Thursday, November 23, 2017

HALO Awards 2017 Honoree Spotlight: Zoe Terry, Zoe's Dolls

11-year-old Miami, Florida resident Zoe Terry is one of the four inspirational recipient's of the Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2017 for her hard work in the community with her non-profit organization, Zoe’s Dolls!

Miami, Fl. - When Zoe Terry first began giving out dolls of color at age five, she wanted to make sure other little girls wouldn’t feel like she did when she was bullied for her skin color and “puffy hair.”

After her mom and teachers helped her understand she was beautiful, Terry wanted to make sure little brown girls like her loved their own image as well, no matter what anyone said.

With this mission in mind, she founded Zoe’s Dolls, an organization that focuses on girl empowerment and anti-bullying through a variety of programs and events that incorporate fitness, self-expression, community spirit and empowerment.

Fast-forward to the present, and the now 11-year-old CEO has made history several times over – and she’s nowhere near slowing down!

Terry has chapters of Zoe’s Dolls in South Florida, Mississippi, Texas and Georgia; and donates dolls to schools, churches, shelters and foster homes. She’s also made an international impact by helping girls in Haiti and Africa. She has given out close to 20,000 dolls since starting six years ago.

Why Don’t We is performing “Something Different” at the Nickelodeon HALO Awards, but first catch them backstage with HALO honoree Zoe Terry to answer some rapid-fire questions. Who takes the most selfies? Who’s the messiest? You’ll just have to watch to find out, and don’t miss the Nickelodeon HALO Awards on Sunday, November 26 at 7/6c!

Now Terry has received another accolade for her work by becoming Nickelodeon's youngest HALO (Helping And Leading Others) Award winner!

Terry traveled to New York City earlier this month to receive her coveted honor at Pier 36.

On Sunday, Nov. 26, Terry will celebrate by hosting a free watch party at 6 p.m. at the ARC, located at 675 Ali Baba Avenue in Opalocka.

Terry and her fellow honorees will be shown receiving their awards during a star-studded concert thrown to honor their community work.

The awards will air at 7pm across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons, and will feature some of the most popular stars to pay tribute to the four young honorees for how they are helping and leading others.

Among them will be Kelly Clarkson, who received the HALO Hall of Fame Award for her work with a wide variety of organizations.

The show is the brainchild of Nick Cannon.

As part of her HALO award, Zoe will receive a $10,000 scholarship for school and $20,000 for Zoe’s Dolls.

Terry said she is grateful for the unexpected honor. “I feel great. I was so surprised. It’s a great accomplishment that I wasn’t even expecting,” Terry said. “It shows what my favorite quote says is true: ‘Nothing is impossible; the word itself says I’m possible.’”

Watch Zoe receive her honor at the must-see concert event of the season, the 2017 HALO Awards, hosted by Nick Cannon and featuring special appearances by top music artists, including Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Hey Violet, Why Don’t We, Ayo & Teo and Jacob Sartorius, and Nick stars JoJo Siwa (Lip Sync Battle Shorties), Lizzy Greene (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Tiny Christmas), Ricardo Hurtado (School of Rock), and Daniella Perkins and Owen Joyner (Knight Squad)! Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2017 premieres Sunday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) across Nickelodeon USA, TeenNick and Nicktoons! For more information about the 2017 Nickelodeon HALO Awards and Vision for and from Children, visit and Congratulations on your award, Zoe!!

More Nick: Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Hey Violet, Why Don’t We, Ayo & Teo, Jacob Sartorius And More Join Host Nick Cannon For Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2017, Concert Event Celebrating Young Community Leaders, 11/26 On Nick USA!!

Original source: South Florida News.
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