2014 Customized Girl Statement Maker Scholarship Winner – Maggie Noriega

Last year we established Customized Girl’s statement maker scholarship. We are all about statement makers and celebrating those who have an important message to share with the world. Statements are what we love and that’s why our scholarship is centered on not only making them but helping spread their awareness. Every girl has a statement to make and we wanted to give a platform to those individuals who wanted to have their voice heard. With this platform we also wanted to offer the opportunity for these young, inspirational women to win money to go towards their college tuition.

Once again, we received hundreds of amazing and motivational submissions that made this year’s decision extra difficult. Each statement had it’s own personality and powerful voice but there was one statement that intrigued our judge’s the most.

Customized Girl is proud to announce our second annual statement maker scholarship winner of $2,500 – Maggie Noriega!

Maggie’s statement: Live your life as if you had an infinite amount of confetti.

We love this statement because it is important message to everyone to not sweat the small stuff and to live your life to the fullest. Sometimes we all can get lost in insignificant tasks or drama that come with life but all that matters is what makes you happy and what legacy you want to leave in this world. It’s a great message to celebrate even the smallest success’ that you accomplish and if you fail – pick yourself back up and try again.

Recently, we sat down and talked to Maggie and asked her why this statement is so important to her and her plans for school and beyond.  This is what she had to say:

What are you looking forward to the most in your college career?

I look forward to meeting new people and exploring new places. I can’t wait to experience the changes college will bring.

What are your hobbies?

A main hobby of mine is watching movies. I’ve seen 45 out of 100 movies on the American Film Institute’s “100 greatest American Films of all time” list. My goal is to watch all 100 of them by the end of 2015! I also love hiking, listening to music, and going to museums.

Why is this statement so important to you?

I love this quote because it’s saying to celebrate every happy, successful, and joyous moment in your life. It reminds me to enjoy the little things, and don’t be afraid to celebrate even the tiniest success. It also reminds me to be grateful for everything that I am lucky to have.

How did you come across this statement? Is it something someone told you or did you come up with it yourself?

I actually overheard this statement from a crew leader while I was working in Yellowstone. Thanks Jarrett! I never thought something so brief, that wasn’t even said to me directly would impact my life in such a positive way.

What does the world need to know about you?

I think the world needs to know that I want to make a positive change. In the earth, myself, and the people around me. Also they need to know how appreciative I am for this award! It’s so cool to be recognized for something so small. A last thank you to everyone that has been in my life so far. Excited to see where the future will take me!

We were inspired by Maggie’s statement and hope it can inspire more girls to stand up and be statement makers.
Congrats Maggie – We wish you all the best in college!

No worries if you missed out entering this year. We will host our scholarship annually before the start of every school. Stay updated with Customized Girl and make sure to check out last years scholarship winner!

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