Brook Bassett- Playwright/Director Brook Bassett is the founder of Girl, Awake! Project. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Teaching. She is passionate about youth and social justice and strives to bring them to the forefront of conversation through mediums such as theater, dance, spoken word and literature. She volunteers at the Humane Society. "Awake, and together we can move mountains."
Katelyn Rode- Mertensia Katelyn Rode is in 9th grade at Lake City High School. She enjoys reading and writing. She also enjoys watching super hero shows (especially Super Girl) and getting coffee with her friends. She has volunteered for the Summer Scholars Learning program, dedicated to helping kids get better at reading and maths. "We will not slumber through opportunities simply because they are not cool, are difficult or even that they haven't been done before."
Becca Mclachlan-Tigridia Becca McLachlan is in 6th grade at Lakes Middle School. She spends a lot of her time playing her ukulele and singing. She enjoys swimming and dancing. She likes traveling and her favorite places she has been are Paris and New Zealand. Recently, she has been raising money for refugees and making them feel welcome here. "Just as it takes many flowers to create a beautiful garden, so does it take many shades of influence to create the woman we are to become."
Teagan Daniels-Azalea Teagan Daniels is a ninth grader attending S.V.T.. She is an avid reader and writer. She plays the violin and clarinet and is in love with photography. Teagan volunteers at the Spokane Humane Society, at her local community theatre, and at many runs and races like Bloomsday and Spokesfest. She started a donation drive in her school for Operation Christmas Child last year. "Don't bother me; I'm reading."
Elisabeth Edmonds- Dianthus Elisabeth Edmonds is a 9th grader at Lake City High School. She enjoys reading, writing, singing and acting. She can often be found playing her piano, listening to music, or just thinking by the lake. She has volunteered at many food banks and worked to help resettle refugees through World Relief Spokane. “There are a million things that make us perfect and not a single one of them is the kind of perfect we are taught to be."
Kimberly Hunt- Lantana Kimberly Hunt is a home-schooled 10th grader. She spends most of her time studying dance. She also loves to do theatre, singing, and reading. She likes to travel and do new things. She has volunteered for food banks, disability camps, and foster care organizations.
“Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.”
Gracie Messier- Gardenia Gracie Messier is a junior at the Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy. She enjoys singing, dancing and drama. She is very passionate about many issues in today's society and hopes to bring attention to them. Gracie also currently volunteers at the Kootenai Medical Center, where she has worked for two years.
"Deep within your wounds are seeds, waiting to grow into beautiful flowers."
Elissa Corless-Stage Manager Elissa Corless is a 12th grader at Lake City High School. She likes long walks on the beach, reading poetry, and science journalism. Elissa has volunteered at the library and hospital, been a Girl Scout for 10 years, and has raised money for various charities through school clubs and the Girl, Awake! Project. She is involved with environmentalist groups in the area, and hopes to give back to the community through protecting the local watershed. “Scattering seeds makes many flowers.”