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Project Beauty 2019

Girls these days face unbearable scrutiny for the way they look. I want to remind them that what’s on the outside does not make up the whole of who they are. They are actually defined by their actions, talents, skills, heart and purpose.

This is a journey of self reflection & self worth. It’s about finding and recognizing what’s truly important in life. The first step is seeing that they are beautiful just the way they are.

No makeup. No Photoshop. All for charity. This is Project Beauty 2019.

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
— Coco Chanel

Bailey

Who is someone you admire and find truly beautiful? Why?: My Boss Alyssa Vaughn, I chose her because not only is she beautiful and amazing but she is always there for everyone she always has the best advice and has the most caring heart.

What brings you joy?: Competition cheer, my family, food, making others happy, my jobs, and the kids I babysit.

Everyone has different skills and personality traits that make them valuable. How can YOU make the world a better place?: By always being nice to others because you don't know what they are going through.

Which charity / organization did you choose to contribute to? Why?: Shriners Hospital, I chose this because when my cousin was younger she had a severe case of hip dysplasia and they helped pay for majority of her expenses, which included her casting, car seat, transportation and a few other things.

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Sydney

Who is someone you admire and find truly beautiful? Why?: I admire my mom and find her truly beautiful. She is so supportive of my sister and me. She has never missed a single one of my choir concerts and throughout my senior year has constantly encouraged me. She cheers me on when I do well and cries with me when something doesn't work out. I hope that one day I will be half of the mom that she is.

What brings you joy?: My joy comes from God and the overwhelming happiness He gives me. I also find joy in singing and cooking. I love making other people happy and I find that music and food are two things that everyone has some form of love for.

Everyone has different skills and personality traits that make them valuable. How can YOU make the world a better place?: I can make the world a better place by using my talents to uplift others. My goal is that I make others happy and show my faith in everything I do. I want everyone to know their value and worth by using the talents God gave me.

Which charity / organization did you choose to contribute to? Why?: I choose the Women in Need organization. I think this is a great organization to help woman with various needs. I feel very fortunate to have the advantages that I have and I am glad there is an organization that helps women see their own beauty.

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Mariah

Who is someone you admire and find truly beautiful? Why?: Somebody that I admire and find truly beautiful is my mom. I look up to her in a lot of different ways and hope to one day be just like her. My mother has always been somebody that I could talk to and I look at her like she’s my best friend as well as my mom. If I could be just like her, I would be!

What brings you joy?: My friends are a big source of my happiness. I don’t know where I would be today without them. We’re all different people but they are accepting of who I am and of each other. They make me super happy and I enjoy being around them all the time.

Everyone has different skills and personality traits that make them valuable. How can YOU make the world a better place?: I like to think that I make the world a better place by helping others and making others feel better. I love being able to know that I made some body smile or laugh today.

Which charity / organization did you choose to contribute to? Why?: I chose to contribute to C.A.R.E because I love animals. I know that a big number of animals are not cared for the way that they should be and this shelter makes sure to take care of each animal. I am a big animal (dog) lover and I wanted to help at least one animal.

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Alexus

Who is someone you admire and find truly beautiful? Why?: I admire and look up to my grandma so much because she is exactly the type of person that I want to be. She puts her family first, loves God, and always has gone out of her way to make sure that I have everything I need and more. I admire her spirit and I truly find her beautiful on the inside and outside.

What brings you joy?: I find joy in reading a good book, drinking a good cup of coffee, and spending time with the people that I love. I love petting my dog and I have found that she brings me a great amount of happiness. I love to go shopping and my soul always feels refreshed after a day of r and r.

Everyone has different skills and personality traits that make them valuable. How can YOU make the world a better place?: I think that I am really good at relating to and helping people who come from difficult backgrounds. I think that I can make the world a better place by choosing a career that will allow me to help others get back on their feet and be successful. I have always wanted to adopt children, and I think that I can make the world a better place by giving a home to someone who doesn't have one.

Which charity / organization did you choose to contribute to? Why?: I am choosing to donate to Care to Learn in Marionville because I go to Marionville and the people here are close to my heart. I feel a great need to help them in any way I can, and I believe that no child should have to go without just because their parents are struggling. I think that kids should have equal opportunities to succeed no matter where they come from or what their situation is. I hope that this charity will help the children of my community to feel healthy and loved.

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Amber

Who is someone you admire and find truly beautiful? Why?: Someone I admire and truly find beautiful is my mother. She is talented, hard-working, and ambitious. She has always done whatever she had to do to provide for me no matter what the circumstances are and I am very grateful for that!

What brings you joy?: The thing that brings me joy is seeing the people I love happy. This goes for my friends and family. I would do anything to put a smile on their face because when they are happy, I am happy as well.

Everyone has different skills and personality traits that make them valuable. How can YOU make the world a better place?: I can make the world a better place by spreading positive energy. So many people have bad attitudes and are negative towards things so by spreading good vibes I think that I could make a real impact on the world.

Which charity / organization did you choose to contribute to? Why?: I am choosing the C.A.R.E. Castaway Animals Rescue Effort. I am going into a career with animals and I would hate to see an animal put down or not provided for whenever there is something I could do about it. I am hoping my donation to the organization will help animals find families as well as continue to take care of the ones they already have.

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Emma

Who is someone you admire and find truly beautiful? Why?: I find my great great grandmother truly beautiful. She turned 100 last year and has lived the best life she possibly could. She still has her mind and has been a true inspiration to our family.

What brings you joy?: I love to play music, paint, and do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

Everyone has different skills and personality traits that make them valuable. How can YOU make the world a better place?: I am a very strong leader in all aspects of my life. Being a leader has led me to a more confident version of myself and I think that one day that will make impact on someone's life.

Which charity / organization did you choose to contribute to? Why?: I decided to donate to the Women in Need organization. I believe that women are all strong and beautiful and hopefully I can help someone that can not see that yet.

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Avery

Who is someone you admire and find truly beautiful? Why?: Someone I admire would have to be my father. I mean I don't consider him to be beautiful necessarily, but he has a beautiful personality. I admire him for his hard working outlook on life. He is someone who works hard for what he has in life, and has taught me to work hard for what I want to achieve in my life. He is one who is genuine, and gives 100% in anything he does. I aspire to be just as hard of a worker as he has shown me to be.

What brings you joy?: Spending time with my friends. As my senior year is coming to an end I find it most important to spend as much time with my friends as possible, because it could be some of the last times we get to spend together before college.

Everyone has different skills and personality traits that make them valuable. How can YOU make the world a better place?: I like to think I could make a difference just by listening to someone, and caring for them. I think that I have a really good trait for empathizing. I can listening to someone's problems, and feel for them while providing advice to help them through it.

Which charity / organization did you choose to contribute to? Why?: Haven of the Ozarks is the charity that comes to mind. Not only because I love animals, and want them to all have a home, or place for shelter through this cold winter but it is also an organization that my club Interact that I am Vice President in has helped with. We have visited them and cleaned laundry, fed treats to the animals, and brushed the cats. It was really something that tugged at my heart because I want all those animals to have a shelter and not be put down.

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Jacelyn

Who is someone you admire and find truly beautiful? Why?: This may sound strange, but the person I find truly beautiful is a Youtuber named Conagh Kathleen. She does beauty and makeup videos, and she has struggled with cystic acne for years. I love that she does videos addressing that, tries to give advice, and still gives makeup tutorials starting with a bare face- showing her acne, her insecurity. From someone who also is insecure about their acne this is very powerful.

What brings you joy?: God brings me joy! My faith is very important to me and it gives me joy to be at church events, or even just singing in the car by myself.

Everyone has different skills and personality traits that make them valuable. How can YOU make the world a better place?: I think that I can make the world a better place by being positive! I think of myself as a positive person who like to make people laugh and be happy.

Which charity / organization did you choose to contribute to? Why?: I have chosen St. Jude. One of my friends, Zach, was a patient there for many years for Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer.

Autumn

Who is someone you admire and find truly beautiful? Why?: I admire my mom, she is always doing the most for others. She is a beautiful person inside and out.

What brings you joy?: Food probably brings me the most joy.

Everyone has different skills and personality traits that make them valuable. How can YOU make the world a better place?: Just being nice to others makes a big difference.

Which charity / organization did you choose to contribute to? Why?: I chose women in need because it is an organization I support. I like that other people are helping women who are struggling.