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State Representative Tahany H.

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“I am strong in my community by helping others and modeling positive behaviors.”

– Tahany

Why Tahany H. was Nominated:

“Tahany is willing to educate others when she see’s injustices being done at school. As OHS Muslim/American population has risen, and students with hijabs have become more common, Tahany started to see more students with incorrect or misguided information. She helped form the MASA (Muslim American Student Association) at Oswego High School as a way to celebrate the Muslim/American culture, but to also bring awareness to the student body. When you know more about your fellow students, you are less likely to engage in bullying. Her [Tahany’s] club held after school meetings where kids from all backgrounds could come and learn more about Muslim/Americans. It was well received and attended. Tahany’s willingness to bridge a cultural gap is one example of many in regards to her high moral character.”

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State Representative Lainey O.

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“If you can’t find a kind person, be one for someone else.”

– Lainey

Why Lainey was Nominated:

“Lainey is an outstanding young woman. I am the sponsor of a program called Peer Helpers here at Lincoln-Way East. Lainey was nominated by her peers as a peer to whom he/she would speak if he/she had a problem. We then train these Peer Helpers to be non judgmental listeners and sources of support for our student body. Lainey has been an excellent choice. She is warm, kind, and accepting of all different types of kids at our school. In fact, a couple weeks ago one of our students was very upset about not having been chosen on a team in PE. Lainey observed his sadness while he was talking to their teacher and she walked over and invited him to be on her team, she is just that type of person. I have a great deal of respect for her and for this reason I have nominated her to represent us in this movement.”

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State Representative Karla O.

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“I’m a survivor of bullying. So now, I stand tall & let those people around me know that it is not ok to disrespect, humiliate, or degrade someone. It is not ok for someone who gets bullied to say, “I’m used to it”.”

– Karla

Why Karla was Nominated:

“Karla is the bee’s knees. She is compassionate, empathetic, brilliant, charismatic, hardworking, and dedicated. She listens to others and hears what they have to say, she speaks her mind, and she is ever intellectually curious. She is a genuinely friendly student, sincerely cares about others, and is responsible enough to take on responsibility in leadership.”

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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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