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The Dreamers Class of 2011

Talented, engaged, passionate—these are just a few of the words that describe the 2011 Dreamers. With backgrounds that range from triumphant to troubled, they all shared an indomitable spirit to go above and beyond their present circumstances. These achievers may become lawyers, musicians or engineers, but they learned how important it was to aim high and dream big at Disney Dreamers Academy.
Jordan M.
Jordan M.
I am 16 years old. I am currently in the 11th grade.
Jordan M.
 
I am 16 years old. I am currently in the 11th grade. The one thing that many may not know about me is that I am one of the many faces of Traumatic Brain Injury. Because of my injury I face many challenges on a daily basis yet I still persevere. I have a passion for life and an eagerness to share my story so that I may reach others and show them the beauty and love of God. I want to inspire others to dream and reach their goals; it only takes one person to inspire the world.
Joseph J.
Joseph J.
Currently a junior in high school, and the only African-American student in the percussion section of my nationally recognized award-winning high school band.
Joseph J.
 
Currently a junior in high school, and the only African-American student in the percussion section of my nationally recognized award-winning high school band. I love to dance and my style of dress is straight-leg jeans and graphic/logo tees. I am a member of The National Society of High School Scholars. My church is a very important part of my life. I am active in various ministries, including: drama/dance, audio/visual cameraman, and drummer for the teen choir. I love making people laugh, and showing them that life itself is entertaining!
Jose V.
Jose V.
I am sixteen years old. My hobbies include listening to music, playing video games, and weight lifting.
Jose V.
 
I am sixteen years old. My hobbies include listening to music, playing video games, and weight lifting. When I graduate high school I plan on attending The University of Texas Pan American. My goal is to pursue a degree in arts or music that will assist me in reaching my dream of becoming a well-known worldwide DJ.I have always been able to find calmness and/or happiness when I listen to my favorite music, and my dream is to be able to make people happy while listening to me perform.
Kendall G.
Kendall G.
A native of Chicago, IL and I am a sophomore at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL.
Kendall G.
Illinois
A native of Chicago, IL and I am a sophomore at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL. I am an active member in the Concert Choir, LA's Capella group, Scuba club, Varsity Football team, and Track and Field. I aspire to become a Marine biologist and discover a remedy for common ailments. Most don't know that I have a published poem "Making a Difference" in the American Library of Poetry. An only child, I have two dogs that I love. I know that faith equals success and I am riding on the coattails of many. So, DON'T STOP BELIEVING!
Khari A.
Khari A.
When I was 13, I was determined to become a videogame developer.
Khari A.
 
When I was 13, I was determined to become a videogame developer. I took the initiative and taught myself the "basics" using free internet tutorials and using my allowance to purchase guide books; I spent numerous hours practicing my new skills. Once I learned the "art" portion of game creation (animation/modeling) I was hooked.

Now, my goal is to become a visual effects/3D animation artist where my work can be featured in films, TV and multimedia projects for businesses, churches, schools, etc. I have strong aspirations to own my own visual effects studio someday and I'm working diligently towards achieving this goal.
Kiana S.
Kiana S.
I was born and raised in New Jersey. I am a senior at North Plainfield High School.
Kiana S.
New Jersey
I was born and raised in New Jersey. I am a senior at North Plainfield High School. My life is based on gratefulness. I am thankful to God that I do not have a tragic story because I come from a hardworking family which I admire. My family foundation is built on God; I live with both of my parents and my older sister, who is my best friend and role model. My aspirations are to attend college in the fall of 2011 with a major in social work and psychology. I believe God put me on this Earth with a purpose and my job while I am living is to pursue the purpose that God has for my life.
Ki'ara T.
Ki'ara T.
Born March 11, 1994 in Saginaw, MI. I am a multi-talented and multi-faceted entrepreneur in my own right with a creative appetite for fashion, graphics, dance, modeling, theater and science.
Ki'ara T.
 
Born March 11, 1994 in Saginaw, MI. I am a multi-talented and multi-faceted entrepreneur in my own right with a creative appetite for fashion, graphics, dance, modeling, theater and science. I am exploring all of my gifts and talents; a designer of my own T-shirts, accessories and fashion catalog, "Ki'Glam Collections". I attend Richland Collegiate High School, majoring in engineering, which I will graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate degree in 2012. I also volunteer at the education & employment center and food pantry with The Community Enrichment Center. I am a fun loving teen that motivates and inspires others with my faith.
Lansana D.
Lansana D.
Born in West Africa Sierra Leone, I arrived in the U.S. in 2001 withbarely anything.
Lansana D.
 
Born in West Africa Sierra Leone, I arrived in the U.S. in 2001 withbarely anything. I wasten whenI was enrolled in my first school and placed in the 4th grade knowing nothing, including the ABC's or how to count. As the years went by, I slowly excelled in all my courses. I went for extra support classes all through elementary, middle school and 9th grade. In the 10th grade, I took more support classes and honor classes as well. Now in 11th grade, I'm passingmorethanhalf my classmates while taking 3 advancedplacement classes.
Laryssa R.
Laryssa R.
17 years old and a senior in high school at Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields, Illinois.
Laryssa R.
Illinois
17 years old and a senior in high school at Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields, Illinois. My family and I live in the south suburbs of Chicago, and my goal is to become an attorney and then a judge. I plan on attending Spelman College, in Atlanta , GA or another HBCU. My favorite subjects are History and English, my hobbies include dancing, shopping, cooking, and listening to music. I am so excited, honored, and blessed to selected to be a Dreamer!
Latosha B.
Latosha B.
I am a senior at Fike High School in Wilson, NC, and the co-captain of the varsity cheerleading squad.
Latosha B.
North Carolina
I am a senior at Fike High School in Wilson, NC, and the co-captain of the varsity cheerleading squad. Dancing has always been my passion. After seeing a dance recital as a child, I knew that was what I wanted to do. It became my dream. I plan to attend the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and open my own Christian dance studio where I can teach others. I feel that Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey will give me just the right amount of confidence that I need to make my dreams a reality.
Lavelle P.
Lavelle P.
I like to rap, sing, dance, and draw.
Lavelle P.
 
I like to rap, sing, dance, and draw. I'm gifted because I'm committed. I never take anything for granted, every moment is my moment. I Thank God for all his blessings.
Laward S.
Laward S.
I'm 15 years of age and I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. I have one sibling, a brother his name is Lavard.
Laward S.
Louisiana
I'm 15 years of age and I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. I have one sibling, a brother his name is Lavard. I grew up in a white and green house on Bellville Street next to my first school McDonough #32. Wow I have so many memories about that place. I've won 1st place in so many things. My life was a struggle growing up, but I managed to make something of myself. Now I'm going to L.B. Landry, I'm in the 9th grade and I have many friends.
Layla W.
Layla W.
I am 16 years old. When I was born, I almost didn't make it, but God knew I was destined for greatness so he gave me the opportunity to live.
Layla W.
 
I am 16 years old. When I was born, I almost didn't make it, but God knew I was destined for greatness so he gave me the opportunity to live. Therefore, I consider myself a miracle; I am the 5th child out of 7 by a single mother, Kecia White. I am a young lady from Detroit that's been homeless, robbed, and even seen someone's life taken. These things have made me the strong young lady that can conquer anything like my mother always said. I have a dream of helping the forgotten children/generation of HIV/AIDS. They are innocent in this fight. Those that are infected and affected. I am also a member of HOUSE OF Redemption Tabernacle pastured by Pearl Mindingall.
Lester C.
Lester C.
I am the son of Portia and Lester Andrews.
Lester C.
Washington, DC
I am the son of Portia and Lester Andrews. I have two sisters, Verenique (Fuquay Varina, NC); Latia (Raleigh, NC); and, three nephews (Lamour, Brendan and Elijah). I am currently a junior attending McKinley Technology High School in Washington, D.C., where I am a member of the McKinley Tech Trainer's basketball team. I am also an accomplished track & field runner and a mentor to my nephews, cousins and many friends that surround me. Upon graduating from high school I have set my sights on attending college studying media, TV and radio.
Lonnel F.
Lonnel F.
Born February 7th, 1994 currently living in Plainfield, IL.
Lonnel F.
Illinois
Born February 7th, 1994 currently living in Plainfield, IL. I work as a Media Center assistant helping students with daily classroom assignments and as a volunteer aide helping autistic students to interact socially with other students. Singing and acting are passions in my life! I also enjoy playing basketball and football. My inspiration to strive for greatness in my sports and hobbies come from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for everything he did and taught me. I'm an intelligent and inspiring young man determined to pursue my dreams.
Lyric S.
Lyric S.
When I grow up, I want a career in international medicine or development, because I love foreign languages, diverse people, the sciences, and helping people.
Lyric S.
 
When I grow up, I want a career in international medicine or development, because I love foreign languages, diverse people, the sciences, and helping people. I listen to the Steve Harvey show every morning and attending Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey is one of my dreams. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to meet other students and role models, who are trying to make a difference and are inspiring. Inspiration is one of the main keys to success because you can build off of it, tweak it, and use it to make your dreams come true.
Maresja B.
Maresja B.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I have had the privilege of attending private schools my entire life.
Maresja B.
California
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I have had the privilege of attending private schools my entire life. This honor has helped me to understand and appreciate the value of a good education. I aspire to attend Spelman College after completing high school. I enjoy playing the piano, singing, creative writing, reading, and playing volleyball. I set high expectations for myself, so that I always strive to be a better person. I have dreams of making a difference, even if it's in just one person's life.
Mark W.
Mark W.
My name is Mark West, an inner city kid with a desire to succeed, looking to the clouds and finding refuge in the sky.
Mark W.
Florida
My name is Mark West, an inner city kid with a desire to succeed, looking to the clouds and finding refuge in the sky. I was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1995. As a child, I faced many afflictions, suffering from cancer of the kidney at age nine and being hit by a car shortly after. God let me walk away with only scratches. At age ten, I moved to rural Pennsylvania battling intense racism and stereotyping of my demographic, being the smart African-American student. Currently, I live in Tampa, Florida, and am a fierce competitor in the race for valedictorian at my magnet school.
Michael B.
Michael B.
Born in Memphis, home of blues, jazz and some very famous actors; I naturally love to perform.
Michael B.
Florida
Born in Memphis, home of blues, jazz and some very famous actors; I naturally love to perform. My performances include "Almost Maine" and "Laugh In" at Palmetto Ridge High School; a 4-week run as a sailor in Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" at the Naples Players Sugden Theater and a debut as Peter Pan with The Children for the Arts Foundation. Having received President Obama's volunteer service award, I am actively involved in the National Honor Society, 4-H, Boy Scouts, gymnastics, juggling,saxophone, competitive cheering, "chilling" with friends and pursuing the ultimate goal of becoming a lawyer from Harvard Law School.
Naadira B.
Naadira B.
I am 17 years old and a senior in high school.
Naadira B.
Maryland
I am 17 years old and a senior in high school. I was born in Chicago, Illinois, but now I live inSuitland, Maryland, and go toDr. Henry Wise Jr. High School. I enjoy singing, drawing, and playing my keyboard. I am anatural drama queenand I hope to attendHoward University, in Washington, D.C. I am so excited and honored to have been chosen to attend Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey. I still can't believe it, but I look forward to meetingMr. Steve Harveyand making many new friends.
Nautica M.
Nautica M.
I am14 years old in the 9th grade, and have always dreamed of becoming an actress/singer.
Nautica M.
 
I am14 years old in the 9th grade, and have always dreamed of becoming an actress/singer. I know it is possible because I see them on TV and in Movies all the time. I will continue to sing in the choir at church and school, take drama and acting classes, and audition for local plays and movies. After high school I will move to Los Angeles, California and start auditioning for any acting or singing parts that I can. I hope Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey will help me realize my dream. Being an actress is my dream now and forever.
Nyilah J.
Nyilah J-M.
Success for me was determined before birth, my name, in Arabic, means one who succeeds.
Nyilah J-M.
South Carolina
Success for me was determined before birth, my name, in Arabic, means one who succeeds. My home state, South Carolina, has one of the worst education systems and graduation rates in the US. However, I want to play a role in changing that. I will graduate from my high school's International Baccalaureate degree program, with honors, and continue my education at a great university. I want to be a mentor; show younger students that they can achieve success even if they grew up under the South Carolina school system.
Patricia A.
Patricia A.
I am a fifteen year old sophomore attending West Genesee High School, in Camillus N.Y. I love the fine arts.
Patricia A.
New York
I am a fifteen year old sophomore attending West Genesee High School, in Camillus N.Y. I love the fine arts. For school, I am a member of concert choir where I sing soprano, concert band where I play alto and tenor saxophone, and I have been in the school musical the last two years. I sing and dance at my church in a youth group called On Fire 4 Christ. My hobbies are piano, writing poetry and music, tennis, basketball, hanging out with my friends and meeting new people. I am also trying to start a modeling career.
Princeton P.
Princeton P.
I'm 16 years old and a senior in High School.
Princeton P.
California
I'm 16 years old and a senior in High School. At school, I am a member of numerous performing groups such as: Jazz Ensemble A, Jazz Combo A, Vocal Jazz, and Renowned Jazz trio "The Pocket". Outside of school, I am a licensed minister, play the B3 Hammond Organ for my local church, volunteer at the Rosecrans Care Center, and serve as the Youth Ambassador for the California Arts Initiative with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver. I enjoy recording music and playing games on Wii.
A'Dorian T.
A'Dorian M.
I have often surpassed my own expectations as I recently received High Academic Honors as an 11th grade scholar at the Northfield Mount Hermon Boarding School in Massachusetts.
A'Dorian M.
Massachusetts
With humility, intellect, grace and God's Favor, and affectionately called "Pu", I have often surpassed my own expectations as I recently received High Academic Honors as an 11th grade scholar at the Northfield Mount Hermon Boarding School in Massachusetts. A lifelong resident of Newark, New Jersey, I have studied in South Africa, Brazil and at Princeton University in the WEB Scholar's Institute.

I plan to obtain a Ph.D. in Psychology and Race and Ethnic Studies with special emphasis in Pan-African Studies. Upon graduation, I plan to continue as an Activist for the rights of children on both a local and global level.
Alanah G.
Alanah G.
I am a junior at Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego, California.
Alanah G.
California
I am a junior at Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego, California. I am a cheerleader, gymnast, community representative for Student Government, and treasurer for the Class of 2012. I serve on the Principal's Advisory Committee, Superintendent's Student Advisory Committee, and participate in the program College Bound San Diego. My father is a Captain in the U.S. Navy which gave me the chance to live in Japan for 4 years. My aspirations are to double major in Neuroscience and Psychology with a minor in Criminology to become a Forensic Psychologist for the FBI while attending Stanford University, Duke University, or Spelman College.
Alexandria B.
Alexandria B.
I believe that I am an intelligent, fun, and caring person.
Alexandria B.
Illinois
I believe that I am an intelligent, fun, and caring person. I attend Plainfield East High School and I am in the 12th grade. I like to play volleyball and bowling and I am on the bowling team at my high school. I love going out with friends and spending time with my family. My family is my rock and they have helped me strengthen myself as well as helped me cope with all of my problems. I am from Riverdale and moved to Romeoville in 2009. My biggest accomplishment so far is getting accepted into college. It is a huge step and an important decision to make. My goal would be to graduate high school with honors. I believe that all of my hard work and perseverance have paid off because I get to experience Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey.
Alexis C.
Alexis C.
I'm a Junior at Auburn High School, in Auburn, AL.
Alexis C.
Alabama
I'm a Junior at Auburn High School, in Auburn, AL. I am myself 100% of the time, because it's what I'm best at. I enjoy reading, writing, eating, listening to music, attempting to stay fit, and video editing. I love my family and friends, because they are amazing.I believe everything happens for a reason, and I am so thankful God gave me a wonderful opportunity like this. I understand the importance of education and the power that comes with it. With that power, I'm going to pretty much change the world.
Alexis S.
Alexis S.
I'm a 9th grade Magnet Student at Boone High School in Orlando, FL.
Alexis S.
Florida
I'm a 9th grade Magnet Student at Boone High School in Orlando, FL. I have an honor-roll GPA. My awards include: the 2010 Orlando Mayor's Youth Humanitarian Recipient Award and the 2008 President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. I plan to go to college and major in Forensic Science. My extra-curricular activities include taking piano lessons, a member of the Get-Real girls' mentoring program and a member of the Youth Department and Praise Team Dance Ministry at my church. My favorite hobby is traveling. I've been to 3 countries and 28 U.S. states.
Allisa B.
Allisa B.
Formerly known as Allisa Hardy, I was adopted by a family that automatically treated me likeIwas their own.
Allisa B.
 
Formerly known as Allisa Hardy, I was adopted by a family that automatically treated me likeIwas their own. I was a victim of child abuse living in a home with unstable adults. I was taken away from that abuse and placed in a home whereI received nothing but love. I'm an example of someone being able to overcome many hard circumstances and pushing forward. I'm blessed with the opportunity to be one of the winners in Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and I am truly grateful
Alysia J.
Alysia J.
I am 17 years old, born in Shreveport, Louisiana but now I reside in Rowlett, Texas.
Alysia J.
Louisiana
I am 17 years old, born in Shreveport, Louisiana but now I reside in Rowlett, Texas. I am a senior of Rowlett High School where I am a member of the Academic Decathlon team, Gospel Choir, National Honors Society, National Spanish Honors Society, and a host of other things. I love to read, sing, dance, and act. Next fall, I plan to attend college and major in biology to become an anesthesiologist. I have encountered many trials and tribulations in life, but through them I have learned to rise like a phoenix out of the ashes by making life's curveballs my stepping stones.
Amaka A.
Amaka A.
What matters in life is setting goals and working towards fulfilling them.
Amaka A.
New Jersey
What matters in life is setting goals and working towards fulfilling them. I am a senior at Plainfield high School, New Jersey and I have this dream of becoming a physician after attending college because I want to make a positive impact in the lives of people, especially the less fortunate. I look at the world today, and I wonder how individuals would be able to maintain a sound health without the help of the doctors and I believe that Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey will inspire and help me to achieve my dream of becoming a physician.
Andrew B.
Andrew B.
I'm a 14 years old Black male in the ninth grade, attending Center Academy charter school.
Andrew B.
Florida
I'm a 14 years old Black male in the ninth grade, attending Center Academy charter school. My mom was told that she had lupus and that she should never have children, but God gave her me because He knew my dad would not stay around to care for her. I cared of my mom all by myself, cooking and cleaning till age 10. Then we moved in with my Aunt and Uncle. My mom died two weeks after I started sixth grade September 4, 2007 from Lupus. My hope is to make my mom proud of me.
Angel G.
Angel G.
Born in Northeast Pennsylvania, my family moved to Delaware when I was six.
Angel G.
Delaware
Born in Northeast Pennsylvania, my family moved to Delaware when I was six. I am a 17-year old senior, honors student and participate on the varsity swim team. Outside of school, I am an active volunteer, study ballet and babysit. I enjoy writing poems and short stories, going to the movies and listening to many genres of music (from classical to rap). My closest friends are my family. My passion to help those in need has inspired me to seek a career in Neurology. My dream is to fight brain cancer.
Antonia G.
Antonia G.
I was born Antonia Brenae Green on December 5, 1995 at 1:45pm.
Antonia G.
Georgia
I was born Antonia Brenae Green on December 5, 1995 at 1:45pm. My parents are Antonio Green and April Davis. I have 5 sisters Chasmine Davis, Chaleycia Davis, Jaycelyn Green, Cierra Green, and Cha'Tehana Davis. I play basketball and softball. I enjoy singing, dancing and cooking. I am a regular member of Elm Grove Baptist in Meridian, GA. I am in the youth choir, youth praise and worship team, Kindred Kweens step team and Junior Anointers of praise dance team. I attend Risley Early College Academy (RECA). I enjoy working with children and have always wanted to become a Pediatrician.
Ashley J.
Ashley J.
Born May 30, 1993 in El Paso, Texas, and daughter ofClarence and Beverly Johnson.
Ashley J.
Virginia
Born May 30, 1993 in El Paso, Texas, and daughter ofClarence and Beverly Johnson.I currently attend Mountain View High School in Stafford, Virginia. I am involved in multiple extracurricular activities: a Reporter for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Mountain View Learn & Serve, and a varsity cheerleader.I also serve the community as a member of several organizations and am the Vice President for Dale-City/Prince William County Top Teens of America (TTA). I plan to attend Howard University to major in Broadcast Journalism/Public Relations.
Ashlynn S.
Ashlynn S.
I'm a 16 years old junior at Westlake High School in Atlanta, GA.
Ashlynn S.
Georgia
I'm a 16 years old junior at Westlake High School in Atlanta, GA. I plan on attending The University of Alabama or Georgia, playing collegiate golf, and majoring in biology and psychology. I dream of becoming a neonatologist as a career goal. I love to spend my free time on the golf course or in a good book.
Ashlyn P.
Ashlyn P.
A 15 year old member of the National Honor Society, track and soccer team, and co-captain of my cheerleading squad.
Ashlyn P.
Louisiana
A 15 year old member of the National Honor Society, track and soccer team, and co-captain of my cheerleading squad. I am a member of the Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council, where I serve as chairperson for "Lighten Up Louisiana", a team based fitness program, also on the youth advisory board of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. With both programs, I work with my school board and community to promote healthy living. For the past two years I have been a part of Operation Reach's GulfSouth Youth Action Fund, a youth philanthropy and leadership training program.
Avery D.
Avery D.
A juniorhonor student attending Thea Bowman Leadership Academy in Gary, IN.
Avery D.
Indiana
A juniorhonor student attending Thea Bowman Leadership Academy in Gary, IN. An honor student since 3rd grade, participate in Spanish Club and the Marching Band where I play Baritone. I volunteer monthly at the Embassies of Christ Outreach Center preparing food baskets for those in need. A participant in Purdue University's Gifted Educational Research Institute annual summer camp for gifted children; in charge of all photography needs for Embassies of Christ Kingdom Ministry. As a born leader, I was selected as the Post-Tribune 'Leader of the Future' in 5th grade; selected as a junior reporter to cover the Harlem Globetrotters in 8th grade. My dream is to be able to travel the world and capture God's wonders in print.
Brandon P.
Brandon P.
The son of Jennifer A. Jones-Paul and Edric Paul.
Brandon P.
Georgia
The son of Jennifer A. Jones-Paul and Edric Paul. I am a 16-year-old sophomore student at Creekside Senior High School, located in Fairburn, Georgia. I am an active member of Christ the Lord Church of Atlanta, where I am a member of the Youth Choir, Usher Board, and I plan to try out for the Step Team.

I have been active in the Boys Scout of America since the first grade under the direction of Scout Leaders Mr. Damus Wright and Mrs. Stephanie Carney of Troop 106 in Decatur, Georgia. My experience in Boy Scouts has taken me to quite a few places including Key West, Florida, New Mexico, Sapelo Island, Georgia, and several other campgrounds in Georgia.
Brenaea F.
Brenaea F.
I am 17 years old and live in New Jersey.
Brenaea F.
New Jersey
I am 17 years old and live in New Jersey. I have two younger sisters that mean the world to me and there is nothing I value more than my education.

I am a God-fearing young lady, and look to one day change the world. I aspire to be an International translator and teacher, eventually improving America's Education System. I speak both French and Spanish, and am currently studying Italian. I like to sing, dance, spend time with my friends, andI love to laugh. That's me a in a nutshell!
Briana G.
Briana G.
I attend Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, GA.
Briana G.
Georgia
I attend Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, GA. I was born in Indianapolis, IN, however, right before my freshman year I moved to Fayetteville, GA. At first, I was homesick, but now I can't imagine moving back.During my college career, I plan to major in Architecture. My current favorite class as a sophomore is chemistry, but math has always been the easiest. I enjoy playing the piano and cello as extracurricular activities although, I love spending time with friends and family. During the football season, I always attend Sandy Creek home games.
Brianna B.
Brianna B.
I am from Temple Hills, Maryland, and I am a 16 year old junior enrolled in the International Baccalaureate diploma program at Suitland High School.
Brianna B.
Maryland
I am from Temple Hills, Maryland, and I am a 16 year old junior enrolled in the International Baccalaureate diploma program at Suitland High School. I am a member of the newspaper staff and have recently signed up to participate as a member of the debate team. After graduation I plan to attend college and major in nursing. I would like to become a pediatric nurse. On the weekend I volunteer at a local senior citizen assisted living facility. My interests include reading, singing, traveling and meeting new people.
Briaun R.
Briaun R.
As a young man being raised by a single mom, I have endured many hardships.
Briaun R.
 
As a young man being raised by a single mom, I have endured many hardships. Life has not been easy. However, my mom taught me to appreciate life itself. My mom has instilled persistence in me from birth. I use her and Jesus to inspire me to dream. Next year, I will start a new chapter in my life as I attend Howard University where I have been accepted. I live because I dream. I am overjoyed with the acceptance into Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey. I will build upon this opportunity to make sure all of my dreams come true.
Brittany D.
Brittany D.
I am a high school senior from Northern California
Brittany D.
California
I am a high school senior from Northern California. My athletic experience has shown me the importance of being healthy and dedicated and has led me to my pursuit of a career as a Sports Nutritionist. I enjoy being involved in sports, participating in school clubs and spending time with my family.

My evangelistic journeys to Africa and Mexico opened my eyes and my heart to those in need. As a result, I dream of combining my profession and my desire to help others, into a foundation to meet the nutritional and physical needs of the disadvantaged.
Chad D.
Chad D.
Born and raised in New Orleans, LA on October 9, 1993.
Chad D.
Louisiana
Born and raised in New Orleans, LA on October 9, 1993. I am currently a senior at John McDonogh Sr. High School, eagerly awaiting graduation. I live with my grandma, mom and 3 of my siblings. My family is very important to me and they support me 100%. I have a job that I work in the evenings after school, on weekends and during the summer months. I also tap dance on Bourbon Street to be able to purchase what I need for school and outside of school.

After high school I plan to move to Jackson, Mississippi. I would like to attend Jackson State. I know this will be a positive move for me and right now I am taking advantage of all the opportunities put before me and creating some that were not there originally.
Chante R.
Chante R.
I am 17 years old. I am born and raised in Orlando, FL.
Chante R.
Florida
I am 17 years old. I am born and raised in Orlando, FL. I attend Boone High School as a junior. I am a cheerleader who loves to smile and dance. I cheered for Oak RidgeHigh School for 2 years, and plan on doing it my senior year at Boone.I love being around my family & friends.
Chardeni S.
Chardeni S.
I reside in Brandon Florida. I am 16 years old and in the 11th grade.
Chardeni S.
Florida
I reside in Brandon Florida. I am 16 years old and in the 11th grade. I was born in Yonkers, New York residing in Florida since 2001. I am currently in the Criminal Justice program at my high school. When I graduate I desire to attend The University of Tampa, or Florida State University, majoring in the field of Law. My desire is to become an Attorney. My beginning has not always been humbling, but thanks to the love I'm surrounded by and programs that reach out to youth like me, it has really made and continues to make a large difference in my life. Thank you.
Chassity W.
Chassity W.
I'm 18 years old. I'm currently a senior at L.W. Higgins High School in Marrero, LA.
Chassity W.
Louisiana
I'm 18 years old. I'm currently a senior at L.W. Higgins High School in Marrero, LA. I love to read, act, and write. Since I was a kid I have always dreamed big but never imagined that I would be a winner of the essay contest to meet Steve Harvey and so many other people. It is a privilege and an honor to do this. I have been through many obstacles in life but I'm happy that I had a motivator there to tell me to never give up and to keep trying and I did. I will soon be graduating in May and hope to go off to college to become a detective.
Chelsea S.
Chelsea S.
My name is Chelsea Scott and I live in Ft. Washington, MD.
Chelsea S.
Maryland
My name is Chelsea Scott and I live in Ft. Washington, MD. I am a 9th grader at Bishop McNamara High School, where I am on the varsity track team and junior varsity volleyball team. I am very involved in my school and community and enjoy meeting new people. Recently, I was awarded a youth service community grant for a fitness project that I created, which promotes healthy diet and exercise for teenagers. I love to dance and enjoy choreographing dances. I play the piano and trombone. I plan to attend Spelman College and major in Sports Medicine.
Cheylan A.
Cheylan A.
I am currently a twelfth grade homeschooled student residing in central Florida with my family.
Cheylan A.
Florida
I am currently a twelfth grade homeschooled student residing in central Florida with my family. I was born in Louisville, Kentucky and adopted along with my younger sister, Nashera by my great aunt and uncle, Ministers William and Monica Abernathy.

I enjoy singing, cooking, painting and volunteering as a camera operator in my church's media ministry. I love studying plant life and animal life and desire to use my joy of learning to graduate from college and go on to medical school.

My dream is to travel the world as either a Pharmacist or a Physician's Assistant.
Christeanna L.
Christeanna L.
I'm a student of Oakleaf High School in Orange Park Florida.
Christeanna L.
Florida
I'm a student of Oakleaf High School in Orange Park Florida. I'm dependable, smart and a well rounded individual. My interests are singing, dancing, swimming and drama. I participate in many extracurricular activities at school such as Glee club, drama and chorus. After high school I plan on attending an HBCU in order to pursue a career in mass media or veterinarian science. After college I'd like to travel the world and become a philanthropist. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to participate in Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey.
Christopher A.
Christopher A.
I was born in Japan. My father's in the Navy.
Christopher A.
Virginia
I was born in Japan. My father's in the Navy. We lived there until I was three years old then moved to Virginia. I am currently a freshman at Landstown High in Virginia Beach, VA. I applied to and was accepted into their Technology Academy. I have been on the news for academic excellence and in the newspaper for winning a $750 prize in the Scholastic Inc. 39 Clues book contest. I was also selected to attend the National Young Leaders State Conference in Maryland this year. I want to attend college and be an inventor when I grow up.
Christopher Y.
Christopher Y.
I am a high school junior attending White Station High from Memphis, TN aspiring to study political science and/or architecture at Notre Dame University.
Christopher Y.
Tennessee
I am a high school junior attending White Station High from Memphis, TN aspiring to study political science and/or architecture at Notre Dame University. Through Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey, I hope to be motivated to follow through with my goals and learn from the experiences of others. My ultimate goal is to work as an Imagineer for the Disney Company and I hope this program will afford me the opportunity to make that dream a reality. With the love and support of my parents, I've learned to follow my own dreams and live my life for myself and no one else.
Clairmont H.
Clairmont H.
I am attending Bowie High School in the 10th grade in Maryland.
Clairmont H.
Maryland
I am attending Bowie High School in the 10th grade in Maryland. I have been performing community service since elementary school. I am in the Bowie High School Teen Mentoring Program inspired by mentor Greg Rize. With his help, I have grown, I have learned to see with my heart, not my eyes; and I have learned to judge by Character. After high school I plan to become a Commodities Broker. I hope Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey will help me to gain leadership skills and the ability to easily adapt to new people or surroundings no matter whom or where they are.
Dalvin M.
Dalvin M.
I am a 17 years old African American male who was raised by a single parent along with my younger brother and sister.
Dalvin M.
 
I am a 17 years old African American male who was raised by a single parent along with my younger brother and sister. I am a skillful, intelligent individual that utilizes the good manners and strong-will my mother has always instilled in us. I have always strived to be a leader and an individual that takes pride and responsibility for my actions. I definitely plan on attending college, possibly as a computer science major. I am looking into several HBCU's and Florida colleges that offer computer majors and can also satisfy my athletic needs. Overall, I just want to be successful.
Dashana C.
Dashana C-R.
I am 16 years old. I currently reside in New Jersey. I am honored to be a part of Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey.
Dashana C-R.
New Jersey
I am 16 years old. I currently reside in New Jersey. I am honored to be a part of Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey. I worked really hard my entire life. I currently run Track for Irvington High School. I enjoy going out with friends, reading, dancing, and of course running. I live my life by a quote: "Early is late if you make tomorrow yesterday." I am a very friendly and gentle person. I have a free-spirit and I just love having fun. Life has been hard but just make the best of it.
David M.
David M.
I am 18 years old and I attend Liberty HS in Bealeton, Virginia.
David M.
Virginia
I am 18 years old and I attend Liberty HS in Bealeton, Virginia. I am aspiring to become a chef, or a "behind-the-scenes" forensics investigator. I like photography,music, fishing and cooking. My most enjoyable hobby is being with my family. If there should be a role model in any child's life, it should be their parents. My Father is my greatest inspiration. He always encourages me to push forward and to never give up. I hope to be remembered as a great person who cares about others, and someone who is excellent at what they do.
DeHattcia B.
DeHattcia B.
I am a sparkling, energetic, athletic student at Trezevant High School.
DeHattcia B.
Tennessee
I am a sparkling, energetic, athletic student at Trezevant High School. I was raised by my grandmother, Hattie James, in Memphis, TN. Currently, I am the reigning homecoming football queen and enjoy writing poetry in my spare time. I am a friendly young lady who believes that all things are possible as long as one works towards their dreams. I am a competitive cheerleader, and I hold two of the school's Track records in the 800 and 1600 meter run. I aspire to become a teacher who will make a difference and change the future.
Demetrius J.
Demetrius J.
I am 14 years old, born in Lansing, Michigan October 30, 1996; moved to Detroit, Michigan when I was 3 years old and that is where I currently live.
Demetrius J.
Michigan
I am 14 years old, born in Lansing, Michigan October 30, 1996; moved to Detroit, Michigan when I was 3 years old and that is where I currently live. When I was in the 5th grade I learned how to play chess but didn't start playing competitively until I was in the 6th grade. Chess was a confidence booster for me. When I was in the 6th and 8th grade I came in 20th place out of 300 students at national tournaments. Now that I am in high school I continue to play chess and have also pursued football. After I graduate from The University of Michigan I would like to pursue a career as crime scene investigator.
De'Mia M.
De'Mia M.
I'm a 9th grade Honor student at Howard W. Blake Performing Arts High School in Tampa, Florida where I play the clarinet.
De'Mia M.
Florida
I'm a 9th grade Honor student at Howard W. Blake Performing Arts High School in Tampa, Florida where I play the clarinet. I'm the Sunday School Assistant Secretary at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Inc. of Tampa, Florida and a member of the Mt. Pilgrim District Association and the Progressive M & E Baptist State Youth Convention. After high school I plan to attend the University of Florida to major in Accounting. I aspire to become an accountant and work in my community helping small business owners and residents with their accounting needs.
Denise D.
Denise D.
I am a senior in high school. Currently the Vice-President of the Nansemond-Suffolk NAACP Youth Council.
Denise D.
Virginia
I am a senior in high school. Currently the Vice-President of the Nansemond-Suffolk NAACP Youth Council. Aside from volunteering in my community, I work part-time and am dual-enrolled at a local community college while maintaining honors grades. I will be attending Hampton University in the fall of 2011 majoring in both Elementary Education and Entrepreneurship. Along with my dream of becoming an Elementary school teacher, I have aspirations of establishing a community life rehabilitation center in my hometown of Washington, D.C. I am also President of L.A.D.I.E.S of Diversity.
Denzel W.
Denzel W.
I am a 17 yr old senior in High School.
Denzel W.
Washington, DC
I am a 17 yr old senior in High School. I was born in Salt Lake City Utah, but have lived in Washington, DC since I was four years old. My hobbies include everything anime from books, to movies, conventions, and Japanese culture. I have Marfan Syndrome but I never lose hope that someday I will be completely healthy. I plan to attend college and study video game design and animation, and possibly psychology. After college I'd like to do an internship with Disney or Cartoon Network and some day own my own cartoon company.
Destinee S.
Destinee S.
I am in the 9th grade and I was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC.
Destinee S.
North Carolina
I am in the 9th grade and I was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC. I have three older siblings which makes me the baby of the family. I lived with my mother and father up until the 6th grade, then my father left the house. Since then I have been living with my mother. I go to Westover High School and I plan on becoming a world renowned actress and entrepreneur. I push myself to move through any circumstances I have and work hard until I finally reach my goal.
Deundray C.
Deundray C.
I am from Birmingham, AL.
Deundray C.
Alabama
I am from Birmingham, AL. I am the second of three children and grew up in a single parent home; but never allowed statistics to determine my accomplishments or my dreams. I will be graduating from Woodlawn Magnet High School class of 2011 in May, and have already been accepted to Auburn University of Montgomery, where I plan to study Accounting.
Diamond S.
Diamond S.
I am from kool-aid stained countertops, lively Baptist churches, and the infamous strife of a single parent.
Diamond S.
 
I am from kool-aid stained countertops, lively Baptist churches, and the infamous strife of a single parent. I am from an imprisoned father, a substance abused mother and liquor stores and churches on every corner of my neighborhood. This is where I am from, but I know that I can go so much further. Look up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's my extremely high potential: I refuse to let it go to waste. I know I can become an example of a phenomenal woman: I wrote the lyrics to the caged bird's song.
Emily B.
Emily B.
I live in Utah; and lived in the Dallas, Texas area all my life before moving to Utah.
Emily B.
Utah
I live in Utah; and lived in the Dallas, Texas area all my life before moving to Utah. I love things unusual - like the "Weird Texas" book, listening to alternative rock bands and displaying spider web art from a farm in Vermont. I love protecting our planet, a passion sparked by a trip to a Peruvian eco-camp. My dream is to be a marine biologist studying the Great White Shark. I want to educate others to our wonderful world and all living things that we are just beginning to understand.
Haroon L.
Haroon L.
I am a 15 year old sophomore at A.C.E. Technical High School in Chicago.
Haroon L.
Illinois
I am a 15 year old sophomore at A.C.E. Technical High School in Chicago. In 2008, at the age of 13, after suffering several seizures I was diagnosed with epilepsy. This turn of events has been very life altering, but I will not let it distract me from my goals. Once I complete high school, I plan to attend college and pursue a degree in engineering. My ultimate dream is to design and build roller coasters and theme park attractions.
Isaiah W.
Isaiah W.
I am 15 years old. I live with my family in Somerset, New Jersey.
Isaiah W.
New Jersey
I am 15 years old. I live with my family in Somerset, New Jersey. I am a sophomore at Franklin High School, where I am an honor roll student. I enjoy video games, listening to Disco and Jazz music, creating virtual roller coasters, playing drums, and studying the martial art of Taekwondo. Currently, I am a first-level black belt, and have worked very hard to reach that goal. My ultimate dream is to become a mechanical engineer, andhope to be a roller coaster designer. As I always say, "Strive for Excellence."
Jacob R.
Jacob R.
I'm a freshman in high school. My Dad is in the military so we have moved a lot.
Jacob R.
 
I'm a freshman in high school. My Dad is in the military so we have moved a lot. I attended four elementary and three middle schools. My life is challenging, but it makes me very adaptable and work harder than everyone else to fit in and earn my position in sports. As an eighth grader, I was the starting Quarterback for the freshman football team and this year as a freshman, the starting JV Quarterback. My dream is to play football in college and then play and coach for my favorite team, the Green Bay Packers!
Jahika J.
Jahika J.
I attend Cab Calloway School of the Arts where I am a junior on the honor roll.
Jahika J.
Delaware
I attend Cab Calloway School of the Arts where I am a junior on the honor roll. I plan to attend college after graduating high school and study forensic science. I have been studying dance for 11 years. My hobbies include reading, writing and hanging with friends. In April 2010, I was able to travel to Italy and Greece. I am the 2006 Miss Delaware Juneteenth pageant winner. I am very excited to be selected for Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and very excited about the opportunity that awaits me.
Jared A.
Jared A.
I am a senior honors student at Huntingtown High School in Huntingtown, MD.
Jared A.
Maryland
I am a senior honors student at Huntingtown High School in Huntingtown, MD. Recently completed my senior year of football as a starting defensive back; it is my goal to earn an athletic scholarship to college, and fulfill my dreams of playing in the National Football League. I intend to study Accounting and Business Management, earning Bachelor's and Master's degrees. My life's goal is to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). I am inspired daily to achieve my best by the memory of my cousin Aaryn, who is never far from my heart and mind.
Jasmine K.
Jasmine K.
A senior at West Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina; my story is one of a rise, fall and rise back to academic success.
Jasmine K.
North Carolina
A senior at West Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina; my story is one of a rise, fall and rise back to academic success. My school activities include, Student Council Treasurer, Prom Princess, Cheerleading Team, TRU (Tobacco Reality Unfiltered) Club, Chorus, HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) and Key Club. I participate in activities outside of school including community service. My goal is to attend college and one day, open my own investigation company. Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey will help expand my skills and experiences needed to achieve my goals.
John T.
John T.
A senior at Thurgood Marshall Academy PCHS and a member of Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.
John T.
Washington, DC
A senior at Thurgood Marshall Academy PCHS and a member of Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. I would like to study speech pathology and minor in philosophy at Morehouse College. I have a strong a passion for poetry, music and visual arts, and am very active in my community. I have performed in various shows around the city and am currently a host at Busboys and Poets Youth Open Mic. I have won talent hunts and speech competitions and havehad the honor of opening for Hip-Hop pioneer "DMC".
Jone' S.
Jone' S.
Born Sunday, September 10, 1995 to Johnny and Ursula Sagoes.
Jone' S.
Georgia
Born Sunday, September 10, 1995 to Johnny and Ursula Sagoes. I attend Shiloh Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Rev. E. W. Lee, where I am an active member in the youth ministry. I am a 9th grader at Ola High; I take honor classes, steps with the Ola Steppin' Stangs, and play the violin. I plan to graduate with honors from Ola High and attend Georgetown University in Washington D.C. to study medicine, business and education to fulfill my dreams of becoming a Pediatrician and Educator.
Raina H.
Raina H.
I was born in New Orleans, LA on April 19, 1994.
Raina H.
Louisiana
I was born in New Orleans, LA on April 19, 1994. I am the daughter of Janice McGhee Houston and the late Russell Houston I and the younger sister of Russell Houston II. I attend New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and am a member of the Theatre Dept. at McDonogh #35 High School. I plan to continue my acting career at Juilliard School of Arts and I attend Household of Faith Worship Church International. I am thankful to be a part of Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and know this will be an empowering and unforgettable experience.
Robyn G.
Robyn G.
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I am 17 years old, born on June 14th.
Robyn G.
Illinois
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I am 17 years old, born on June 14th. My mother's name is Loretta Gregg and I'm the youngest of four children, three girls and one boy. I am a senior at Lindblom Math and Science Academy one of Chicago's nine selective enrollment schools. After graduation I hope to attend the Illinois Art Institute at Chicago, where I will major in photography. My biggest interest other than photography is volunteering. I am a member of buildOn, a non-profit organization. Since joining sophomore year I have earned over 270 service hours. Before joining I hadn't understood the fulfillment that comes with volunteering and now it brings me pleasure to know I am donating my time to others.
Rufus H.
Rufus H.
I am 17 years old, and I attend Culver City High School.
Rufus H.
California
I am 17 years old, and I attend Culver City High School. I am very athletic, as I stand at 6' 5 inches tall and love sports like basketball, baseball, and volleyball. I love to read and play video games with my friends during my spare time. When it comes to school, I am a hard and dedicated worker and will finish whatever I start. I love math and science and hope to major in neuroscience or chemical engineering when I attend college.
Shanice A.
Shanice A.
A high school junior at Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center in Mesa, Arizona.
Shanice A.
Arizona
A high school junior at Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center in Mesa, Arizona. I am the only girl of four boys; three of which attend Mesa Community College along with me. In November of 2010, I founded my high school's fashion club. A month later, I created "FaShanice:couture empire," a non-profit organization focused on teen involvement and fashion. By the time I graduate early from high school in 2011, I will have completed 33 college credits. After high school, I plan on becoming an Engineering Manager and attending Arizona State University on a scholarship grant for exceeding the state exams.
Simone W.
Simone W.
Born inAtlanta, Georgiaand currently living with my mother inEast Point, Georgia.
Simone W.
Georgia
Born inAtlanta, Georgiaand currently living with my mother inEast Point, Georgia. I am a 17 year old senior who attends Tri-CitiesVisual and Performing Arts High School. I participate in my school's Marching andSymphonic Band, and am anactive memberof theNational Honor Society,National Society of Black Engineers,Mu Alpha Theta,DECA, 21st Century Leaders, Junior Achievement andFuture Business Leaders of America. In myspare time Ilike to read, volunteer, watch movies, and hang out with friends. I am a very ambitious student who believes that my choices and actions will determine my destination and success in life.
Tachele A.
Tachele A.
I'm Tachele, a junior in high school. I live with my mother, two younger sisters, and a younger brother. I spend the majority of my leisure time drawing, mostly just random doodles, original characters, or comics.
Tachele A.
 
I'm Tachele, a junior in high school. I live with my mother, two younger sisters, and a younger brother. I spend the majority of my leisure time drawing, mostly just random doodles, original characters, or comics. Besides drawing, I also write short stories and poetry, which I perform as Spoken Word in a poetry club at my school. Other after school activities I participate in include: the Latin Ballroom Dance Club, the Japanese Club, and the Illustration Club. I've been teaching myself Japanese, and I now take it in school. I hope to learn as much as possible.
Taeler J.
Taeler J.
I'm an honor roll student who absolutely loves sports!
Taeler J.
 
I'm an honor roll student who absolutely loves sports! My favorites to play are softball and wrestling. I enjoy volunteering for my brother's Top City basketball and Crush football teams. I play hard, study harder, and laugh ALOT! My mother calls me giggles! I dream big and believe in myself. I've had many achievements and have many more to come. I am the eldest great-grandchild of my generation of more than 35 great-grandchildren (whew)! I will continue to be a positive influence for those younger than me. I love my family and friends; wouldn't trade them for anything.
Taiya D.
Taiya D.
I was born on March 25, 1994 in Lawrenceville, GA.
Taiya D.
Georgia
I was born on March 25, 1994 in Lawrenceville, GA. I am a junior at Dekalb School of the Arts (DSA). My hobbies are singing, dancing, art, writing, television, and hiking. I love meeting and mingling with interesting people. I am a member of a Price Performing Arts Dance Company, Pro Arte' a touring female chorus, C-5, a leadership program, Club Impact, and The Beta Club. My dreams after high school are to attend college at The Julliard School in New York on full scholarship to study dance or vocal. I will also attend Harvard University to become an Entertainment Attorney.
Ta'Shawn B.
Ta'Shawn B.
I am a 17 year old senior at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School.
Ta'Shawn B.
Maryland
I am a 17 year old senior at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School. I am a very optimistic person who loves to read, draw, write poetry, and paint. I enjoy everyday challenges in life because they help make me stronger. I wouldn't be here today without overcoming my challenges and so I thank God for that. Adversity and struggle cause me to appreciate the great fortunes I receive in life. My day is filled with hard work, wonderful friends, Youth Ministry Team Meetings, Senior Committee Meetings and so much more. My number one goal in life is to be able to attend a four year college and gain the knowledge I need to succeed. I see myself as a great criminal lawyer focusing on the challenges of the courtroom and the criminal justice system.
TeAna B.
TeAna B.
I'm 16 years old from Salisbury, MD.
TeAna B.
Maryland
I'm 16 years old from Salisbury, MD. I am currently a junior at Wicomico High School where I have been class vice president for the last two years. I describe myself as being very compassionate, fun-loving, but also an intellect. My passions in life include playing basketball and writing, both of which I've done since I was a young child. My writing has allowed me to participate in local oratorical competitions and this year, I am a starting guard for my varsity basketball team. I dream of one day becoming a child psychologist.
Tevontae A.
Tevontae A.
I'm a senior at Heritage High School in Saginaw,MI.
Tevontae A.
Michigan
I'm a senior at Heritage High School in Saginaw,MI.I enjoy math andbusiness. I'm a fan ofall sports butplay football, basketball and baseballfor school. Football is definitely my favorite sport; I hope to play in college. I really like meeting new people andtext message almost constantly.I'm a big family person; there is nothing betterthanspending timewith family members. My familyand friends are my life. All of my time is taken up by my family and my girlfriend Nicole. I love my family, girlfriend and my friends.
Tiana G.
Tiana G.
I was born on the day of August 17, 1995, at Lincoln General Hospital located in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Tiana G.
 
I was born on the day of August 17, 1995, at Lincoln General Hospital located in Lincoln, Nebraska. I'm the first child born to my parents Tommie and Michelld Gainey. My brother Tyriq was born eight years later. The early stages of my life was fairly easy up until the divorce of my mother and father. That had a great impact on my life. Many think it changed my life for the worst, but for me it was the exact opposite. In the midst of the pain and struggle it changed me into a respectful, young woman by meeting my grandmother, where I could finally become a child again.
Tiara M.
Tiara M.
I am a strong intelligent 15 year old with a bright and promising future, always recognized as a leader.
Tiara M.
 
I am a strong intelligent 15 year old with a bright and promising future, always recognized as a leader. My ultimate dream at age 5 was to be a singer. At age 11, I landed the lead role of Maria in the "Sound of Music", realizing acting and dancing were in my future. Spent 2 years on a dance team and had many solo performances. A Varsity cheerleader, school Ambassador, held President of Students Taking A New Direction, and Teen After-School Program. Enjoy community events; annual "Walk for The Homeless", ALS walk, and "Clean Earth" days/Youth Experiencing Success. I will be attending college majoring in Psychology.
Tierney B.
Tierney B.
I'm a senior at Renaissance High in Detroit, Michigan.
Tierney B.
Michigan
I'm a senior at Renaissance High in Detroit, Michigan. Overcoming many trials & tribulations of life, I have managed to achieve academic excellence. Maintaining a 3.6 GPA, taking several advanced placement courses; and being inducted into the National Society of High School Scholars, National Honor Society and National French Honor Society. Outside of my academic successes, I am very involved in my community. Volunteering countless hours, I never miss the chance to lend a helping hand. My lifelong dream is to become a Veterinarian. With early acceptances to MSU, Wilson College and Xavier University I am well on my way.
Tiffani S.
Tiffani S.
I am a strong, independent, wonderfully complex person. I believe that in this one life you get you have to live it to the absolute fullest.
Tiffani S.
 
I am a strong, independent, wonderfully complex person. I believe that in this one life you get you have to live it to the absolute fullest. Being only 16 some may say that my mind is too advanced for me, I beg to differ. I say I'm too advanced for my mind, so it works double time to keep up with me. My dream to be not just an actress but an amazing business woman and an inspirational woman for generations to come, will one day become my reality. God has truly blessed me and will continue to do so, for that I am truly grateful and indebted to him. I love life; my friends would describe me as goofy, fun to be around, a firecracker, headstrong, and very determined. I am a rare rose that God made with a purpose.
Tonea B.
Tonea B.
I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and I am a 17 year old seniorat Central High School of Philadelphia.
Tonea B.
Pennsylvania
I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and I am a 17 year old seniorat Central High School of Philadelphia. I describe myself as a determined, outgoing, and energetic person. My birthday is May 21. My favorite color is yellow.My hobbies are cooking, shopping, and reading. I love to makepeople smile and to keep their spirits up. In the future, I would like to become a chef and to owna chain of restaurants around the world. I am so excited to be a part of Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and I know it'll be a life changing experience.
Tonio M.
Tonio M.
I reside in Silver Creek, MS. A senior at Lawrence County High School in Monticello, MS, I have been through many trials and tribulations at an early age in life.
Tonio M.
Mississippi
I reside in Silver Creek, MS. A senior at Lawrence County High School in Monticello, MS, I have been through many trials and tribulations at an early age in life. My past experiences led me into a home of a caring and loving woman that has helped me deal with the unfavorable circumstances that have happened in a more positive manner. I enjoy attending worship services at local Baptist churches and I have become a big believer in helping people, which is leading me toward the field of nursing upon entering college.
Virginia W.
Virginia W.
Born to Percy "Big Love" Wright and Barbara Oliver. I was born in Newark, New Jersey and later relocated to Columbia, South Carolina.
Virginia W.
South Carolina
Born to Percy "Big Love" Wright and Barbara Oliver. I was born in Newark, New Jersey and later relocated to Columbia, South Carolina. I'm human, I go through hard times just like anybody else, but what separates me from the next person is my faith in God and my dreams. Without God I'm nobody, I wouldn't be who I am, where I am without Him. I don't have to wish upon stars for my dreams to come true or play lottery tickets I know my Heavenly Father has a plan for me. My dreams are to change the world. I want to find a cure for AIDS. I want to show people that you can come from the bottom and go to the top; you can survive no matter what your circumstances are. With God anything (and everything) is POSSIBLE.
Wayne L.
Wayne L.
Born September 20, 1990 to Gwendolyn D. Bush and Wayne Lyons in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Wayne L.
Florida
Born September 20, 1990 to Gwendolyn D. Bush and Wayne Lyons in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I attend Dillard High School where I serve as Class President and ranked #1 in the class of 2011, with a GPA of 5.1034. I am a dual-enrolled student at Broward College where I've completed 37 college credits to date. I am also the Founder/President of RAM Buddy Mentoring Program and Lyons Virtual Book Club. I am a US Army All-American, ranked the #4 Safety in the country and a USA National Team member; the epitome of a Scholar-Athlete!
Xy'quarrius W.
Xy'quarrius W.
I am 16 years old. I attend Acadiana High School, where I am into all kinds of different activities.
Xy'quarrius W.
Louisiana
I am 16 years old. I attend Acadiana High School, where I am into all kinds of different activities. For example, I'm into different organizations that help the school like Renaissance, SELF, and next year I want to join Jr. Beta. I play basketball, softball, run track and am a part of almost all of the bands possible in high school. I love to sing, dance and act. I strive to be the best that I canbenot only for myself, but formy family and friends as well. My motto is "Dream big and be rewarded big."
Za'quari J.
Za'quari J.
I'm 15 years old in the 9th grade. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and I am the eldest of 5 children.
Za'quari J.
Florida
I'm 15 years old in the 9th grade. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and I am the eldest of 5 children. I attend Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, and I love playing basketball and football. After I graduate from high school, I would like to attend college (Ohio, Duke, or North Carolina), and major in Criminal Justice. I would like to be a detective or crime scene investigator someday, and a professional basketball player (NBA). At an early age, I've faced many obstacles in life, but I'm determined to be a strong and hardworking individual. I will not give up!
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