I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous girl and one of my favorite places in the world….the beach! There is just something so freeing about being there and when this girl told me the beach was one of her happy places I knew we would get along perfectly!
This sweet girl was nominated but her Mother and her Mother just happens to be a favored teacher in our house. We are so thankful for her loving and nurturing nature in the classroom.
Katie in her Mothers words…..
Kathryn Grace Goudzwaard
Katie has such a servant’s heart. She will not come up to you and tell you all the things that she does to help others and she doesn’t care to be recognized for what she does; but, she loves to help in her humble, caring way.
Katie really has a heart for children. For several summers, she has gone up to Michigan to help with Vacation Bible School where over 200 children come to each summer. She has directed the games and assisted with Bible lessons while at Bible School.
The past two years, she has gone on Mission trips to Nashville, TN and Orlando, FL. In Nashville, she cleaned and sorted shoes to be distributed to people in need and in Orlando she worked in a thrift shop and under-priced grocery store catering to people with low income. These experiences have really changed her. She sees the need to help people. She plans on going on another mission trip this summer to Colorado.
She now attends Chicago Christian High School and has recently been inducted into the National Honor Society which honors students for their volunteer work. As a member of NHS, Katie has volunteered time to tutor several students in Algebra at the high school. She has also put in hours of volunteer work at the school’s thrift store.
She plans to go to college for early elementary education. She so loves to work with children! She even came in to help me in my classroom around Christmas time when she was done with her exams!
Katie puts her heart into all she does!
Katie you are beautiful inside and out. Your heart is so big and I hope you have a wonderful senior year!