Such Great Senior: Jenna

Meet SGH 2016 Model Jenna again!

Why Jenna thinks she’s more than just a teenager: “I think I am “more then just a teenager” because I have a lot to offer. Most people think teenagers are lazy, annoying, and trouble makers and don’t have any impact on this world, but in reality we do. We can make such a difference competing with adults around us, and we may come out to be more successful.”

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Jenna 2016 Senior Session, Fishers, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Jenna | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your favorite activities?

Horseback riding and working for special needs kids.

Jenna 2016 Senior Session, Fishers, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Jenna | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

My parents and my Aunt Judy, because they make me strive to do my best in every way of my life, yet they are my support system if I make a mistake or if something bad happens.

Jenna 2016 Senior Session, Fishers, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Jenna | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What kind of impact do you want to make on the world?

A positive impact for everyone to be able to find their happiness.

Such Great Senior: Reilly

Time to get to know 2016 SGH Model Reilly better!

Why Reilly thinks she’s more than just a teenager: “I think the word “teenager” has the negative connotation of being selfish, immature, irresponsible, etc. But that’s not who I am at all. I think I’m more than just a teenager because I seek to be a light in others lives and I know when you put others before yourself, that’s where you find true happiness. At this age, people are often primarily concerned with how cool they look, but that’s not what’s important to me. All anyone wants in this life is complete fulfillment, and I have learned that the easiest way to do that is accepting all that God has for your life. I’m more than just a teenager because I think this world is a better place when people find the things that make them happy, and pursue them. The happiness people get from doing that will carry over into everything they do. It will be contagious to others and nothing is more beautiful than that. I think it’s important to believe in who you are and believe in your dreams, because other people will too. We are all more than just teenagers because we are the future of this world.”

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Reilly 2016 Senior Session, Carmel, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Reilly | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your favorite activities?

I love hanging out with my family and friends. My favorite thing in the summer is to go to my lakehouse every weekend and wakeboard! I play the piano and have been taking guitar lessons for a few months now. I also love going to the movies!

Reilly 2016 Senior Session, Carmel, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Reilly | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

My biggest role model is my dad. Everything he has is a result of his hard work. He loves everyone so well and that’s something I really look up to. He’s very intelligent and has a good outlook on everything. He puts his family first and is a perfect example of the way I want to be as a parent.

Reilly 2016 Senior Session, Carmel, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Reilly | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What kind of impact do you want to make on the world?

I don’t expect my impact to be monumental or for my name to go down in history. I just think that when I am Christ-centered, I have a huge opportunity to make a difference. Something I’ve heard that has really stuck with me is that my ultimate life goal shouldn’t just be to be happy. That’s selfish. It should be to go to heaven and to take as many people with me as possible. So if I do that, then I think I will have made the kind of impact I want. His plans for me are so much greater than I could ever imagine, and I just want people to know how much fulfillment they can get from living a life for Christ.

Such Great Senior: Katrien

Meet Katrien again!

Why she thinks she’s more than just a teenager: “I have a limitless amount of ideas and possibilities that I want to change the world with and to change people’s lives. If I can make an impact on one person because I made one person think about my music and have it change their life or change their thoughts, then I think I’ve succeeded in being more than just a teenager.”

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Katrien 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Katrien | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your favorite activities?

Choir, dance, acting, makeup (for theatre), softball, performing in any way I can!

Katrien 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Katrien | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

My mom, she never had someone pushing her to be her best and not give up and she does that for me! I am so greatful that she pushes me to be my best and to follow my dreams no matter how unlikely they are!

Katrien 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Katrien | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What kind of impact do you want to make on the world?

I want to show the problems and faults in our society and our world through my music and to stop those who control the will of others and to give them their own opinion.

Such Great Senior: Emily

Meet 2016 SGH Model Emily again!

Emily’s thoughts on being more than just a teenager: “I am more than just a teenager because I am deeply passionate about the things that I love.”

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Emily 2016 Senior Session, Fishers, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Emily | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your favorite activities?

My favorite activity is going to concerts. Other than that, I like to just chill with my friends.

Emily 2016 Senior Session, Fishers, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Emily | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

When you were little, what did you dream of being when you grew up?

I wanted to be a vet so I could play with puppies.

Emily 2016 Senior Session, Fishers, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Emily | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What do you do on a typical night out with friends?

My friends and I like to see movies together on the weekends. We also go to a lot of school sporting events together, like the football and soccer games. Sometimes in the afternoons after school, we like to go to McAllisters and sit in the booths and talk.

Emily 2016 Senior Session, Fishers, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Emily | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What type of music makes you get up and dance?

I like all types of music – Alternative, Indie, Rock, etc…. everything except country.

Emily 2016 Senior Session, Fishers, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Emily | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who is your favorite band/music artist?

My favorite band by far is Twenty One Pilots.

Emily 2016 Senior Session, Fishers, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Emily | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What TV show are you addicted to?

Sadly enough, I’ve watched all ten seasons of Grey’s Anatomy.

Emily 2016 Senior Session, Fishers, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Emily | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Do you have a book you could read over and over?

It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Emily 2016 Senior Session, Fishers, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Emily | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

One of my role models is Taylor Swift – I have been a fan of her since her first album came out in 2006, when she was 16 years old. She is a testament to young people who believe they can do anything they set their minds to.

Emily 2016 Senior Session, Fishers, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Emily | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What do you want people to remember about you when they look back on your senior year?

For myself, I want to remember all the things I was able to accomplish in my high school career and how much I matured over the course of four years.

Emily 2016 Senior Session, Fishers, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Emily | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What kind of impact do you want to make on the world?

I want to impact individual people in a deep way, rather than impacting a lot of people in a surface-level way.

Such Great Senior: Haley

Meet 2016 SGH Senior Model Haley again!!!

Why Haley thinks she’s more than just a teenager: “I’m more that just a teenager because I believe that no matter what age, we are all given such a cool chance to have a huge impact on everyone we meet and in everything we do! I believe that whether you’re 17 or 70, you have the ability to love immensely and change lives – and become someone who bettered each person that came into their life.”

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Haley 2016 Senior Session, Zionsville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Haley | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your favorite activities?

I enjoy playing piano, singing, going to concerts, playing volleyball, snuggling up with my cat and watching movies, sunbathing, writing music, sushi dates with my friends, and traveling!

Haley 2016 Senior Session, Zionsville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Haley | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What do you do on a typical night out with friends?

My friends and I love to make music, have picnics, watch an excessive amount of movies on Netflix, go to concerts, and find adventures.

Haley 2016 Senior Session, Zionsville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Haley | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What type of music makes you get up and dance?

I love dancing to any music, but my favorites include Indie Pop and EDM.

Haley 2016 Senior Session, Zionsville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Haley | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What food does your family cook that you will miss when you go to college?

My mom’s chocolate chip cookies.

Haley 2016 Senior Session, Zionsville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Haley | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Do you have a book you could read over and over?

Chasers of the Light, The Spectacular Now, and I Wrote This For You

Haley 2016 Senior Session, Zionsville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Haley | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What TV show are you addicted to?

GOSSIP GIRL, Revenge, 90210, Arrow, Vampire diaries, The LA Complex, The Bachelor(ette), PLL, and Scandal!

Haley 2016 Senior Session, Zionsville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Haley | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

When you were little, what did you dream of being when you grew up?

I can remember aspiring to be many different things – I have always been restlessly indecisive and that continues to be a big part of who I am today. I don’t always know exactly what I want or exactly where I want to be, but one thing that has remained true through 17 years is my simple determination to seek out happiness and love, and surround myself with it!

Haley 2016 Senior Session, Zionsville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Haley | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

Birdy and Lana Del Rey are huge musical inspirations for me. Also Tyler Knott, the author of my favorite book (Chasers of the Light), is a role model of mine because his philosophies have greatly influenced the way I live my life!

Haley 2016 Senior Session, Zionsville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Haley | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What do you want people to remember about you when they look back on your senior year?

I want people to remember me as someone who lived spontaneously, made them laugh uncontrollably, and was never afraid to live with their heart over their head!

Haley 2016 Senior Session, Zionsville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Haley | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What kind of impact do you want to make on the world?

I want to inspire people to remember that you cannot sacrifice any moment in hopes of a better one – the now is the only guaranteed time we have so we must live in it! I want to inspire people to love at every opportunity we’re given to love, and to fearlessly embrace each day because none of them are promised.

Such Great Senior: Samantha

Time to meet Carmel High School Senior Samantha again!

Why Samantha thinks she’s more than just a teenager: “I think I am more than just a teenager, because I have the capability to make a mark in this world. No matter how little or silly that mark is, I am able to positively effect people and the world around me if I choose to.”

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Samantha 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Samantha | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your favorite activities?

I love to dance, workout, work on activities for student government, hangout with my friends, go to my lake house, and travel.

Samantha 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Samantha | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What do you do on a typical night out with friends?

A typical night with my friends normally starts with going out to eat, going to a sporting event and/or hanging out with our guy friends, and then ends with a sleepover full of laughs and us goofing around.

Samantha 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Samantha | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What food does your family cook that you will miss when you go to college?

Bunny-ear chicken – don’t worry, its not actually bunny ears!! We just call it that!

Samantha 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Samantha | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

When you were little, what did you dream of being when you grew up?

Vet

Samantha 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Samantha | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What type of music makes you get up and dance?

ONE DIRECTION

Samantha 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Samantha | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Do you have a book you could read over and over?

Extraordinary Hearts

Samantha 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Samantha | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What TV show are you addicted to?

Grey’s Anatomy and Cake Boss

Samantha 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Samantha | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why

 

Ella Spoerle- Ella is two years older than me and has always been like my third older sister. Ella and I have been involved in many of the same things so I have always been able to follow in her foot steps. Ella has an amazing work ethic and has so much compassion for the people around her; I am honored to be able to look up to her and know her.

Katie Tortorice- Katie is a year older than me and is one of the best people I have ever met. Her love her those around her and Christ is inspiring and pushes me to be a better person. She is absolutely hilarious and being around her brightens my day. I hope to have that kind of effect one people someday.

Samantha 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Samantha | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What do you want people to remember about you when they look back on your senior year?

I just want to be remembered as a person that was always kind to people and willing to help others. I hope that I can put smiles on people’s faces and make them feel wanted and loved.

Samantha 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Samantha | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What kind of impact do you want to make on the world?

I want to develop a skill that allows me to help people when they cannot help themselves. That is a major reason why I want to be a surgeon.

Such Great Senior: Summer

Meet 2016 SGH Model Summer again!

Why Summer thinks she’s more than just a teenager: “Not only am I just a teenager but so is everyone else. We are all different for a reason. We have different looks, personalities, pasts, interests, hobbies and opinions. Life wouldn’t be fun if everyone was the same. Not every teenager would be able to work two jobs, run cross country, take college classes, maintain good grades, get homework done, and have a social life at the same time. Some people may be busier than I am and some might not be. I am more than just a teenager because I have a purpose and a goal for becoming successful. I want others to be proud of me. Everyone has a story. I’m not afraid to tell mine but it may shock most people. Everyone always says to not judge a book by its cover. The same goes for people too. Looks and clothes don’t define a person. Everyone has their own way of staying strong and coping with things as well. I think that I’m more than just a teenager because my words of advice and opinions on things make a difference to some adults as well. I love knowing that I’m helping people and that I can be trusted. I am more than just a teenager because I am my own individual person who is not afraid to express my feelings or be myself around others.”

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Summer 2016 Senior Session, Indianapolis, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Summer | Center Grove High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

When you were little, what did you dream of being when you grew up?

When I was little I dreamed of becoming a veterinarian because I had always loved animals and wanted to be around them. I’ve also always wanted to get involved with modeling which I’m blessed to have become a Such Great Heights model.

Summer 2016 Senior Session, Indianapolis, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Summer | Center Grove High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

My mom is definitely my biggest role model. She’s been through so much but yet she continues to stay strong and puts a smile on her face each and everyday. Whenever I need advice or someone to talk to, my mom’s always there for me no matter what and never judges me for anything. I respect her and what she does for us so much and couldn’t ask for a better mom. She’s helped me become who I am today.

Summer 2016 Senior Session, Indianapolis, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Summer | Center Grove High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What kind of impact do you want to make on the world?

I want to help people. I want to give back to the people that have helped me become who I am today and who has helped me get through the struggles that I’ve faced throughout my life so far. I want to make a difference. Knowing that I’m capable of making someone smile or making someone laugh means the world to me. When I help special need kids and just notice how much of a role model I am to them shows me that I’m able to do more.

Such Great Senior: Annie

Meet 2016 SGH Model Annie again!

Why Annie thinks she’s more than just a teenager: “I’m more than just a teenager because I’ve dealt with a lot of adult problems and worries in my life. I’m a stronger person because of the things that I’ve been through, and I’m also a much better person. I believe that I have the power to change the world one small step at a time, and I know that I can achieve anything with hard work and passion.”

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Annie 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Annie | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your favorite activities?

I love to read and listen to music. I also really like making short films. I try to go to concerts whenever I can as well, and I love hanging out with my friends.

Annie 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Annie | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What do you do on a typical night out with friends?

We usually just go out to dinner and then hang out at someone’s house. This sounds so weird but we almost always just sit in my best friend Anna’s bed and talk about everything. That’s my happy place.

Annie 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Annie | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What type of music makes you get up and dance?

I would have to say that my guilty pleasure for music is definitely One Direction or 5 Seconds of Summer, so I rock out to any of their songs.

Annie 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Annie | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What food does your family cook that you will miss when you go to college?

My mom has so many good recipes, but I’ll probably miss her homemade mac and cheese the most. It has literally ruined all other mac and cheese for me.

Annie 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Annie | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What TV show are you addicted to?

I love Teen Wolf, Friends, and Parks and Recreation.

Annie 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Annie | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Do you have a book you could read over and over?

The Harry Potter Series or The Perks of Being A Wallflower.

Annie 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Annie | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

When you were little, what did you dream of being when you grew up?

Oh my goodness, I wanted to be a rock star, a princess, a marine biologist, a mom, a doctor, and many other things but something I’ve always come back to was an actress. I guess I never really grew out of that since I still want to be an actress now.

Annie 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Annie | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

One of my biggest role models is my sister Brooke. She’s been through a lot in her life, but she always looks at things with a positive attitude. She’s honestly one of the strongest people that I know.

Annie 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Annie | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What do you want people to remember about you when they look back on your senior year?

I hope that people remember me as a nice person, and I hope that my friends can look back and remember all the fun crazy times that we’ve had and will have.

Annie 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Annie | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What kind of impact do you want to make on the world?

I really want to make the world a better place for everyone. I hope to someday open a homeless shelter that not only houses people and their families but also helps them to get back on their feet. I’m also a huge believer in one small act of kindness changing people’s whole lives, so I just want to be really nice to everyone that I meet.

Such Great Senior: Molly

Time to meet Molly again!

Here’s Molly’s thoughts on being more than just a teenager: “Teenagers are always so underestimated when it comes to their ideas and their views on important issues. I think the beautiful thing about being younger sometimes is that we see things simply – which sometimes is the point of view needed to objectively look at a situation. By forming our own opinions at a younger age we’re better equipped to take on the real world when we begin working and start making bigger changes in the world.”

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Molly 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Molly | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What do you do on a typical night out with friends?

Usually we’ll hangout at someone’s house and talk or watch movies or we’ll actually go watch a movie! I have a very relaxed friend group since we’re all usually so busy during the week!

Molly 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Molly | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

My mom is the strongest person I know and gives all of herself to other people. The way she constantly puts everyone else’s needs before her own is something I’ve always looked up to and it’s so flattering when people tell me we look alike! She’s the greatest and there have been too many times to count how many times I take her for granted. Paul Gulsvig is a huge role model of mine – he is such a great example of how much better your life will be when you choose to see everything positively. He’s hilarious but gives the best advice.

Molly 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Molly | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What kind of impact do you want to make on the world?

That’s a tough question just because the world is so big and making an impact can seem so difficult! But I think the best way to make an impact is just by effecting those around you. “1000 begins with 1″ is one my favorite quotes, it’s always a reminder for me that if I can be the ONE person to make someone a little happier, its a spreading impact!

Such Great Senior: Kate

Meet 2016 SGH Model Kate again!

Why Kate thinks she’s more than just a teenager: “I would like to think my choices and actions represent not just a typical high school student but also a fun-loving, caring person whose contributions extend beyond the walls of Carmel High School.”

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Kate 2016 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Kate | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your favorite activities?

I am a huge theater nerd; I LOVE performing, writing, reading play, singing and dancing. I am also very passionate about American Sign Language and find myself practicing all the time – without even realizing it! Others activities I enjoy are swing dancing, attending concerts and reading.

Kate 2016 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Kate | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Do you have a book you could read over and over?

The Book Thief is just an amazing and beautifully written book. Everyone should read it.

Kate 2016 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Kate | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

When you were little, what did you dream of being when you grew up?

When I was young I always wanted to be a Dolphin Trainer.

Kate 2016 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Kate | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

My ASL teacher, Mr. Wheeler, he was born deaf to two hearing parents. He inspires me because he has been overcoming boundaries and been teaching his whole life. He comes to a hearing school every day in order to educate us on deaf culture. I also consider my family to be role models. My grandparents go out their way to be a part of our lives and are incredibly generous people. Both of my parents always put their children first, and have been very supportive of both my brother’s and my passions in life.

Kate 2016 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Kate | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What kind of impact do you want to make on the world?

I just hope I can be a positive role model and be there for the people I love. I also want to help deaf and hearing people cross the language barrier and communicate.