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2024 Recipients

Maggie O'Neal

Moore Middle School
8th Grade
Nominated By: Secretary Carrie Bode 

Maggie's brilliance extends far beyond the realm of academics. While their talent in the classroom is undeniable, it is their unwavering dedication to creating a warm and inclusive space that truly sets them apart. Maggie has an unmatched ability to make everyone feel heard and valued, actively seeking diverse perspectives and ensuring no voice goes unheard. This genuine care and collaborative spirit permeate everything they do, extending far beyond the walls of the classroom and forging deep connections with their peers and adults.


Maggie is a force to be reckoned with. The stage becomes Maggie's canvas, where they breathe life into characters in all of the school plays. Maggie's dynamic personality and multifaceted talent shine across arts, theater, and humanities, leaving audiences mesmerized and fellow students enriched. They possess a profound understanding of content and characters, delving into depths unseen by many and offering insightful analyses that elevate the learning experience for all.

Their brilliance is not simply a natural gift; it's fueled by a genuine depth of understanding, a spark of curiosity that makes their artistic explorations truly transformative. Maggie has consistently met and surpassed every expectation placed upon them, earning the unwavering trust and admiration of their peers and teachers alike.


Maggie is not just a student; They are an inspiration. They champion inclusivity, celebrate diversity, and ignite the power of artistic expression. They are a shining example of how one person can make a difference, reminding us all that true brilliance lies not only in talent but also in compassion, collaboration, and a deep appreciation for the human experience.

Congratulations, Maggie! They are the embodiment of the Inspire Award, and we are incredibly proud to call you one of our own.

The Numbers

  • Schools Served

    60

  • Focus & Specialty Programs Served

    15

  • Students Empowered

    41,784

  • Teachers & Staff Supported

    7,500+

  • Funds Received This Year

    $1.20M

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