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State Representative Bailee C.

Bailee Profile Image“I am here to make a change.”

-Bailee

Why Bailee Was Nominated:

Bailee first approached me about starting a club at our school that would put students together at the lunch table. She was needing help in having a positive conversation with students that she doesn’t have a relationship with. She felt that many students feel lonely and unwanted during lunch time and that friendships can be started at the lunch table.

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State Representative Namah A.

Namah Profile Image“I choose to Be Strong in my community by being there for the people around me & being the shoulder that they can lean on.”

-Namah

Why Namah Was Nominated:

Namah is my resident consultant on the pulse of our school. Namah is not afraid to confront a touchy situation nor does she shy away from courageous conversations. I have trouble remembering that she is only a sophomore, as her maturity and overall perspective on life reach far beyond her years. She always brings insight, empathy, and honesty to our meetings and is shaping up to be a leader for her peers. Namah has faced discrimination as a young Muslim, wearing hijab among her mostly white peers. She is a young woman who understands, first hand, how to confront adversity with grace and humor. I know that Namah possesses the maturity, drive, empathy, and passion to be a great Be Strong Student State Representative.

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 Cassie C.

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“I firmly believe every one deserves a chance to be heard and respected.”

-Cassie

Why Cassie C. was Nominated:

Hello Be Strong!! I would like to submit a nomination for Cassie as State Representative for Missouri. If there is anyone in my school/city/state/region who will stand up for the under-represented, it is Cassie. I have known her for four years now, and not a day goes by that I dont see her supporting a friend, lending a hand, encouraging classmates, or shining her bright light as an individual. Cassie has no interest in fitting into any one particular “mold” as a young woman or student. She is an individual who stands tall on her values and speaks up for what she believes, no matter if her beliefs are met with resistance. In a time in one’s life when most teens are trying so very hard to “fit in” for various reasons, Cassie is one who is not afraid to part the waters in a respectful and impactful way. Last year, I noticed how she had been growing her hair out, and even commented a couple of times how I liked how she was wearing it. It might have been the very next day, she and a friend of hers arrived in my class with completely shaved heads. There may have been another student who had made some assumptions that perhaps this was an attention stunt. But, Cassie was very quick to point out that she and her friend had helped to raise several hundred dollars towards research for kids fighting cancer by shaving their heads. I was extremely impressed with the selflessness of her actions and words. I know that her act of kindness in this instance not only contributed to an incredible cause, but also prompted others to examine their own abilities to not only affect change, but to give pause to their own personal self-critics. Cassie has been an integral part of our We Dine Together Club at West High from the early days and has continued to reach out to club participants with words of encouragement and accountability, even through the summer months. She has an incredible sense of purpose and self-motivated responsibility. I have no doubt in my mind that Cassie will be a stand-out leader as a Be Strong State Representative. She is, after all, already changing the world around her.

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.

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