There are many words that describe Savanna Grace Stuntz-Grosso; a few that come to mind are dedicated, ambitious and generous. This incredible teen placed 3rd in the Ohio Junior Teen division at the National American Miss Pageant in Columbus, Ohio on July 21, 2014. Savanna is now qualified to participate in Nationals in Hollywood, California this Thanksgiving. In order to cover the expenses for this competition, she decided to fundraise.
Savanna is selling advertising space in the National Program Book for the pageant. Step2 is a proud supporter of this wonderful teen. We believe children can achieve their dreams and we want to help Savanna to reach hers.
The National American Miss Pageant means a lot to Savanna because it helped her develop the professional skills she will need as she conquers high school and enters college. Ever since Savanna was six years old, she has wanted to work with endangered cheetahs. She plans on volunteering at the Akron Zoo during her junior and senior year of high school and has many other plans to make her dreams a reality.
Good luck, Savanna! Your hard work will always help you to succeed.
If you would like to help Savanna, visit her GoFundMe page.
Happy Grandparents Day to all the incredible grandmas and grandpas around the world! We hope your day is filled with lots of hugs and kisses from your grandkids. We are grateful for your wisdom, kindness and generosity. In honor of this special day, here are nine reasons why grandparents are the best:
Grandparents tell the best stories about their childhood
Grandpa and grandma give the biggest (and best) hugs and kisses
Grandmas let their grandchildren help them bake delicious cookies and cakes
Grandpas share the comic section of the newspaper with their grandkids
They love to spoil their grandchildren
Sometimes, grandparents let grandkids stay up a little past their bedtime
No matter how far away their grandkids live, they always remember their birthdays
They love to brag about how wonderful their grandchildren are to all of their friends
Best of all, grandparents love spending time with their grandkids
The bond little ones have with their grandparents is unbreakable. Four-year-old Lilly loves her great-grandma so much that she is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer’s for her. Lilly’s fight to end Alzheimer’s began a year ago when she started asking for donations from her neighbors for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year, Lilly has participated in raising money by serving at lemonade stands with her cousins and now she wants to receive a contribution from all 50 states. Each time she collects a pledge from a new state, she colors in the state on her map of the U.S.
Although Lilly’s great-grandma doesn’t always remember her, she knows that her nanny loves her very much. To Lilly, donating money to this wonderful cause isn’t just about helping her great-grandma; it’s about helping everyone that is suffering from this disease.
We wish Lilly the best of luck with receiving pledges from all 50 states! This Thoughtful Thursday, we honor the devotion this great granddaughter has for her nanny.
If you would like to make a donation, visit Lilly’s walk page.