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State Representative Emely M.

Emely - Arizona Student Rep Profile Image“I hope to help everyone feel comfortable enough to sit with others and be themselves, without the fear of being rejected.”

-Emely

Why Emely was Nominated:

We were talking in class about bullying and that feeling of loneliness. I showed the students a video about the students that first brought We Dine Together to a campus in Florida and Emely immediately wanted this program on our campus. She approached me several times during the semester to see if I would help her get it started – to find our what she needed to do. It is now a new semester and I no longer have Emely as a student, but she has still come to my classroom very dedicated to making this happen. When I asked Emely why she wanted to do this her response was to put a smile on some sad faces, to help them make new friends and feel a part of the community they come to everyday. She wants our campus to be more inclusive, more welcoming and wants to spear head that effort.

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State Representative Hannah B.

Hanah - Arizona Student Rep Profile Image“I want people in my school and community to feel loved and accepted, no matter their differences.”

-Hannah

Why Hannah was Nominated:

Hannah is an amazing kiddo. She is the oldest of four kids. In her home she has a brother with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has been raised to accept and help others always. She has just entered a new year at the same school she’s been attending since kinder in a new building and new location away from her brother and sister who attend the Elementary school. She wants to spread awareness about Autism and how to help people feel included. She doesn’t want people to feel alone and as if they have no one to turn to. She is funny, encouraging and a great coach at a young age of 11. She would be a perfect candidate for a club at her school. She wants to teach kindness needs no words. It’s important to her and her family that people feel loved no matter what. She has a big heart and will do amazing things.

My Community Voice

Below is a collection of my community engagement and random acts of kindness.  Help me to get the word out and share this with your friends.

State Representative Amanda W.

Amanda - Arizona Student Rep Profile Image“I love impacting other people’s lives, it makes me so happy.”

-Amanda

Why Amanda was Nominated:

Amanda is our youngest member of our new We Dine Together Club. She has been very active in both recruiting new members and befriending solo students. She is genuine, outgoing, warm, cordial and congenial, and very approachable. I believe she would make an excellent ambassador as Hamilton High School’s representative of We Dine Together.

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Below is a collection of my community engagement and random acts of kindness.  Help me to get the word out and share this with your friends.

State Representative Lily S.

Lily - Arizona Student Rep Profile Image“I have always strived for the spread of equality & inclusiveness. This is why I planned a prom for students with disabilities”

-Lily

Why Lily was Nominated:

I would like to nominate junior Lily for the Be Strong award.  From the 3rd grade Lily has had a passion for helping students with special needs.  She has just the right balance between compassion and empathy and expectations for advocacy and independence.  Last year Lily planed Bloom, a prom in support of students with disabilities and their peer mentors which was held at Sandra Day O’Connor High School on Friday, April 29th. The mission was for all students to have equal opportunities to participate in high school life. Bloom was a great way for both students with disabilities and student mentors to share in the fun experience of a high school prom in a comfortable and supported environment.  Over 50 students from three district high schools joined together for this exciting event.  Lily gathered donations from community businesses including pizzas, a photography session with a complimentary 5X7 print for each student from a local photography, desserts and snacks from a community bakery. Lily coordinated 50 student volunteers, transportation from the visiting schools, hair and make-up and special touches like flower hair clips, and corsages. A local church youth leader was the DJ for the event in the gym which was filled with tables decorated with fresh flowers in the Bloom theme. Everyone was out on the dance floor having a blast!  Lily has a heart for service and helping others, this project made her grow and everyone involved BLOOM!

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Below is a collection of my community engagement and random acts of kindness.  Help me to get the word out and share this with your friends.

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