior Rep program which emphasizes professionalism, self-growth, and teamwork. She has the uncanny ability to make other feel at ease while helping to build their confidence. She is a 3-sport athlete, class President 3 years running, donates her personal time to help with community efforts and programs, and was selected as an ACTION athlete at her high school this year. Sophie is without a doubt one of the sweetest, most endearing, and compassionate young women I have met.
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.