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.
Taylor Sedlatschek – North Carolina Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush Photography by Dorothy Hart- A Hart’s Eye Photography Issue 29 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Taylor Sedlatschek is an inspiring young woman as she volunteers at an animal rescue and has dedicated 150+ hours since August 2019. Taylor loves working with abused animals and has recently started fostering a troubled Pitbull. She has become an advocate for rescue animals. Taylor dedicates herself to promote the idea that rescue animals deserve a second chance at a good life on top of this, she has a 3.9 GPA is in beta club and will be attending a four-year university this fall.
Ginger Burlew – New Jersey Video Interview and Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination and Photography by Lisa Shifflett Issue 27 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Ginger Burlew has been part of my Teen Influencer Team for the past 3 years. She was recommended to me by one of my Team girls at the time for a Back to School shoot I wanted to do because she had an interest in Modeling and I just fell in love with her! Her smile is infectious, and her upbeat personality just makes you feel happy! She has been a Varsity Cheerleader and participated in National Competitions. She coached kids with disabilities in a program called Sparkle during this time. She was a leader in her Connect Club at her High School which is involved with making kids with disabilities get more connected in the school. During her time on the Lisa Shifflett Photography Team she decided she wanted to pursue her Modeling dream and she set about finding out information on how to get signed to an agency. She did all the research and submissions on her own and landed a contract with a modeling Agency at 15! She is a generous and giving teenager and I hope you will consider her as an Inspiring Teen!
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.
Katherine Mirachi - Pennsylvania Video Interview & Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Rachael Shippee Photography by Christina Mirarchi Issue 28 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Katie Mirarchi is outstanding in all aspects of life; she is one of the most genuinely kind people I have come across, obtaining the rare ability to enable and promote others to be better and happier. She expresses herself through art, dance, and violin, and exemplifies excellent leadership as Vice President of a STEM club. She touched hundreds of lives through a charity organization that she maintains. She constantly questions the world around her, possessing a beautiful innate curiosity. Katie is one of the most welcoming, positive, intellectual, and unabashedly goofy people I have had the pleasure of knowing; she is truly inspiring.
Annie Bell – Westbury UK Video Interview by Claire Plath Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Alison Bell Photography by Graham Hobbs Photography 2019 Issue of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Annie bell is so hard working. She is top set at school wanting to to go on to university. At school she is a member of choir, drama club and does many performances in and out of school for them and musical theatre exams. Weekends she belongs to a performing arts school working hard in their performances. A few evenings are dance classes working for shows and exams. All of this while taking care of her pet rats, helping at home, visiting her nan and helping with our family business. Her work ethic is amazing.
Rose Davies – Idaho Video Interview by Claire Plath Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination by Christy Davies Photography by Summer Brander Photography Issue 32 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Rose Davies strives daily to accomplish her dreams, whether it's playing soccer as a 4year starter or leading or FFA chapter as president or chasing banners in the livestock show ring, she does it with intensity, passion and integrity. It is this that has led her to traveling all over the country representing agriculture. She has her own business for which she raises and sells show lambs and will be attending Blackhawk College to pursue a degree in agriculture business and looking at law following.
Cash Lane - California Interview by Claire Plath Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination & Photography by Nicole Lane Issue 32 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Cash Lane At the tender age of 13, Cash is already living his best life. Having graced the stages of some iconic places such as The Viper Room and The Rainbow on Hollywood’s Sunset strip, sitting in with adult, touring musicians, all while holding his own on his bass guitar. His band ,Youthanize, was recently complemented and scouted by America’s Got Talent. Having played shows with an audience full of the music industry’s heavy hitters is enough to leave any seasoned adult player feeling envious. Cash is just getting started and we can’t wait to see what his future holds!
Gia Ramos - Peurto Rico Video Interview &Editing by Olivia Bush Nomination & Photography by Brendaly Marcano Inspiring Teens Magazine
Gia Mar Ramos - 2018 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing, first-ever 9th grade to win. Hurricanes Irma & Maria escalated Puerto Rico's financial chaos into a humanitarian crisis. 30 municipalities, 50% or more families live in poverty. Gia Ramos passionate about how the technology education could help Puerto Rico with the recovering. Her goal is to make a contribution to the society through innovation. Girl Innovation is dedicated to get adequate access to technology to children in low income. This can hinder them from learning the skills that are crucial to success in today’s economy. She organizes courses for kids stemmed from the fact that a large chunk of learning occurs during this period. In today's world where technology is becoming essential to every field, she aim to instill a love for computing in kids.
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!!