I am sure loving the time with these teen models! I am encouraged to see so many young women who are poised, kind, and looking to make their world a better place. Caroline is quite a girl…ambitious and very committed to her personal faith and values. She attends Samuel V. Champion High School, where she is the manager of the swim team. She also participates in Boerne buddies, and volunteers at her local women’s shelter. In addition, she is a eucharistic minister, and helps lead the faith formation for elementary students at St. Peter the Apostle. Her faith is something that she credits for helping her find the right friends, and Caroline says, “It is hard to find uplifting people who respect your morals, especially in high school. I conquered this issue by becoming very involved in my church…my friends there have become like family, and I can always count on them.” Some of her best high school memories have been at the friday night football games with her friends.
“I’ve really learned that I have to remain true to myself. I never want to change who I am just to fit in”, continues Caroline, “I believe true success comes by completing your own goals and always setting new ones. I also know success is about helping others and making them feel uplifted.” I was very inspired meeting this compassionate and joyful young lady, and know she is a terrific role model as part of my teen program. Yes, I love photographing the outer beauty of these ladies, but I also enjoy meeting and learning about what makes them so beautiful inside, as well. When we meet up, I also encourage them to think about the things that make them unique, and how it can help them battle the challenges and stressors of school. “Being a teen is very stressful these days”, adds Caroline, “You have to plan your future, and what you want to do for the rest of your life, but I really believe being kind is what matters most. After high school is over, no one will care how popular you were, they will only remember how you treated others.”
Caroline, that is so true, and I know the people you come into contact with will always be grateful for the influence you were in their lives!