Drum roll, please!
Krithika was nominated by writer and storyteller Katherine Kotaw, who wrote to us to say that Krithika embodies the Sue Heck spirit “because a year ago (and for her whole life prior) she was petrified of dogs. Less than a year ago, Krithika adopted Oreo, her ‘black and white cookie,’ as she fondly refers to him, and now she advocates through her writing and through social media about how life-changing it is to adopt a dog. She has even become a pit bull advocate after reading all my tales of my sweet red nose pit bull Ivy, when many so-called lifelong dog lovers are prejudiced against this loving and gravely misunderstood breed. To go from being deathly afraid of dogs to advocating for dog adoption and pit bull love epitomizes the Sue spirit. That is why I would like Krithika to be recognized as trophy-worthy!”
Katherine’s wish was our command!
Krithika received her trophy for “Excellence in Animal Advocacy” and wrote a beautiful account of the moment she received her award in a post on Google Plus, saying she had to blink away tears of joy.
Since at Trophy Central, we’re in the business of delivering not just trophies, but smiles, Krithika’s comment could not have made us any more joyful!
Why Losing is Winning and Character is Trophy-worthy
So our Show Us Your Sue campaign is heating up! Inspired by the perpetually optimistic Sue Heck character played by Eden Sher on ABC’s The Middle, we’re on a mission to deliver trophies to everyday heroes who inspire us. These are the people who keep going even when the going gets tough. The people who aren’t head cheerleaders or award-winning quarter backs, but who we deem just as trophy-worthy — if not more so!
We are all about the underdogs and the dream chasers and Sue Heck is our role model because she never, ever gives up.
When her brother Brick decides to run for class historian but doesn’t want to make any posters, Sue says, her voice full of enthusiasm and gusto, “Flyers are super important, Brick. I did flyers when I lost for student council, and when I lost for Teen Board, and when I lost for junior high Homecoming Court. I just don’t think you get it.”
When Brick wins the title of class historian without any fancy posters, Sue says worriedly to her mom, “If he got the first thing he tried out for, how is he ever going to grow as a person?”
We couldn’t agree with Sue’s logic any more if we tried!
That’s why Sue Heck is our Trophy Central role model and why we’ve launched our “Show Us Your Sue” campaign to find the best-of-the-best Sues of the world, those who believe that failure will only lead to character and those who are perennially resilient when faced with defeat.
More Random Acts of Trophy-ness, More Nominees, More Sues!
We are so excited to share with you some additional “Show Us Your Sue” nominees!
All of us at Trophy Central believe that Jill is extremely trophy-worthy because she is educating our youth and inspiring young people to believe in themselves and in a better tomorrow. What could be more award-worthy than that?!
Gomee Girl creator, Donna Rheaume Furgal. Nominated by Sharna Fulton, creator of the Chloe Pink cartoon and persona.
Gomee Girl provides an uplifting online community of support that Donna Rheaume Furgal created in order “to let girls know that they can rock their beauty just the way they are!” Donna says “I encourage girls to express themselves and to embrace what makes them unique with our beautiful designs and our messages of positive self expression. I want girls to believe it when I say that they are amazing and they can love themselves just the way they are!”
Our Trophy Central team thinks that Sue Heck would be jumping up and down and screaming for joy upon hearing Gomee Girl’s mission to inspire girls to be themselves and love themselves for who they are, unattainable beauty standards be damned!
We at Trophy Central have had very positive interactions with Kristen on Twitter upon connecting with her through our #ShowUsYourSue campaign. We bonded with Kristen over a mutual affection for The Middle (she told us she loved the recent episode where Sue celebrated her senior prom at the mall food court!) We love how Kristen encourages kids to use their imaginations and to get excited about reading thanks to her Dani P. Mystery series of children’s books. Kristen (and Dani D.!) are definitely trophy-worthy!
C.L. Murphy, creator of the Lovable Lobo picture book series about a wacky wolf pup in a wild world. Nominated by Sharna Fulton, creator of the Chloe Pink cartoon and persona.
Our Trophy Central gang loves that C.L. Murphy teaches kids kindness toward animals and encourages discovery through adventure in her Lovable Lobo books. C.L. Murphy says “I based the character, Lovable Lobo, on something very dear to my heart, a real wolf that I raised for over 14 years. He was a magnificent beast and seemed unaware of how the world perceived him, much like the character in the series.” Does that sound trophy-worthy to you? We say a big YES!
Chloe Pink creator, Sharna Fulton. Nominated by Trophy Central!
Yes, we think we should be allowed to nominate people for our “Show Us Your Sue” campaign, too! After all, we did create it!
Our Trophy Central team has unanimously decided to nominate Chloe Pink, a 7 year old girl cartoon character created by Sharna Fulton, because she’s the one who nominated ALL of the nominees above. Chloe Pink been a big supporter of our “Show Us Your Sue” Random Acts of Trophy-ness campaign and we wish to nominate her for spreading her empowering message of girl power through her whimsical illustrations.
We love that Chloe Pink, along with her BFF, Pete, the terrier, encourages every girl to follow her dreams.
Do you agree with the nominees for our Random Acts of Trophy-ness “Show Us Your Show” campaign? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Do you have a special “Sue Heck” in your life who you’d like to see win a trophy? Then please “Show Us Your Sue” and nominate the trophy-worthy person in YOUR life here in the comments section or by tagging us on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #ShowUsYourSue and telling us why you think your nominee is trophy-worthy! We can’t wait to send your special “Sue” a trophy!