If you look up the definition of Gifted in the dictionary, it says - havinggreatspecialtalentorability; havingexceptionallyhighintelligence. If you look up the definition of Special it says - extraordinary; exceptional. According to those definitions, Cameron is both Gifted and Special. But, I could have told you that the minute I met him because Cameron has a certain presence about him. His tall and athletic stature is noticed immediately. As a matter of fact, when he came to my house to do a photo shoot last year, there were several middle school boys here who knew of Cameron and they followed him around like he was a Rock Star! Although Cameron was polite and appeared unaffected, it was really quite something to witness.
Throughout the year, I have watched Cameron win one award after another. It's AMAZING! He has gone to the Junior Olympics, is All American, He's placed in every race he entered AND was voted the #1 Male Track Athlete of the Year! He even broke his own record this past weekend! Watching Cameron run is like putting a video on Fast Forward. Who runs that fast? It's remarkable.
Not only is Cameron fast. He's smart. When I heard that he won the Chinese Speech Contest, I nearly fell over! Really?? Come on, now! I didn't even know they had a Speech contest in Chinese! This is a true story: I was in the studio with another Ambassador for her Senior Session and we were talking about Cameron. I asked her if she had heard that he won the Speech contest in Chinese and that he won the Athlete of the Year Award. She laughed and said, "Yeah, I know. But could he save some for the rest of us?" We both cracked up laughing because it was so true ... He has it all! It's no wonder he has full academic and athletic scholarships to Tulsa for College!
Did I mention that he is polite, funny and handsome? I told him that if this running thing doesn't work out for him, that he has a future career in modeling because the camera LOVES him! (It doesn't hurt that he has an exceptional sense of style.)
Cameron is one of those rare Seniors that has unknowingly set the bar so high that it's almost impossible for anyone to come close. We all just enjoy watching him accomplish one milestone after another with the utmost dignity and modesty. To say that I am proud to have had Cameron represent my studio this year as an Ambassador is an understatement. I am definitely going to be following him as his success continues in the coming years. We all love you so much, Cameron!