One of the best feelings in the world is being able to bring joy to others and being able to put a smile on their face. An amazing thing about brightening up a person’s day is that it doesn’t take much – just a simple smile, or a quick “Hello!” or even a genuine compliment can make a person feel so much better. That’s why Nickelodeon’s spectacular and incredibly inspiring award show, the Nickelodeon HALO Awards truly stands out as one of the greatest award shows on this planet because not only does it bring together some of the biggest musical acts and all of our favorite celebrities and Nickelodeon stars under one roof, but it also celebrates excellent teens who are Helping And Leading Others – aka, HALO! The renowned and prestigious 2017 Nickelodeon HALO Awards took place on November 4, 2017 at the Pier 36 in New York City.
Each year when the Nickelodeon HALO Awards comes around, there is a special feeling in the air. It’s like the feeling as if all of our favorite holidays were joined together – that’s definitely a whole lot of excitement. This year’s brilliant event brought together Kelsea Ballerini, Hey Violet, Why Don’t We, Jacob Sartorius, and Ayo & Teo for one unforgettable night. These extraordinary, music sensations took on the stage and gave mesmerizing and phenomenal performances that everyone loved. In addition, music icon, Kelly Clarkson was honored with the HALO Hall of Fame Award at the event. Kelly Clarkson is an exceptional leader, someone who goes out of her way to help others, and an influential figure who uses her platform for good. Ever since she step into the music scene, Kelly Clarkson always set a great example for others and she continues to work with a variety of organizations including XQ Super School, Donor’s Choose Harvey Fund, March of Dimes, Musicians On Call, and many others.
Many of our favorite Nickelodeon stars and celebrities came out to enjoy the event. Lizzy Greene, JoJo Siwa, Ricardo Hurtado, Daniella Perkins, Owen Joyner, and Logan Henderson all had a superb time at the fantastic event.
Let’s take a look at some of the many fun posts from the Nickelodeon HALO Awards:
Why Don’t We:
The Nickelodeon HALO Awards is one of a kind and it motivates everyone to be the best person they can be and help others. This remarkable award show – created and hosted by the one and only Nick Cannon, celebrated four, terrific teens who have made such a great impact in their community and in the world! Learn more about them below.
- Andrew Dunn, 14, Louisville, Ky. – Andrew Dunn started his organization, RAK Louisville (Random Acts of Kindness Louisville), in an effort to flood Louisville with kindness. He was inspired after receiving an advent calendar from his mom, which required him to perform a daily act of kindness in order to receive a present. Through RAK Louisville, Dunn encourages people to complete kindness challenges, organizes community events, helps students seek out service opportunities and motivates others to start their own projects.
- Raegan Junge, 12, Keystone, Iowa –Raegan Junge was six years old when she saw the destruction from a tornado in Missouri on the news. Eager to help, she sold homemade bracelets at a local store, raising $1,600 for a couple who was affected by the tragedy. This experience gave life to Raegan’s Relief Efforts, Junge’s organization that fundraises through bracelet, lip balm and garage sales, and donates and delivers products to people who have been affected by natural disasters. To date, Raegan’s Relief Efforts has raised over $23,000 in 25 different states.
- Zoe Terry, 11, Miami, Fla.– Zoe Terry was bullied for the color of her skin and hair texture at a young age. With the support of her mom and teachers, Terry came to feel comfortable in her own skin and realized that she wanted to help other girls feel beautiful and confident as well. As a result, Terry founded Zoe’s Dolls, an organization that focuses on girl empowerment and combats bullying through a variety of programs and events that incorporate fitness, self-expression and community spirit.
- Caleb White, 15, Detroit, Mich. – After observing a homeless man sleeping on the streets of Detroit, Caleb White started a community-wide effort, Caleb White Project, to combat homelessness and help build youth leaders through volunteerism. Since its inception, the project has donated over $300,000 to the homeless and enlisted more than 3,500 volunteers to help renovate houses, clean and repair treatment facilities and build relationships with youth in shelters through planned game nights.
I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the greatest honor of covering the 2017 Nickelodeon HALO Awards again. This event never fails to leave me in awe with how impactful it is. Check out some VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE pictures below from the event and be sure to tune in to the Nickelodeon HALO Awards airing on Sunday, November 26th at 7:00 PM ET / PT. Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, how do you HALO?!
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