I am super excited to share with you the Amber Langerud Photography Class of 2017 Giving Senior Give-Away winner's senior pictures. Heather is not only a huge blessing to her community because of all she does to give back, she is all around a wonderful person to be around. We had SO much fun taking her senior pictures....maybe too much fun, if there is such a thing :)!
Here is just one of the many essays that came pouring int to support her entry into the Giving Senior Give-Away.
Heather amazes and inspires me every single day! She truly lives by Gahndis quote "You must be the change that you wish to see in the world". Heather has been involved in 4-H for the last 10 years. She has made it to the National level attending the National 4-H Conference in Washington DC as one of only 4 delegates from MN and then as one of only 6 chosen from the nation to serve on the Youth Leadership Team. It was their job to plan and lead the Conference. She is 4-H MN State Ambassador, County 4-H Ambassador, County Federation Secretary, Club Treasurer and 4-H Cloverbuds After school class teacher. Heather is also a MN Alliance with Youth Board member, member of the MN Youth Council, Youth Advisory Crew, MYC Policy Committee, Youth day at the Capitol & Global Youth Service Day Planning Committees and Grant Reviewer. She also is the Chief Operating Officer of a non profit named “Thank a Veteran” that she started 7 years ago. Through her non profit she has collected over 50,000 messages of Thanks from around the world for our Veterans, soldiers and their families. Heather has also been in Just For Kix Dance for 14 years, is a football and basketball cheerleader and plays softball. She’s a proud member of the National Honor Society. There is so much more that she is involved in but I would need many pages to include it all! She does all of this while maintaining a 4.0 GPA and being ranked first in her grade. She wants to continue helping others to “be the change” by pursuing a degree in Public Policy so she can help make a impact in people’s lives and learn how to equip others to make that change in their lives. Heather believes it’s important to have compassion and determination, even when things get tough, so that we can ultimately inspire others to live their lives to the fullest. -Kristi
From my time with Heather, I can tell that she has a heart of gold and honestly wants to make a positive difference in her community.