And sooooo wow it is May 5th already. I’ll be done 6th grade in about a month. Time flies.
For those of you who do not follow me on social media (and you should!) then you might not know all of the details of my trip to Los Angeles. I did receive a Disney Hero for Change Award and I did talk in front of 7,000 people and I did learn to use a teleprompter which I really liked and I wish my Mom could have one with us all the time!
The Radio Disney Music Awards was a lot of fun and I know I will remember it forever. I made a new friend in Whitney Stewart who was the other award winner. She was very nice and I can tell she really enjoys being a leader with the Boys & Girls Club. I was able to meet Gwen Stefani and she is very nice. She kept saying that she didn’t think she did well when she received her award and I think she is crazy. Her speech was very nice and she spoke from her heart. So if Gwen ever reads this I hope she knows she is being too hard on herself.
I got to walk on the red carpet before the event. That was a lot different than I thought it would be. Some of the actors and actresses were being yelled at to look at different cameras. They must have been really important but I wouldn’t want to be yelled at. The red carpet is very long and even though you get announced at the beginning one at a time it still gets really crowded. There were A LOT OF cameras!
Backstage I got to talk with People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight and have my picture take with a bunch of people. And a dog, a Pomeranian which really looked like a toy but it wasn’t a toy it was real. There was an after party where people did a lot of dancing and jumping and I ate not one but two cookies on a stick. That’s right. Cookies on a stick. It is a genius idea.
This award is a really big honor and I am very humbled to have been chosen.
I couldn’t do everything I am doing with 3B without all of the people who encourage me every day.
Like my Mom. And that is why I am so happy she is also being recognized for all she does for 3B.
So in the last couple of weeks I have also had a chance to talk with two groups of students about 3B and food insecurity and how they can help. I went to MOT Charter and talked with all of their 2nd graders and then I went to Calvary Baptist Church in Newark to talk with their youth group. I think my favorite part is when I get asked questions. At MOT Charter I think every student wanted to ask questions. They were so excited. They have packed bags in the past for 3B to give out during the winter months which was very helpful. The youth group at Calvary Baptist packed 50 bags just last night and they seemed to really enjoy helping out. I hope I am able to work with both of these groups again.
My Gram and Pop Pop were at the Ag Day event for me. They said there were a lot of people and it was a great turn out. My Gram said a lot of people knew about 3B and other people were excited to learn more, especially about the 3B Ripple Student Chapters. She said everyone took something like a pen or a brochure. I am sorry I missed Ag Day because it is always a lot of fun and I like seeing people at the University of Delaware because a lot of the students have had events with me and they stop by to say hi.
There are a couple other events coming up which will be fun but I will talk about them later.
We also just announced our SAVE THE DATE for our 3rd Annual 3B Summer Celebration. It will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Location to be announced. Mr. Graham, my art teacher from when I was in elementary school at Keene Elementary, he is designing the artwork for the event. That’s pretty cool. So please put it on your calendar and I hope to meet all of you there!
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Way to GO, Braeden & Christy!! Such interesting, exciting stories to read!
Good job Braeden
So exciting for you and your Mom to be able to attend the Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles, California! Can’t wait to see your Hero For Change Award in person. Pop pop and I have watched the Awards show 4 times! We were happy to know that it is being shown over and over again on different days and at different times. So wonderful to read about the schools and churches that have welcomed you and want to learn more about 3B and help out. A high-five to these compassionate people. It was fun to help out at Ag Day for you. So wonderful to see many people that have heard about you and 3B, and have even helped you pack bags. We met a second grader who helped you pack bags. She thinks you are a Super Star! And…I have to agree with her! As always, I enjoy reading your blogs. I want you to know that you are my HERO!!!!