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Teens Celebrate Be the Star You Are!®, Winner of 2024 Nonprofit of the Year


Today on Express Yourself! Teen Radio, we bring you a very special program celebrating the win of Be the Star You Are!® as the Top NONPROFIT of the YEAR. Hosts Sharanya, Keerthi, Saanvi Phaneendra, and Julia all had the honor of being in attendance at the awards ceremony where the mayor, Town Council, Chamber, and County Supervisors presented Be the Star You Are!® with several plaques and proclamations. The four hosts share their experiences with volunteering for Be the Star You Are!® and being radio reporters/hosts on this international radio broadcast, Express Yourself!™. Julia and Sharanya read speeches that they presented at the awards ceremony, which brought tears to everyone. Keerthi and Saanvi Phaneendra talked about what inspired them to join Be the Star You Are!® and why they adore participating. Finally, two prominent volunteers who also attended the awards ceremony, Ella and Sean joined the conversation. Ella was the chairperson for the incredibly successful shoe drive, and she’ll chair the upcoming 25th-anniversary celebration at the Pear and Wine Festival on September 28.

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