Ambassadors of Respect: Teens awarded cash for recognizing elderly, tutoring, creating smiles
This article was originally published at the Davie County Enterprise Record by Mike Barnhardt on December 2, 2021.
One girl has a special feeling for the elderly, who may be feeling alone or unworthy.
Another understands that sometimes the best teachers for teens are other teens.
And yet another sends positive vibes via special characters.
All three – Amilea Redmon, Hannah Watson and Journey Bowman – received $1,000 from the Davie Respect Initiative to continue their good deeds as “Ambassadors of Respect.”
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DRI Winter 2021/22 Newsletter
Year end applications due December 31st!
Congratulations New Ambassadors of Respect!
Meet three young ladies who are each in their own way demonstrating respect in the community!
Journey Bowman is a returning Ambassador of Respect, receiving the recognition for a second time! This go around, Journey's project is her Senior Spotlight piece in the Davie County Enterprise Record which is a regular feature highlighting the lives and contributions of local seniors. Journey continues to be an active Ambassador of Respect!
Hannah Watson looked around her and noticed that there were students who were falling behind in their studies. As a natural problem solver, she decided to start a peer tutoring program to bring students together to help one another. After getting started, it became clear that students were not only tutoring one another, but they are coming together and getting to know one another.
Hannah also recently had the opportunity as a newly minted Ambassador of Respect, to meet with a visitor to the community from Harare, Zimbabwe. Cheu Pswarayi is a business woman and overall problem solver who, a number of years ago, was listed on the Forbes Magazine Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 in Africa. Of her experience meeting with Cheu, Hannah remarked, "I was so thankful for the experience to meet with Cheu and listen to another successful woman in STEM."
Cheu works with healthcare access in Africa and Hannah is planning to pursue a degree in Biomedical Tech and Engineering in order to help people around the world. These ladies hope to reconnect when Hannah graduates and she says she would love to be able to work for Cheu someday. Inspiring young women connecting around the globe!
Ambassadors of Respect Savannah Ivey, Salem Taylor, Mary Cain and Journey Bowman represent DRI in Mocksville Christmas Parade.
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