Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Top Teen finalist: North Mac's Kenadi Fuller

North Mac High senior Kenadi Fuller believes it’s important to be involved.

For four years, she’s worked with her school’s Gay-Straight Alliance, serving as president during her junior and senior years.

“We encourage everyone to join. It doesn’t matter whether or not you personally are gay, lesbian or transgender. You can be an ally; you can be someone that is just curious, someone that doesn’t really know what they’re feeling,” Kenadi said.

Kenadi organized a fundraiser for the To Write Love on Her Arms national The Storytellers campaign from February to May 2012. The organization strives to offer help and hope to people who struggle with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.

Because of Kenadi’s efforts, North Mac High raised $2,742 and won its fundraising division. The school of about 435 students finished fourth overall out of 139 schools in national fundraising for the spring 2012 campaign.

Next fall, Kenadi plans to attend the University of Illinois Springfield to major in history and French and minor in secondary education.

Fuller was featured by The State Journal-Register on April 16, 2013.

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