Ella Beyer - California Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination and Photography by Launa Penza Photography Issue 35 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Ella Beyer is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter who plays guitar and keys, as well as performs solo and with her band, Almost Famous. Ella gives back to the community as one of the only 40 SoCal high school students chosen for the Dragon Kim Foundation Fellowship. Through this, Ella and her partner created "Summer Serenade" where they visit people's houses and sing songs of hope (including Ella's originals) from front lawns. Ella also co-founded Fostering the Arts, a Performing Arts Camp for kids in the L.A. foster care system. She performs concerts for retirement and nursing homes and she has also volunteered with L.A. River Cleanup and the Los Angeles Food Bank. Ella attends California School of the Arts, where she has roles in the National Honor Society, the California Junior Scholarship Foundation, Fusion, the Musical Theater Conservatory, President’s Honor Roll, and serves as the Beatles Club President. She also composed the school jingle! She received the 2020 all-school Ambassador Award for embodying the 5 Pillars of Achievement and Character.