Maggie Batson is a little girl with big aspirations.
At the age of 7 she started her own company “Twice loved by Maggie B.” Maggie and her mother made designer jewelry from recycled materials, marketed the idea to local stores and now the necklaces are sold in boutiques from North Carolina to California. She has been featured on programs ranging from PBS’s “Biz Kidz” to Nickelodeon’s game show “Figure it out”. Later this year she will be appearing in her first feature film alongside Richard Dreyfus and Danny Glover in the dark comedy “Killing Winston Jones”. Maggie will play the role of Dreyfus’s daughter in flashback scenes throughout the movie. In addition to numerous philanthropic projects, including the humane society and children’s hospitals, she maintains excellent grades, plays travel soccer and is the third baseman for her all-star softball team.
It is for these accomplishments and many more that Maggie has been chosen to be one of the 36 girls featured in Discovery Girl magazine for 2015. The leadership summit she plans to attend this summer in Monterey, CA pulls young ladies from all over the country who have demonstrated enthusiasm, personality and are worthy of being role models. The girls will contribute to upcoming issues, participate in photo shoots and have profiles featured in the magazine. The magazine has a circulation of more than 200,000 with a total readership of one million.
Maggie is the daughter of Dr. John and Rachel Batson of Richmond Hill, GA. She is the granddaughter of Margaret King of Quitman and Don Shipman of Mountain View.
(From the July 23, 2014 issue)