Meet our

Extraordinary Role Models

Name: Briella Clary

Age: 9   

Favorite Quote: Always be nice to others

Favorite Food: Spaghetti & meatballs    

Favorite Hobby:  Coloring

Activities you are involved in:

Cheerleading, Basketball, and Soccer

Community Service Activities or Be the Impact projects:

Ronald McDonald Charities, Church Youth Group

What do you look for in a role model?

Someone who is kind, trustworthy, and a good listener

Who is your role model and why?

Zoe is my favorite role model because she is funny and kind.

Future ambition:

To become a nurse

Name: Avanlee Horsley

Age: 9

Favorite Quote: "Love one another"

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Hobby:  Coloring

Activities you are involved in:  Cheerleading

Community Service Activities or Be the Impact projects:

Helping homeless people

What do you look for in a role model? Someone who is friendly

and helpful

Who is your Role Model?  Briella Clary because she's so kind

Future Ambition:  To be a nurse or doctor

Favorite church activities:  Reading the bible to little kids in my Sunday school class and participating in the Little Sparks for

God Youth Group.

Name: Elyse Hofer

Age: 10

Favorite Quote: "In a world where you can be anything, be kind"

Favorite Food: Tacos & Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Favorite Hobby: Crafts, Create,  Paint, and Sketch

School Activities:  Soccer and Basketball. 

Community Service: Filling little libraries with books

What do you look for in a role model? Someone who is kind and supportive of EVERYONE!

Who is your role model and why? My role model is Kenzie Thoen-Chapman . She shows kindness to everyone she comes in contact with. She is a hard worker and always goes above and beyond to help others.

Future Ambition: To be a part-time supermodel and part-time surgeon.

Favorite thing to do at church:  Singing praise and worship songs

Favorite scripture:  John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Name: Makenna Clary

Age: 12

Favorite Quote: 

Love one another

Favorite Food: Butter noodles

Favorite Hobby: Drawing dress designs

School Activities:  Cheerleading

Community Service: 

Sincerely, A Fellow Reader, a project where I leave new or gently used books in unexpected places for young people to find and get lost in the adventure of a good book

What do you look for in a role model?

Someone who respect

Who is your role model and why?

My mom, because she is so nice and always wants me to be the best person I can be and she teaches me about God

Future Ambition:

To be a teacher

Favorite Church Activity: Bible School and participating in my youth group

Name: Megan Arthur

Age: 11

Favorite Quote: 

"No one ever ever made a difference by being like everyone else." PT Barnum

Favorite Food: My mom's homemade cheese pizza.

Favorite Hobby: Volleyball

School Activities:  Choir, Middle School Volleyball, and I applied for the 6th Grade Cougar Council

Community Service: Singing  local nursing homes,God's Golden Children, my own impact project which will allow me to provide orphans the supplies they needed and love they deserve while they wait for their forever family 

What do you look for in a role model?  Kindness, compassion, and leadership

Who is your role model and why?

My role model is my mom because she is loving and always there for me

Future Ambition:

I'm not sure, but I'm open to whatever God has for me.

Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 31:25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.

Name: Trinity Goss

Age: 14

Favorite Quote: 

"Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, and hate leads to suffering." Yoda

Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo

Favorite Hobby: Baking

School Activities:  Cheerleading, Public Speaking, Musical Theater, & Photography Club

Community Service: Ronald McDonald House, Father's Heart Ministries & Convoy of Hope

What do you look for in a role model? Someone who is kind, honest, has integrity, and true to themselves

Who is your role model and why?

My older sister is my role model because she's a strong, independent woman.

Future Ambition:

To attend college.  I have not decided on a major

Favorite Church Activity: My youth group at church

Name: Kristen Barnett

Age: 14

Favorite Quote: 

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world". - Gandhi

Favorite Food: Pizza Rolls

Favorite Hobby: Making bracelets and crafting

School Activities:  Tennis, chorus, theatre

Community Service: To Have and To Hold Project, Providing backpacks to foster children

What do you look for in a role model? Someone that achieves their goals and is a good leader

Who is your role model and why?

My role model is Kenzie Thoen because at a pretty young age she did well in school, competed in pageants, got married and working on finishing college. She is always doing things for other people.

Future ambition:

To be a special needs teacher

Favorite scripture: "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."  Matthew 6:34

Name: Rosa Grippa

Age: 19

Favorite Quote: 

“No beauty shines brighter than a good heart”

Favorite Food: Pasta

Favorite Hobby: Singing

School Activities:  Club Bowling, Miami Choraliers Women’s Choir, Honors College

Community Service: Volunteerism through my church

What do you look for in a role model? Drive, a heart for others, and a love for Jesus

Who is your role model and why?

My mother because of how hard she works to provide for me and my family.

Future ambition:

Earn a doctorate degree and work towards opening new hospitals across the country and the world.

Favorite church activity:  Singing praise and worship songs

Name: Soleil Guckian

Age: 19

Favorite Quote: 

“No rain; no flowers”

Favorite Food: Cheeseburger with a milkshake

Favorite Hobby: Dancing in random places

School Activities: Chi Omega sorority and Cheer Captain of my University’s Spirit Squad

Community Service: Through my sorority, I help raise funding for Make-A-Wish. On my own, I advocate for those who are not yet able to advocate for themselves. I speak up and stand up for other survivors while teaching about the importance of mental health.

What do you look for in a role model? Someone who is genuine and true to themselves and lets their true beauty shine from the inside out.

Who is your role model and why?

My role model is Aulbri Layfield because she advocates for herself and others and isn’t afraid to be her sweet, goofy self.

Future ambition:

To become a Special Education Teacher assisting students with Autism

Favorite church activity:  Doing sign language to praise and worship songs

Name: Kiera Hoover

Age: 19

Favorite Quote: 

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because in the end those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter.” - Dr. Seuss

Favorite Food: Grilled cheese sandwiches and tater tots

Favorite Hobby: Crafts, Painting, Embroidery and Skateboarding

School Activities:  Intramurals Sand Volleyball and Co-Ed Volleyball

Community Service: Ageless Blessings, helping people of all ages; Heroes Worthy of Honor, recognizing firefighters, paramedics, police officers and military

What do you look for in a role model? Compassion, Selfless, Generous and Being Kind

Who is your role model and why?

My dad because of how hard he works to provide for our family and he is always patient, and forgiving. Also, Kenzie Thoen Chapman because she is humble, kind, shows grace, loving and puts so many others before herself.

Future ambition:

Earn my masters in Criminal Justice and Psychology at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Favorite church activity:  Singing worship songs by Elevation Worship and Passion Music

Favorite scripture:  Jeremiah 29:11-13 “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’”

Name: Hannah Rasmussen

Age: 18

Favorite Quote: 

“Going through things you never thought you’d go through, will take you places you never thought you’d get to.”

Favorite Food: Mac and cheese

Favorite Hobby: Singing

School Activities:  Chess Club, Teens Gathering In Faith, Action Impact, Young Life.

Community Service: In Ian’s Boots Mission, Hannah’s Hope: Filling Hearts with Love, Pen Pal Project, donating clothes to Good Will.

What do you look for in a role model? A kind heart and strength of character, someone who is passionate about their dreams and desires and who isn’t afraid to be themselves and lead by example

Who is your role model and why?

My role model is my mother because she is very wise and has always given me good advice and has always been a good example to me

Future ambition:

Preschool Teacher

Favorite church activity:  Singing worship songs