A while back I requested submissions for a deserving senior. Their story could be anything. I just wanted to seek out someone beautiful on the inside and give them a free photo shoot. A part of something we started years ago called Smiles Needed. What I got wasn't someone who needed a smile -I got some one who IS a smile:) Here is the letter I received about Kiana.
Hello, My name is Karen Deboer. I would like to nominate Kiana Bosman as a candidate in this Contest.
The reason why I think Kiana deserves to smile is because she is constantly trying to bring smiles to other people. Children and especially kids in need. for the past 7 years Kiana has been volunteering at church every Sunday for two services at NCCTK, teaching 3,4,5 year olds along with leading a 3rd grade girls small group. for the past 3 years. When most teenagers are sleeping till 12 on Sundays, Kiana will have been up since 8:00 playing with 3 year olds. Doing all that's needed to be done with a smile. She has done all this as volunteer work receiving no pay, even though she's been eligible for pay for an entire year . Kiana also has a heart for missions, this May she spent two weeks living at an orphanage in Haiti taking care of the children and trying to share Gods love through a slight language barrier. Kiana has a love for people that is almost uncommon. On occasion you can find her babysitting for free, or taking the kids she babysits out on ice cream dates. Kiana is a GREAT girl, with a smile that lights up a room!
After reading reasoning up above Kiana Bosman as the winner of the "Smiles Needed" So she gets a chance to smile just like the people she's made smile. the people she's made smile.
As you can see from the photos and the letter she is BEAUTIFUL! And her horse is pretty cute too. Thank you Karen for introducing me to a very special senior. Photographer: Jodi Van Straalen