Exceptional Young Women in the Community: Meet Olivia Moore

  The COVID-19 pandemic might have kept Americans inside their homes, but it didn’t stop America’s youth from speaking out and making a change. Reagan High School senior Olivia Moore turned the year 2020’s lemons into lemonade for the community. A Winston-Salem native, Olivia was so moved by the distressing death of George Floyd on […]

Exceptional Young Women in the Community: Meet Emma Cate Burhans

  West Forsyth High School senior Emma Cate Burhans carries a full plate of academia, athletics, and philanthropy, while simultaneously making time for her friends and family. From a young age, Emma Cate has felt called to lead others and set a positive example for youth in her community. As co-president of West Forsyth’s Fellowship […]

Exceptional Young Women in the Community: Meet Bridgette Kelley

PHOTO BY ARIEL PEREZ Winston-Salem native Bridgette Kelley has found her purpose in life by combining her passion for helping others with her knack for all things fitness. In August 2020, Bridgette transitioned from working as a certified nursing assistant to earning her current role as an NCSF certified personal trainer at Phenom Fitness in Clemmons. […]

Exceptional Young Women in the Community: Meet Brianne Schapira

To many young professionals, their current job is merely a stepping-stone to furthering their career or solely a way to pay their bills. On the other hand, some young adults are fortunate enough to combine their passion and strong work ethic to make a fulfilling living at a young age. For 25-year-old Brianne Schapira, her […]

Exceptional Young Women in the Community: Meet Kaeley Marzano

A senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 21-year-old Kaeley Marzano balances a full academic, philanthropic, and fun schedule. Majoring in marketing with a minor in communications, Kaeley is heavily involved in various organizations across her campus. While serving as the Vice President of Recruitment and Membership for her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, […]

Exceptional Youth in the Community: Meet Cate Hettinger

Exceptional Youth in the Community: Meet Cate Hettinger BY AMY HILL At 16 years old, Mount Tabor High School student Cate Hettinger has earned nothing but A’s throughout her high school career, maintaining an impressive GPA of 4.35. In addition to a stellar academic record, Cate spends her free time at the Sawtooth School for […]

Exceptional Young Women in the Community: Olivia Brandon Strives to Help End Period Poverty

Due to the pandemic, poverty worldwide is on the rise, and the United States is no exception. Statistics report that approximately 25 million Americans live in poverty. While many underprivileged Americans rely on welfare programs and food stamps to purchase groceries, there are many essential items that food stamps cannot purchase – including feminine hygiene […]

Exceptional Youth in the Community: Grayson Weavil

BY AMY HILL While most teenagers spend their free time hanging out with friends, playing sports, or taking naps, 16-year-old Grayson Weavil spends her free time helping others. A junior at East Forsyth High School, Grayson has always had a passion for volunteer work and giving back. Being involved in her youth group and having […]

Exceptional Youth in Our Community

BY AMY HILL Below are the stories of three brave and amazing young ladies who are serving their community and country by enlisting in the National Guard. Brittany Maes Brittany is 25 years old and grew up in Madison, NC. After being homeschooled, Brittany earned her Associate in Arts degree from Guilford Technical Community College. […]

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