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Senior Elaine Kennedy demonstrates how to contour on her YouTube channel.

Senior Elaine Kennedy demonstrates how to contour on her YouTube channel.

Elaine Kennedy

Elaine Kennedy

Senior Elaine Kennedy demonstrates how to contour on her YouTube channel.

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Over the last two decades, YouTube has become an important part of the life of a teen. From laughing with Lilly Singh to crying over soldiers returning from war and trying to perfect your dance moves, YouTube is the melting pot of anything that comes to mind.

It even personally affects Summerville High School students, Elaine Kennedy, Eli Hummer, and Jack Hazel.

“I’ve been wanting to make YouTube videos since I was little, but I’ve never had the courage to upload them,” says Kennedy.

She found that courage around three weeks ago and has been gaining support ever since.

Her page stands out among others’. “I bring originality. Some people act differently offscreen and onscreen. I feel like I’m the same on and off camera. I bring more self esteem; I’m just myself,” states Kennedy.

Kennedy’s videos showcase beauty tutorials and lessons about life in general. She’s heavily inspired by the works of Carly Bybel, a famous beauty guru, saying, “Ever since I was eight, I found out about beauty gurus. I knew that was what I wanted to do.”

She brings positivity to her page, showcased in her introduction video, saying, “I want to do everything because I think YouTube is just a great community.”’

Eli Hummer and Jack Hazel also share a love for YouTube. Hazel states, “We have a lot of fun; I think a lot of people don’t know how much fun we have.”

“It’s just us two guys, and we just do whatever we want, really. We’re not famous, we just have fun,” adds Hummer.

Their channel has been up for around a year now, and they’re still making progress with their videos, which showcase funny challenges, short films, and other amusing segments inspired by YouTubers such as Tobuscus and Markiplier.

Both Kennedy and Hummer state that it’s not too hard to make and post their videos.

“I wouldn’t say it’s difficult. It’s just difficult to get people to watch. Making videos is easier because you’re just doing whatever you want,” states Hummer.

“I had such a big support system with my friends and social media,” Kennedy states as she elaborates on those who helped her gain confidence to make videos, “I felt it was easier because of that.”

If you’re into beauty tips or just tips about life, go check out Elaine Kennedy, and if you’re into funny videos and short films, check out Eli Hummer, who is sometimes accompanied by Jack Hazel in his videos.

Summerville High School is proud to call these YouTubers their own, and with the site expanding, there’s always room for more, Summerville.

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