Photography by Jana Melinda Photography
Meet Hailey. She is Beauty Revived.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to help people, in sixth grade I was the Vice President of my elementary school and I thought it was the coolest thing ever, I took everything so seriously and I loved helping the kids at school in any small way I could.
In middle school, I joined a leadership program in 8th grade called WEB (Where Everyone Belongs). We mainly showed the younger kids around and led campus tours for sixth graders, we were a sort of welcome committee. I was also in student council and the WEB class, we put on all the dances at our school and held an annual Red Ribbon week.
Now that I am in High school, I’m involved in many extracurricular activities. I take part in many leadership programs the first of these being Interact club, which is a branch of Rotary specific to high school students. Every year we put on a youth summit, we invite kids from all of the high schools in town to come and we have guest speakers that give lectures on loving yourself and helping you and the people around you.
Winter clothing drive for interact club: For the past two years I’ve been in charge of a school wide clothing drive for the less fortunate. We always collect warm winter clothing from classes on campus and we make it a competition so more people donate we then take all of the clothes down to the local homeless shelter and give them to them along with canned foods that our school does at the same time.
While I am very proud to be the secretary of interact club, there is one other club that I hold very dear to my heart, which is link crew. Link crew is a mixture of campus and community outreach, student council, and just overall making people feel welcome and excited to come to school each day. We put on dances for both students in our school and our feeder elementary schools, and we host rallies and put on an annual kindness week where we promote love, respect, and a general tendency to give back to everyone around you.
Kindness Week: Every year at Will C Wood we throw a kindness week. Each day of the week is dedicated to something like generosity, Friendship, or teamwork. We have activities and kindness videos about each day and put on an assembly at the end of the week where we grant wishes for most of the kids at my school. I am in charge of overseeing all events for the week and appointing people to certain jobs, and I love seeing everyone smiling when they get to grant their wishes and everybody else’s.
Favorite Wish Granted: We granted a wish for a girl who wanted to honor people who have passed away from cancer because her sister died the previous year. Now, every year we make a tarp and put plates with the names of cancer victims that students at our school know or knew. We unveil the tarp every year at the breast cancer awareness football game.
Hobbies and Extracurricular Activities: I’m also the fourth year starting varsity catcher for my high school softball team. I was also the captain of my softball team three years, before I got a job as a hostess at a local restaurant called Merchant and Main. My job has been an amazing experience for me, it really humbled me and I have a respect for people who work in customer service!
Future: I am going to attend Sacramento State to get my teaching credential in History, ultimately teaching US History to high school students.
About the Photographer
Jana Melinda Photography is a High School Senior Portrait Photographer who resides in Northern California. Loving the opportunity it creates to instill confidence, Jana began specializing in Senior Portraiture three years ago. While running her business and being a single mom keeps her busy, in her spare time you may find her exploring the coastal views and trails or hanging out at her favorite local coffee shop.