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Naomi Vickers


Naomi Vickers, 11, is a 5th grade student at St. Catherine's who knows what it means to live in the moment.

“I think pictures are fun because you can capture anything in a moment, so being in the moment is pretty cool,” Naomi said.

Naomi's interpretation of capturing a moment stems directly from her modeling experience. Her photos have been featured in The Washington Post, Essence Magazine, Parent's Magazine, Ebony Magazine, and on billboards and advertisements for Crest, Ski Dubai, Scholastic Books, Citibank, and other.

In addition to her ability to pose for the camera, she also comes to life on the stage as well. Naomi has played in several productions for SPARC. She is currently practicing bi-weekly for the Captain Louie production which will debut mid May.

At St. Catherine's, Naomi received the esteemed Head's Award for exemplifying the school's values, and also recently was given the Leadership Award. She has also participated in championship winning basketball, swim, and soccer teams in the past year.

In addition to participating in her own school, Naomi has also collaborated with her mother to help make a difference in schools internationally. She helped raise money for a school in Ecuador by participating in a flag football game fundraiser as a cheerleader. She will also be on the board for Trinity Christian Academy, which is to be built in Tanzania.   

As for her spare time, well, you may see her cruising around on a custom painted purple and pink polk-a-dotted bicycle that she bought used and had refurbished. Her reasoning for buying a used bicycle was to help reduce her own carbon footprint. “We're on this earth together for a reason and since we're the ones living on it, we need to take care of it the best we can,” Naomi said.

Super Hero Name: Miss. Eco
Super Powers: “I'd be able to clean up the whole world with the movement of my wrist and keep it that way!”

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