Thursday, March 22, 2012

Miss Black Ohio Spring Break Tour: Let No One Out Work You Today!

This has been by far the BEST spring break I have ever had! I have met so many AMAZING people and experienced so many powerful things. It is such an amazing thing to be able to interact with and educate young women about their true value. The biggest thing that I was able to leave the young women with this week was "Let no one out work you today," this seems like a simple phrase, but when used as a life motto it can change the life of a young person. Not only is it important for young women to understand their beauty, but it's even more important for them to push and work hard to accomplish their goals and dreams. Now more than ever, I can say that I truly believe in the children around the state of Ohio and around the country. They are amazing! I challenge you to invest in the life of a child. In the next five days reach out to someone in the next generation, encourage them, help them as they grow. Show them that the path to success and the keys to greatness are within them! Not only will it help them, but I guarantee it will help you as well :) 

  I can't wait to share photos with you from this week... but here's a QUICK recap :)

Sunday- Cleveland Cavaliers Game with Miss Black Ohio Talented Teen, Whitney Gaskins, and Delano White 
Monday- "A Woman's Worth" Convocation with the 5th-8th graders at Warrensville Middle School 
Tuesday- Shadowed Senator Troy Balderson at the Ohio State House 
Wednesday- "A Woman's Worth" presentation at the Rivers Edge Montessori School Rose Tea 
Thursday- Home to Indianapolis spending time with family and educating some of my former High school professors on my work as Miss Black Ohio 

5 days of fun!

Stay tuned for photos..and of course a video :D
With love,

Kayla Hardimon

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I love it all

                                  With Dr.Keith Bell Chief Academic Officer Columbus City Schools

I love it all! Everything about being Miss Black Teen Ohio 2012 has allowed me to grow so much. I love the people and events I am blessed to attend. Today I got honored at the Superintendent Board and Recognition Ceremony. They recognized me for being crowned Miss Black Ohio Talented Teen 2012 and for being a positive role model in the community! I met and made good connections with  people from the Columbus City School Board=) this ceremony also honored others teens for their academic and volunteer accomplishments. This event was a great experience because I love seeing other teens make a difference in their community while going after their dreams =)

With Gene Harris Superintendent of Columbus City Schools

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Free Spirit

When referring to being a free sprit I define it as somebody who is fearless, fierce and not afraid to go after what they believe in. As a senior I have accomplished fantastic things and I have seen my friends do the same; everything from getting accepted into colleges  getting scholarships’ and starting their own business etc. Most importantly doing whatever it takes to make our dreams become our reality. I'm only 18 and I know my free sprit attitude and determination will take me a LONG way! So watch out WORLD! lol I uploaded this video to highlight my year as Miss Black Teen Ohio 2012 and all of my success! I Hope you all enjoy!

                                       Check out this article I was featured in!