We cherish getting to know and love Faith over the past couple of years. She is thoughtful, a hard worker and resilient! We are so proud of all she is accomplishing and wanted to take a moment to congratulate her on her graduation AND awesome scholarship opportunity! She is amazing. Here is more about Faith:
Where are you from?
I am from Traverse City but I have lived in Midland for awhile now.
What is your favorite Coffee Drink?
I love an oat milk cappuccino with a little bit of vanilla and hazelnut. Or if I am not in the mood for a coffee I love an iced oat milk matcha miel, SO GOOD!!
What do you LOVE about Midland ?
This year has tested our community in unbelievably difficult ways. It was breathtaking to see how our community came together after the flood to support one another and help in any way possible. I was incredibly proud of the people of Midland and I felt so loved by my community during such a challenging time.
RD- It was such a sweet time of grace & resiliency for our community.
How do you hope to make Midland a better community?
I hope to make everyone feel important. I never want anyone to question their worth or value. If I could tell every person in Midland that they are important, I would!
RD- Awe Faith, I love that about you! Your heart is so tender!
What is an embarrassing moment you can laugh at?
In eighth grade I flooded my science class room. Did I mention it was the first day of school. Enough said.
RD- oh my…. lol
What is your favorite thing about Live Oak?
It’s pretty impossible to pick only one thing! If I had to, I would say I love the people of Live Oak the most. It is the most amazing community that I have been a part of. My coworkers are the most amazing people and I love them all. Our regulars are also the best people ever!
RD-<3 thank you for being a part of building this community. Your gentleness, warmth, and kind words have given so many of us encouragement.
What is your favorite quote, saying or scripture?
The world needs you to show up today. You are powerful, you are valuable and what you believe changes the world.
What do you do for fun?
I love to be active. Yoga is one of my favorite things but I also love hiking. I enjoy trying new places in town and taking road trips with my friends. I try to go up to Traverse or anywhere in Northern Michigan as much as possible because it is my favorite place to be.
RD- so good to move & Northern MI is just so breathtaking
What are you passionate about & what are some of your dreams?
I feel like I am passionate about a lot of things. I am really into being more eco-conscious and learning new ways to protect our planet. I think it is super important to live more sustainably and take care of our planet as much as it cares for us. I also am so passionate about helping people. I plan on majoring in nursing next year so I pretty much am dedicating my career to helping people! I am really excited about that.
RD- yes, yes, and yes. You will be an amazing nurse.
What is your favorite Charity and why?
Scholarship America is a nonprofit organization that does amazing things. They have provided over 2 million students with private scholarships and 95% of their revenue goes directly to scholarship programs! This charity really connects with me because I realized how vital it is for students to receive scholarships. It can truly be the determining factor of whether a student will be able to attend college or not. I know for myself, without scholarships I would not be able to go to college of my dreams. Scholarship America’s mission statement is that they believe a student should never give up on their dream because they didn’t think it was possible and I completely believe that!
I want to give an honorable mention to the Equal Justice Initiative. They are fighting the mass incarceration and excessive punishment in our country, as well as racial and economic injustice.
RD- Wow, Scholarship America sounds incredible!
You are so beautiful, so talented, so kind & caring. You have made such an impact on the Live Oak community. As you fly off to new adventures, we pray that you will know how loved you are. We hope you will always find a soft spot to land here. We know you will do big things and will spread kindness everywhere you go! Fly high beautiful girl. Love, Your LO Fam