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Meet Your Mentor

Meet Your Mentor2018-07-23T17:07:38-05:00
Abby Lueders

Abby Lueders
Team Cobalt
Hometown: Bennington, NE
“Kind people are my kinda people.” -Unknown

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Abby Sisk
Team Yellow
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
“Though she be but little, she is fierce.” -William Shakespeare

Alex Richardson

Alex Richardson
Team Turquoise
Hometown: Clarksdale, MO
“The noblest art is that of making others happy.” -P.T. Barnum

Alexie Davis

Alexie Davis
Team Teal
Hometown: Lee’s Summit, MO
“Have some fire, be unstoppable, be a force of nature.” -Yang

Alliyah Newbold

Alliyah Newbold
Team Aquamarine
Hometown: Hiawatha, KS
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” -Arthur Ashe

Andy Peterson

Andy Peterson
Team Magenta
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretsky

Aneshea Quarles

Aneshea Quarles
Team Violet
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
“Be your own kind of beautiful, and follow me on Instagram @ayeeitsaneshea.” -Aneshea Quarles

Annie Allgaier

Annie Allgaier
Team Lavender
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” -Babe Ruth

Ariana Reed

Ariana Reed
Team Topaz
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” -Robert Ludlum

Autumn Pella

Autumn Pella
Team Lavender
Hometown: Hickman, NE
“Whenever I’m about to do something, I think, ‘Would an idiot do that?’ And if they would, I do not do that thing.” -Dwight K Schrute

Ben Allen

Ben Allen
Team Orange
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” -Dr. Steven Covey

Breanna Callahan

Breanna Callahan
Team Silver
Hometown: Weston, MO
“She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.” -Proverbs 31:25

Brendin Wood

Brendin Wood
Team Lavender
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” -John Maxwell

Caitlyn Cregan

Caitlyn Cregan
Team Scarlett
Hometown: Platte City, MO
“Take time to do what makes your soul happy.” -Unknown

Cara Velazquez

Cara Velazquez
Team Salmon
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” -Stephen Hawking

Caroline Langley

Caroline Langley
Team Sapphire
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you handle it.” -Charles Swindoll

Cheyanne Thorpe

Cheyanne Thorpe
Team Topaz
Hometown: St. Charles, MO
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucious

Chloe Simmons

Chloe Simmons
Team Ruby
Hometown: Gallatin, MO
“Everyday may not be good, but there is good in everyday.” -Unknown

Christian Sarna

Christian Sarna
Team Sapphire
Hometown: Grain Valley, MO
“One of my strengths is reading. I read all the time. Another of my strengths is not messing around.” -Unknown

Conlyn Rush

Conlyn Rush
Team Violet
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
“‘Where you movin’?’ ‘I said, Onto better things.'” -Drake

Courtney Kipping

Courtney Kipping
Team Rose
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” -Robert Bryne

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Danielle Bailey
Team Peach
Hometown: Rushville, MO
“Per astra ad astra.” -Unknown

Davion Lopez

Davion Lopez
Team Navy
Hometown: Independence, MO
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly, you are doing the impossible.” -Francis of Assisi

Demetrius Pittman

Demetrius Pittman
Team Orchid
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
“Don’t stress, just dabble.” -Unknown

Devon Lindstrom

Devon Lindstrom
Team Lavender
Hometown: Savannah, MO
“Great things never came from comfort zones.” -Unknown

Diazhane Ellis

Diazhane Ellis
Team Plum
Hometown: Blue Springs, MO
“All things work together for the greater good.” -Unknown

Emily Walkup

Emily Walkup
Team Red
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” -John Wayne

Engoma Fataki

Engoma Fataki
Team Crimson
Hometown: Democratic Republic of the Congo
“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.” -Robert Kennedy

Gianna Tutorino

Gianna Tutorino
Team Peach
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” -Karim Seddiki

Grace Hart

Grace Hart
Team Navy
Hometown: Omaha, NE
“Coffee.” -Gianna Tutorino

Grace Thompson

Grace Thompson
Team Pink

Hector Lugo

Hector Lugo
Team Plum
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” -Will Rogers

Jade Cope

Jade Cope
Team Orchid
Hometown: Troy, MO
“I walk around like everything is fine, but deep down, inside my shoe, my sock is sliding off.” -Unknown

Jake Hudanick

Jake Hudanick
Team Rose
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
“Do the right thing, even when nobody’s watching.” -Unknown

Jashira Bolden

Jashira Bolden
Team Pink
Hometown: Belleville, IL
“Good better best, never let it rest, ’til your good is better than your best.” -St. Jerome

JaTyron Nichols

JaTyron Nichols
Team Silver
Hometown: Ozark, MO
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretsky

Jerra Merrifield

Jerra Merrifield
Team Green
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
“Friends are like stars. You might not always see them, but they are always there.” -Unknown

Jocelyn Sands

Jocelyn Sands
Team Garnet
Hometown: Lee’s Summit, MO
“Do what you love and love what you do.” -Unknown

Kairstin Snyder

Kairstin Snyder
Team Garnet
Hometown: Atchinson, KS
“Be a pineapple: Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.” -Kat Gaskin

Kaitlynn Rhinehart

Kaitlynn Rhinehart
Team Fuchsia
Hometown: Platte City, MO
“Adventure is out there.” -‘Up’

Kenzie Shelter

Kenzie Shelter
Team Lavender
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” -Unknown

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Kody Kisner
Team Crimson
Hometown: Archie, MO
“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bull**** story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” -Jordan Belfort

Kody Piper

Kody Piper
Team Black

Kolbe Miller

Kolbe Miller
Team Fuchsia
Hometown: Savannah, MO
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” -H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Kourtney Chaney

Kourtney Chaney
Team Emerald
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
“Everybody makes mistakes.” -Hannah Montana

Kristen Hagen

Kristen Hagen
Team Magenta
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
“Let all that you do be done in love.” -I Corinthians 16:18

Kyle Fuson

Kyle Fuson
Team Lilac
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
“Every stress is an opportunity for success.” -Unknown

Lauren Coon

Lauren Coon
Team Red
Hometown: Ankeny, IA
“In the end, only three things matter: How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” -Unknown

Lexis Talato

Lexis Talato
Team Ruby
Hometown: Independence, MO
“Be a pineapple: Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.” -Kat Gaskin

Lindsay Mosher

Lindsay Mosher
Team Emerald
Hometown: O’Fallon, MO
“The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me.” -Ayn Rand

Liv Giwa

Liv Giwa
Team Fuchsia
Hometown: Waldo, MO
“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

Lexis Talato

Lydia Boatwright
Team Saffron
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” -Steve Prefontaine

Lydia Reynolds

Lydia Reynolds
Team Indigo
Hometown: Adrian, MO
“If you are wanting something you’ve never had, you must do something you’ve never done.” -Unknown

Maggie Copenhaver

Maggie Copenhaver
Team Coral
Hometown: Shelbina, MO
“No rain, no flowers.” -Unknown

Malik Bryant

Malik Bryant
Team Gray
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
“My quote is through my pictures…Insta: malikbryant97” -Malik Bryant

Maria Diaz Valdez

Maria Diaz Valdez
Team Green
Hometown: Celaya, Mexico
“We have to remember what’s important in life: Friends, waffles, and work; or waffles, friends, work. But work has to come third.” -Leslie Knope

Marissa Wiederholt

Marissa Wiederholt
Team Bronze
Hometown: Barnard, MO
“Grow through what you go through.” -Unknown

Meg Scherzer

Meg Scherzer
Team Coral
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
“It costs nothing to be kind.” -Unknown

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Melany Aldridge
Team Tan
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” -Unknown

Mia Lund

Mia Lund
Team Amethyst
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
“Throw glitter in today’s face!” -Unknown

Mycah Williams

Mycah Williams
Team Purple
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
“PMA: Positive Mental Attitude.” -Unknown

Noelia DePietro

Noelia DePietro
Team Lavender
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” -Golden Rule

Rachel Segbawu

Rachel Segbawu
Team Lavender
Hometown: Centralia, IL
“Be picky with your clothes, friends, and your time.” -Unknown

Riley Rasche

Riley Rasche
Team Blue
Hometown: Chillicothe, MO
“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.” -John Maxwell

Ryley Crabtree

Ryley Crabtree
Team Cobalt
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
“The dinosaurs didn’t have coffee, and look where that got them.” -Unknown

Sara Wyss

Sara Wyss
Team Amber
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” -Jack Canfield

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Sarah Haake
Team Bronze
Hometown: Bellevue, NE
“Every second is a new beginning.” -Unknown

Sean Peters

Sean Peters
Team Amber
Hometown: Quincy, IL
“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.” -Henry Ford

Skylan Bolin

Skylan Bolin
Team Lavender
Hometown: Oronogo, MO
“To live a creative life, we must lose all fear of being wrong.” -Joseph Chilton Pearce

Tatum Thomason

Tatum Thomason
Team Scarlett
Hometown: Novinger, MO
“Though she be but little, she is fierce.” -William Shakespeare

Taylor McCloud

Taylor McCloud
Team Lavender
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
“You did not wake up today to be mediocre.” -Marissa’s Office

Trasean Stepney

Trasean Stepney
Team Lime
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
“When in doubt, laugh it out.” -Aditi Mittal

Whitney Wyckoff

Whitney Wyckoff
Team Amethyst
Hometown: Helena, MO
“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” -Jocelyn Shaffer