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.
Meredith Addington - Kentucky Video Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Ana Macchiavelli Photography by Powell Photography Issue 28 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Saying that she is as beautiful inside as she is on the outside is an understatement. She is such a bright, intelligent, encouraging and sweet girl. She shows that in everything she does. When my oldest son had a bad day at school, she talked with him about it and helped him out. Although she is a very busy girl, she always makes sure to check on the kids and tries to share their activities. She would take time to come to recitals or birthday parties. And she is always working for her school, her dance team or the community to improve the lives of the people. She is a caring soul and an inspiring teen that deserves a chance to show up and lead by example! She is a loving daughter that takes care and includes her family in her life, and she is very honest. She deserves recognition and encouragement to keep being the way she is and keep inspiring us all!!