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The Dreamers Class of 2012

Disney Dreamers Academy was host to an amazing group of kids in 2012. With anticipation, they were selected to participate in a program that for many becomes a life-changing event. Some of our 2012 Dreamers are already attending colleges and others are making audacious, inspired plans. Enjoy reading these driven individuals' personal achievements and dreams.
Alban G.

Alban G.

Currently, I am taking flight training and hope to have completed my solo flight by mid-2012. Based on my experiences, I believe life is what you make it.
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Maryland
I am a high school junior from Columbia, Maryland. I participate in Alpha Phi Alpha's Alpha Achievers Club, the Civil Air Patrol, Tuskegee Airmen Inc., and the Aviation Ministry at my church. Many of my mentors work in the field of aviation and have inspired me to pursue my dream of becoming an airline pilot. I hope to attend either Embry Riddle Aeronautical University or Kansas State University School of Aeronautics. Currently, I am taking flight training and hope to have completed my solo flight by mid-2012. Based on my experiences, I believe life is what you make it.
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Alexis J.

Alexis J.

I have overcome many obstacles like being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and being told that I am totally deaf in my left ear, but I'm not stopping.
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Oklahoma
I am currently a 14 year old freshman at Destiny Christian School. I am active in cheerleading, volleyball, softball, and my community. I plan to attend Oklahoma University and major in nursing and business. I dream of becoming a registered nurse and a famous chef. I have overcome many obstacles like being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and being told that I am totally deaf in my left ear, but I'm not stopping. I plan to graduate from college, attend culinary school, and open my own restaurant. "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."-Eleanor Roosevelt
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Alexis W.

Alexis W.

I believe that everything happens for a reason and you should embrace every moment as its own.
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Georgia
I'm from the small town of Rex, GA. Not too many people know where it is, but it's my home. I'm 16 years old and a sophomore at Mount Zion High School. At my school, I am the Sophomore Class President; I participate in the cross-country team, swim team, and track/field. I aspire to become a news broadcaster in the future. I love speaking in front of large crowds as well as having a positive impact on someone's life through giving my message. I believe that everything happens for a reason and you should embrace every moment as its own.
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Aliyah H.

Aliyah H.

When I graduate in 2013, I will go to college to get my Pharm. D and become a research scientist so I can work on the cure for diabetes.
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Delaware
My name is Aliyah and I'm a junior at Delcastle Technical High School in Wilmington, Delaware. I was born in Norfolk, VA but currently reside in New Castle, DE. My career area is Chemical Laboratory. I am currently a member of Student Council, National Honor Society, and Girl Scouts and am the Boys Varsity Basketball team manager. I volunteer at the Delaware Humane Society and take part in many other volunteer opportunities. When I graduate in 2013, I will go to college to get my Pharm. D and become a research scientist so I can work on the cure for diabetes. I chose diabetes because I am affectedby it firsthand, almost everyone on my mom and my dad's side has it.
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Amanda S.

Amanda S.

One day I would like to become and Humanitarian and Philanthropist.
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New Jersey
My name is Amanda, and I am 17 years old. I was born in Monrovia, Liberia which is located in West Africa. I currently reside in Orange, NJ. I am a junior at Marylawn of the Oranges, where I am a member of the National Honors Society and Student Council. Additional accomplishments include, receiving the Mayor's Community Service Award, and being nominated for People to People's Junior World Leadership Forum. My goal is to attend Brown University and major in international business. One day I would like to become and Humanitarian and Philanthropist.
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Andre W.

Andre W.

I plan topursue a career in Design such as Graphic Design, Game Design, or Videography.
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Georgia
I am 15 years old and reside in Atlanta, Georgia. I am asophomoreat B.E.S.T Academy High School and am currently on the basketball team. Basketball is my favorite sport, but I also enjoy baseball, golf , and tennis. I am also involved in Future Business Leaders Of Atlanta and Youth Entrepreneurs Of Atlanta. I plan topursue a career in Design such as Graphic Design, Game Design, or Videography. I will continue doing my best in school and sports. Even If times get hard, I will stay strong and live on.
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Armecia R.

Armecia R.

I love to cook, run, spend time with my family, and serve my community in various capacities.
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Virginia
I am a 15 year old sophomore at Norview High School. There, I'm enrolled in The Leadership Center for the Sciences and Engineering. I'm also on the track and cross country teams and am a member of the Future Business Leaders of America as well as several other organizations. I love to cook, run, spend time with my family, and serve my community in various capacities. I'm a member of the Youth Usher Board and Angelic Praisers Dance Team at my church. Upon graduation, I plan to attend college to pursue a career as a Lawyer.
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Brandon F.

Brandon F.

My mother has instilled in me the values of hard work and determination.
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Texas
I am 16 years old andlive in Wylie, Texas; although I was born in New York. My mother has instilled in me the values of hard work and determination. As a result,I'm currently a member of the National Honors Society, Student Council and my high school debate team. I also play basketball for my high school and I recently returned from a European trip, where I was part of the American team.
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Breianna S.

Breianna S.

I've experienced more things than most teens like losing a mother at age 13.
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California
I am a 16 year old twin from Newark, California. I am a junior at James Logan High School where I am active in the BSU (Black Student Union). I also am in the Mission Valley ROP, a career technological program outside of school where I am currently studying to become a medical assistant. Things that I like are reading and cheerleading/stepping. I hope to be able to go to a university. I've experienced more things than most teens like losing a mother at age 13,where having my brother and I move in with my aunt and her family, where I am still living, but with that I've grown to become a great person and have all of my dreams, that let me live through life accordingly.
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Bryan W. II

Bryan W. II

I spent my childhood using my imagination and creativity to entertain myself.
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Georgia
I am a 17 year old High School Senior from Lawrenceville, Georgia. As a child, I did not have a lot of peers growing up in Auburn, Alabama and a majority of my family members were older than I was. I spent my childhood using my imagination and creativity to entertain myself. Throughout school, I have participated sports, musical and theatrical clubs and youth entrepreneurs mentoring programs. Even though I am involved in sports, I am still active in my church drama ministry displaying the same creativity and love for acting and music that I had as a child.
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Caitlyn B. C.

Caitlyn B.-C.

I am a high school junior from a small town in Northeast Texas. Although my town is small my dreams are big.
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Texas
I am a high school junior from a small town in Northeast Texas. Although my town is small my dreams are big. My parents have provided me with life experiences that have let me explore the world around me. These experiences fuel my dreams and imagination. I have a love for traveling and exploration of different cultures of the world. I plan to attend college to become a registered nurse, but if the opportunity presents itself I would like to become something much greater and grander than that. I am always dreaming of bigger and better things.
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Caleb L.

Caleb L.

My personal philosophy is that everyone has opinions but the only one that matters is my own.
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Georgia
I am a sophomore at Arabia Mountain High School, Georgia's first green school. At Arabia I am a part of the Journalism Club and the Recycling Club. I am also very involved at my church, Power of Purpose Christian Center. At church I help with media and I am also a member of the dance team. I really enjoy reading, listening to music and playing videogames. When I graduate from high school I plan on majoring in history and being a teacher. My personal philosophy is that everyone has opinions but the only one that matters is my own.
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Canaan G.

Canaan G.

"Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." (Anonymous)
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Virginia
I am a sophomore at Richmond Community High School. I am a youth corp member of Concerned Black Men of Richmond, Inc. and have been a part of this organization for 5 years. I also participate in Black Achievers, YMCA Leadership Club, & T-Club where I mentor elementary school students after school. When I graduate from high school, I plan to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where I will be a pre-med major. Then I plan to attend medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. I would like to become a neurosurgeon and work at a hospital that helps underserved communities. Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. (Anonymous)
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Casey F.

Casey F.

Up until my sophomore year, I didn't enjoy math at all. Then I got a teacher who was excited for the subject and he inspired me to do the same. My dream is to open up students' eyes and help them find their dreams.
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Illinois
I am not your typical high school senior. My favorite activity at Crystal Lake Central High School is marching band! While outside of school I am a competitive figure skater on an international theatre on ice team, Chicagoland Ice Theatre. Next fall, I am attending the University of Mississippi to study secondary education-mathematics. Up until my sophomore year, I didn't enjoy math at all. When I got a teacher who got excited for the subject he taught, he inspired me to do the same. My dream is to open up students' eyes and help them find their dreams.
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Cathleen D.

Cathleen D.

I've learned in life to never give up on yourself. Hard-work, patience, and faith will take your far.
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New Mexico
I was born in Guangzhou, China and adopted by a family in New Mexico, where I currently live. I am a sophomore in high school, and love acting, dancing, reading, and writing. I am a member of my church's youth group, Fine Arts Program, and my high school's Master Dance Company. I want to pursue an acting career, but my main goal is to become a missionary in China working in the orphanages. I've learned in life to never give up on yourself. Hard-work, patience, and faith will take your far.
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Ceshawne M.

Ceshawne M.

I participate in the Special Olympics every year and have won medals from 1st to 4th place.
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Georgia
I am from Washington D.C. and moved to Atlanta, Ga. at 11 years old. I am a 17 year old Senior at Centennial High. I have been on the Honor Roll and received an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Based Instruction. While in school, I work at a Veterinarians' office. I participate in the Special Olympics every year and have won medals from 1st to 4th place. My passions are acting, singing and dancing. I have performed in 4 Theatrical Plays. I believe that when you pray and dream, dreams can come true!
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Charles B.

Charles B.

My goals are to work in law enforcement as a police officer. My reason for these choices is that I want to be able to change people's lives for the better.
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Florida
I am 16 years old, born in Syracuse, New York but have lived in Florida since I was 3 weeks old. I am a sophomore at Manatee School for the Arts. We are able to express our artistic talents every day. I do hip-hop, modern dance and stage make-up. I have many interests including being a NAUI certified scuba diver, photography, camping, fishing and anything outdoors. <br> My goals are to work in law enforcement as a police officer. My reason for these choices is that I want to be able to change people's lives for the better.
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Charles K.

Charles K.

I believe people should take a stand, and follow their dreams despite the odds.
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Florida
I'm a 17-year-old sophomore at Father Anglim Academy. I was born in Virginia, but I've lived in Florida since I was a baby. I enjoy soccer, singing and acting, but my passion is art. I'm currently working on storyboard cards for the cartoon show I am creating for middle school kids after I finish college. <br> I'm also an Eagle Scout with Troop 11. I enjoy helping younger scouts, and doing service projects to help my community. I've done all this despite my Autism. I believe people should take a stand, and follow their dreams despite the odds.
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Chelsea J.

Chelsea J.

I have chosen to use life's struggles as an incentive to look ahead to my future, instead of letting them hold me back.
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South Carolina
I am a 17 year old, born in Columbia, South Carolina but now residing in Rock Hill, SC. I am a proud senior at Northwestern High School where I am a HUGE supporter of my school's Class 4A football team. (Also, 2010 State High School Football Champions----GO TROJANS!!!)<br> Next fall, I plan to attend college and major in Veterinary Medicine or Animal Dentistry. I have chosen to use life's struggles as an incentive to look ahead to my future, instead of letting them hold me back.
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Chima A.

Chima A.

My personal philosophy is that it doesn't matter who you are and have but rather what you aspire yourself to become.
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New York
I am a high school senior from Bronx, New York. I attend school at Belmont Preparatory where I am a founder of the student union. I enjoy being able to help students make healthy recipes that they can share with their families. I also love to swim. <br> As a youth leader, I've been exposed to so many cultural backgrounds and how their struggles are similar to mine. I have worked on college campaigns and food justice campaigns. That is why my desire is to get my community to incorporate healthy eating habits into our daily lives. My personal philosophy is that it doesn't matter who you are and have but rather what you aspire yourself to become.
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Connay B.

Connay B.

After graduation next year I want to major in psychology where I will strive to become a clinical psychologist.
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Virginia
I am 17 years old, born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. I attend Warwick High School where I am an IB student. I am currently active many clubs including the Interact Club Vice-President, Student Leader, Jazz Band just to name a few. I am also active in my church I participate in dance ministry, singing and also outreach ministry. After graduation next year I want to major in psychology where I will strive to become a clinical psychologist. Through it all I know I can accomplish great things because in Philippians 4:13 it lets me know "I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me."
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Constance A.

Constance A.

I plan to go to college and major in music and early childhood education. I have seen a lot of things in my 15 years of age, but I'm still standing.
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North Carolina
I am 15 years old. I was born in Williamston, NCbut currently reside in Greenville, NC. I am a sophomore at South Central High Schoolanda member of Armor of God Christian Church where I sing in both my school and church choir.Singing is my passion, but I also like todance as well as write songs and poetry.I plan to go to college and major in music and early childhood education. I have seen a lot of things in my 15 years of age, but I'm still standing. Prayer really works.
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D'Allo C.

D'Allo C.

I have a little brother that now looks up to me. I have to be a role model for him because my big brother that I looked up to for so long has let me down and I do not want to do the same for our baby brother.
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North Carolina
As a 5th grader I was diagnosed with ADHD but I have made the honor roll a few times so far. I have a little brother that looks up to me and I have to be a role model for him because my big brother let me down and I do not want to do the same for him. I just pray that God gives me the knowledge and strength to be a better big brother to my little brother. I love fishing, playing basketball, and playing football. After high school, I either plan to attend the military or to go to college. I would love to be a basketball coach. I also would like to start a mentoring program for underprivileged kids.
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Dahmeriah M.

Dahmeriah M.

No matter what situations occur in life I will always push myself to achieve my dreams.
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New Jersey
I am 17 years old and I am from Asbury Park, New Jersey. I attend Academy Charter High school where I am a senior and Honor Student, I also participate in sports such as Cheerleading and Track and Field along with other school and community clubs. After I graduate I plan on attending college, hopefully Morgan State, where I plan on earning my Bachelors Degree and Accounting and one day maybe owning my own business. No matter what situations occur in life I will always push myself to achieve my dreams.
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Daniel G.

Daniel G.

My life experiences have taught me to cherish every moment I have, take advantage of all opportunities I am presented with and to believe beyond what I can see.
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Virginia
My name is Daniel. I was born in Arlington, Virginia , to parents of Eritrean decent. I am currently a senior, attending West Potomac High School, in Fairfax County. I enjoy playing basketball, producing music, volunteering in my community and spending quality time with my family and friends. My future goals include me continuing on to higher education and pursuing a career in the medical field. My life experiences have taught me to cherish every moment I have, take advantage of all opportunities I am presented with and to believe beyond what I can see.
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Darrius L.

Darrius L.

Family means the world to me but I'm ready to explore what is out in the world.
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California
I am a sophomore in high school, very athletic and love competing in long distance competitions. I try in stay in shape and exercise as much as possible by working out with my brother. My passion is drawing and I carry a sketch book everywhere. I can envision or remember something in my head and draw it. I hope to one day follow this passion and become a graphic artist and will do whatever it takes to pursue my dream. I am really looking forward to this wonderful chance to explore what opportunities are out there for me as a young man. This will be my first time flying as well as a first away from my family. Family means the world to me but I'm ready to explore what is out in the world.
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Daryl L. II

Daryl L. II

My dream is to go to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs to become a commissioned officer working as a Para Rescuer.
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Georgia
I am 15 years old born in Fort Hood, Texas but now reside in Hephzibah, Georgia where I attend Riverside Christian Worship Center. I am a freshman at Cross Creek High School where I am a member of the NJROTC. I have had many opportunities in the past years like meeting US Attorney Ed Tarver and attending Paine College a historical black college in the Environmental Science program for summer students. My dream is to go to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs to become a commissioned officer working as a Para Rescuer.
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Deborah H.

Deborah H.

The most important thing for me is thanking god for all the blessings he has given me and hoping to pass a blessing to someone else.
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New York
I am 16 years and from Bronx, New York. The first six years of my life was very hard for me consisting of neglect and many foster homes. Then in 2001 my sibling and I were placed in the Hamberg's home. At first I did not understand how these people could care for me the way they did, but as time went on they showed me unconditional love. The outcome of their actions helps me to understand that life is more than just achievements. You have to give back in some form, shape, or fashion. So now I have a more clear understanding of what I need and like to do. The most important thing for me now is thanking god for all the blessings he has given me and hoping to pass a blessing to someone else.
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Deja N.

Deja N.

When most people watch a Pixar film, they watch it for the story; I on the other hand, watch it for the animation!
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Virginia
I am a freshman from Battlefield HS in Haymarket, VA. I have always been fascinated by computer animation. When most people watch a Pixar film, they watch it for the story; I on the other hand, watch it for the animation! I recently used my skills to animate, script, cast and produce an animated series that currently has over 20,000 hits on YouTube. That is why I am so excited about being chosen by the Disney Dreamers Academy to hopefully have the chance to meet real Disney animators and learn about the field firsthand! It's truly a dream come true.
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Devin-Curtis W.

Devin-Curtis W.

When I go to college my major will be in Social Work and a minor in Psychology.
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New Jersey
I am a 16 year old junior from Plainfield NJ. I live in Edison and I go to Edison High School. I take pride in my school work, football team, and my community. I am a member of the Boys Rights of Passage at my church (Fountain Baptist, Summit NJ), Latin Dance Club at school and Kappa League of Rutgers. I also talk to the youth about school and the importance of getting an education. I also enjoy working out, music and being with my friends. When I go to college my major will be in Social Work and a minor in Psychology.
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Devontae C.

Devontae C.

I plan to go to college to major in Health Science and become a doctor.
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Maryland
My name is Devontae and I am 17 years old. In the tenth grade, I received an award for Most Outstanding in Mathematics, Perfect Attendance, and I won second place in a local Art Show at the Charles County State Fair. I love art, music, and basketball. I joined the track team my senior year in high school and enjoyed it. I now plan to try out for my school's Lacrosse or Baseball team. I am currently in the twelfth grade and I look forward to graduation. I plan to go to college to major in Health Science and become a doctor. With the prayers, love, and support of my family and close friends, I will surely succeed in, not only college, but life as well.
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Dorian S.

Dorian S.

In the future I hope to attend some four year university to become many things...
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Florida
I am aHigh schoolSenior from Jacksonville Florida. I attend the great William M. Raines Senior High School, and I am my senior class vice president, as well as my schools student councilChapman. In the future I hope to attend some four year university to become many things, such as a psychologist, sociologist, or maybe some type of law enforcement. I feel that I am prepared to handle the next step of the education process, but if things don't go as planned, I would enlist into the (army).
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Eddie H.

Eddie H.

Accomplishments are not going to come by themselves, I have to work for them and in the process help those who are also struggling in my path.
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Maryland
Currently, I am a high school freshman at the Baltimore City College High and I am 14 years old. I am a two time winner of the Ben Carson Scholarship, and a Camp Dudley camper, #20676. In the future, I hope to become a school administrator and eventually apolitician. I live by two quotes and they are as follows: "Palmam Qui Meruti Ferat" (Honor to One Who Earns It) and "The Other Fellow First". This reminds me that accomplishments are not going to come by themselves, I have to work for them and in the process of working toward my accomplishments help those who are struggling in my path.
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Eric B. II

Eric B. II

My personal philosophy for life is, "If you never let someone tell you that you can't do something, then you can do anything."
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Georgia
I am 17 years old, born in Hampton, Virginia, but I now reside in Cobb County, Georgia. I attend the Academy of Medical Research and Sciences at South Cobb High School, where I am a member of the football and tennis teams. Many clubs have allowed me to use my time in a constructive manner, such as FCA, HOSA, and FBLA. I plan to attend college to major in chemistry to pursue a career in pharmacy. My personal philosophy for life is, "If you never let someone tell you that you can't do something, then you can do anything."
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Gregory S. Jr.

Gregory S. Jr.

When I graduate high school my plan is to attend Harvard University of Law and major in Pre-Law.
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Georgia
I am 15 years old, born in Atlanta, Georgia but now I reside in Rex, Georgia. I am a junior of Elite Scholars Academy where I am currently a member of the Model United Nations Club, Band, and the Junior Varsity Basketball Team. I am also very active in my church (New Hope Baptist Church of Atlanta) where I am a member of the Youth Choir. I love taking pictures, writing, singing, playing basketball and modeling. When I graduate high school my plan is to attend Harvard University of Law and major in Pre-Law.
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Heaven R.

Heaven R.

My personal philosophy is that you become stronger with each experience, whether positive or negative.
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Colorado
I was born in Denver, Colorado and I am sixteen years old. I was placed in foster care until I was blessed with a wonderful family at the age of six. I received a violin for my 9th birthday; this opened a new, unbelievable world for me. I cannot imagine my life without my violin. <br> My personal philosophy is that you become stronger with each experience, whether positive or negative. I am where I am today because of my experiences. With my success I will live and enjoy my life, this will allow me to educate and help other children.
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Holland C.

Holland C.

I aspire to be successful as an artist and to create and share beauty in the world. I feel the challenges I have overcome make me a stronger person.
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Indiana
I am an 18 year-old high school senior from Bloomington, Indiana. I have enjoyed high school volleyball, multiple dance showcases, and assisting in grade school and community art classes. I started and run my school's art club and run my own photography business. <br> I aspire to be successful as an artist and to create and share beauty in the world. I feel the challenges I have overcome make me a stronger person; to dream, set goals, work hard, and enjoy the beauty in everyone.
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Howard A.

Howard A.

I enjoy watching football and playing various sports. Next fall I plan to attend college and major in broadcasting to become a sports commentator.
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Virginia
I am a seventeen year old, born in Norfolk, Virginia. I am a senior at Lake Taylor High School where I am a member of the Academic Challenge Team, Chess Club, Tennis Team and the usher board at my church. I enjoy watching football and playing various sports. Next fall I plan to attend college and major in broadcasting to become a sports commentator. I have overcome tremendous obstacles in my life but with God on my side; I know that all things are possible.
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Imani M.

Imani M.

Choosing to be happy is up to me, pushing past disappointments and speaking life to myself have been my learning experiences.
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New Jersey
I am a junior at Union High School in New Jersey. My passions include playing volleyball, dancing, designing jewelry, science and serving others. I am a proud member of two honor societies, NAACP ACT-SO, St. James Dance Ministry, Sadie Nash, Delta Teens and I volunteer for nonprofit organizations. After completing high school, I plan to attend Spelman College with a double major in chemistry and psychology. Choosing to be happy is up to me, pushing past disappointments and speaking life to myself have been my learning experiences. My name means faith and is the source of my motivation and dreams.
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Imani W.

Imani W.

I believe if you dream, anything is possible.
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Michigan
I am 14 years old, born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I am a freshman at Kalamazoo Central High School. I have played basketball and was a cheerleader. I enjoy these two sports because they help me stay in shape. I've also been on trips out of Michigan. I like traveling because I can explore other states and their cultures. My main goal in life is to become an Obstetrician/Gynecologist, and I believe if you dream, anything is possible.
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India S.

India S.

My ability to understand science helps me believe, I have the drive to help find cures for diseases.
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Maryland
I am a sophomore at Laurel High School in Laurel, Maryland and a member of the Spartan Swim Team. I am very active in my community, which has led me to such awards as "The State of Maryland Governor's Volunteer Service Award, The Maryland State Department of Education Service Star Award, and The President's Education Awards Program for Outstanding Academic ExcellenceMy love for Science is leading me to pursue a career in Microbiology. My ability to understand science helps me believe, I have the drive to help find cures for diseases. My goal is to become an Endocrinologist. I believe no dream is too big to dream.
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Isaiah J.

Isaiah J.

"All things are possibly through Christ who strengthens me."
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Georgia
I am 15 years old, reside in Lawrenceville GA, and am a sophomore at Collins Hills High school. I attend Pleasant Hill Baptist church where I'm active in the youth ministry. As a child I battled many illnesses including epilepsy, scarlet fever and a cyst on my vocal chords. I was Healed - no more seizures - and have been blessed with many opportunities from twice being an AAU Basketball MVP, to hosting January 7th with Martin Luther King's great-great-niece at the King Center. "All things are possibly through Christ who strengthens me."
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Isis D.

Isis D.

I view the world with a different outlook; planning to go far, I've made life my canvas in which I paint with great care and tremendous pride.
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Illinois
I am 16 years old, born in Fontana, California now residing in Chicago, Illinois. I am a sophomore of Kenwood Academy High School where I participate in Anime Club, The National Spanish Honors Society and Pennies for Change with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I am a driven young person with a strong sense of community and family; with dreams of becoming a graphic novelist. I view the world with a different outlook; planning to go far I've made life my canvas in which I paint with great care and tremendous pride determined to create masterpieces with my life.
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Jabri D.

Jabri D.

I hope my literary abilities will soon lead me to become a successful lawyer, and I have a few other ambitions in mind.
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Alabama
I am 16 years old, from Hoover, Alabama, currently a junior at Hoover High School. I am a member of the Alabama Junior Classical League, National Junior Classical League, and the National Forensic League. I write every now and then, anything from poems, to rap lyrics, and book reviews for my school and church newspapers as well. I hope my literary abilities will soon lead me to become a successful lawyer, and I have a few other ambitions in mind. In my free time I read, play a variety of video games, and play basketball.
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Jacqueline F.

Jacqueline F.

I'm happiest when I'm singing, factoring a quadratic equation, or reading a book. I love learning and have been a Varsity Science Olympiad since my freshman year.
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My name is Jacqueline (although I'll only answer to Jackie) 16 year old honor student from Nanuet, NY. I am currently a junior at Nanuet Senior High School. I'm happiest when I'm singing, factoring a quadratic equation, or reading a book. I love learning and have been a Varsity Science Olympiad since my freshman year. I also love music. I was classically trained in piano for 10 years and trumpet for 8 years, and was able to apply that knowledge to teach myself the ukulele, xylophone, accordion, and several other instruments.
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Jakala G.

Jakala G.

I am in a mentoring program at my school called Sister 2 Sister. In this program we do community service projects to help those in need.
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My name is Jakala. I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. I am 17 years old. I am a senior at Old Redford Academy High School. I want to attend college to study Mortuary Science. I enjoy being with my family and friends. I am in a mentoring program at my school called Sister 2 Sister. In this program we do community service projects to help those in need. I am the youngest of four girls. I love sports, music, dancing, andshopping. I am very excited to be a part of the <b>Disney Dreamers Academy</b>... Thank You!
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Jakirah J.

Jakirah J.

I am a native of Baltimore, MD, who thinks community involvement is essential to have a better way of living.
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Maryland
I am a 14 year old honors freshmen at Owings Mills High School who believes early preparation in life is a key ingredient for success. I am a gymnast, youth mentor, AAU basketball player, soccer and track lover, as well as a clarinet player who has a passion to help the elderly people in my community. I believe that community involvement is essential to have a better way of living. I am an active member of the mock trial team, engineering club, Delta Academy, and the NAACP Youth Council. I plan to attend Georgetown University and major in engineering and later obtain my law degree. The most important thing to me is being myself, because it's what I'm best at.
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Janae' C.

Janae' C.

I believe that I am one of a kind and I have the power to influence and shake the world.
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North Carolina
I am 15 years old sophomore attending Corinth Holders High School in North Carolina. I was born in Jacksonville, Florida but as a military dependent I have lived in 5 different states including my favorite, Hawaii. I enjoy playing the piano, tennis and drawing. My plans are to major in psychology and youth ministry in college. I believe that I am one of a kind and I have the power to influence and shake the world. Last summer, I was accepted into the UN International Year of Youth Celebration in New York. Now being accepted in Disney Dreamers, I believe this is just the beginning of a great career and fulfilling a lifetime of dreams.
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Janelle W.

Janelle W.

Obstacles, big or small, are common occurrences in everyone's lives. Each one holds a lesson and you should appreciate the journey made to overcome them.
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Indiana
I'm a sophomore at East Noble High School and I live in Avilla, Indiana. I participate in various clubs, some of which include SADD, Key Club, and Interact. I play both soccer and tennis for my school. Outside of school, I also play soccer on my travel team. I love being active in my community and helping others. Eventually, I plan on obtaining my master's degree to become a nurse anesthetist. Obstacles, big or small, are common occurrences in everyone's lives. I believe each one holds a valuable lesson and you should appreciate the journey made to overcome them.
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Jasmine J.

Jasmine J.

I've come to believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. From the day we are born we seek happiness and we try to avoid pain, all we desire is contentment.
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Pennsylvania
I am 15 years old, sophomore at the High School of Engineering and Science. I currently live in my hometown Philadelphia. I am a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, the Medical Group and the Science Fair Club. I love to read, write, sing, knit and snowboard. I've come to believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. From the day we are born we seek happiness and we try to avoid pain, all we desire is contentment. It is my hope that with my career choice I can help spread physical and emotional happiness.
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Jasmine J.

Jasmine J.

You must make an effort to do your best during life challenges instead of giving up or giving in.
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Texas
I am a high school senior at Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas. I relocated to Texas after Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana. I been participating in Orchestra and softball forthe pastfive years at school. I have volunteered at homeless shelters with my church. My major will be in the medical field and I plan to attend college in summer of 2012 while still working my part-time job at Sonic. You must make an effort to do your best during life challenges instead of giving up or giving in.
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Jazlyn H.

Jazlyn H.

I continue to push myself in spite of what people may say I can and can not do. I am who God says I am.
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South Carolina
I am 17 years old, born in Raleigh, North Carolina, currently living in Summerville, South Carolina. I am a junior at Pinewood Preparatory School. I am on the basketball team, the track team and a school ambassador. I love to sing, create works of art including creating natural skin and hair care products. I plan on attending college and becoming a physician's assistant. I have a passion for helping people especially children. I continue to push myself in spite of what people may say I can and can not do. I am who God says I am.
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Jeremy J.

Jeremy J.

"Bad things happen to good people but you must not allow them to define who you are."
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Georgia
I live in Marietta Georgia and I'm a Junior at Lassiter High. My academic success is a priority, I play basketball for East Marietta, and I play the alto sax. I have just recently begun volunteering at Children's Hospital. It's through volunteering that I have the desire to pursue a career in Pediatric Medicine. <br> I have been faced with many obsticles in my life. " Bad things happen to good people but you must not allow them to define who you are. Step through it with authority like a person with an 800 credit score going to apply for a loan at a bank."
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Jerri G.

Jerri G.

It is my dream to help people recover from serious injuries and restore their health physically.
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North Carolina
I am 17 years old, from Charlotte, North Carolina. I am a senior at Phillip O. Berry Academy. At church I am a member of the youth choir, trinity praise dancers, and the planning committee for the youth department. My goals are to attend a four year college to become a physical therapist. It is my dream to help people recover from serious injuries and restore their health physically. My passions are singing and helping those who cannot help themselves. My personal philosophy isto forgive those who harm you for they know not!
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Jessica N.

Jessica N.

When I look back I want to make a difference not to just those around me, but to everyone I meet.
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North Carolina
My name is Jessica and I'm from North Carolina but from Liberian descent. I'm 14 and a freshman at Knightdale High School where I am member of my school Choir, F.L.A, and S.G.A. I love acting so much and I'm interested in movie writing, directing and producing. I've been told that my dreams won't come true but I keep faith in God, and myself. I love entertaining and hope to spread my gift to others. When I look back I want to make a difference not to just those around me, but to everyone I meet.
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Jhada W.

Jhada W.

I strongly believe "If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else."
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Georgia
I am a 17 year old junior of Miller Grove High School in Lithonia, GA, in which I am enrolled in the Culinary Arts program. I am originally from Bronx, NY and have resided in Orlando, FL. In my spare time I perform on the school's Hip Hop Dance Team. I am also a Fashionista, who loves everything trendy and stylish. After completion of High School I would like to attend an HBCU, majoring in Culinary Arts, and possibly minoring in Fashion or Dance. I strongly believe "If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else," hence the importance for people to have a life plan, to set goals and do what is necessary to achieve them.
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Jose F. Jr.

Jose F. Jr.

I love to go hiking, and mentoring/spending time with my little brothers. Although I'm focused on being a Firefighter, I will be Majoring in Civil Engineer as a back up plan at a four year university.
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California
I am a senior in high school in Palmdale, Ca. Throughout my life I have been continually placed in leadership position from Captain of the track team to Captain in my Fire Tech Academy. I also participate in the following: Key club, Engineering Academy, and Cross Country. When I'm not in training, I love to go hiking, and mentoring/spending time with my little brothers. Also creating advantages for my friends and I to do. Although I'm focused on being a Firefighter, I will be Majoring in Civil Engineer as a back up plan at a four year university.
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Julian C.

Julian C.

In February 2012, I will journey to Peru to help rebuild schools for under privileged students and learn about the culture.
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New York
Hi! I'm Julian, a 16 year old American child of Haitian, Jamaican, Russian and Native American decent. I currently attend The Brooklyn Latin School where I participate in a variety of extracurricular activities. I'm widely interested in hip-hop, skateboarding & basketball with the goal of succeeding in a career in one of them. In February 2012, I will journey to Peru to help rebuild schools for under privileged students and learn about the culture. During my senior year, I will apply to college with hopes of being accepted to either Cornell University or Syracuse University to study media arts.
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Kaitlyn D.

Kaitlyn D.

I believe that everyone deserves a second chance.
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Mississippi
My name is Kaitlyn. I am 16 years old. My hometown is DeLisle, Mississippi. I am a junior at West Harrison High School. I am a member of the band, junior class representative, diamond darlings, and the debate team. My passions are playing the clarinet and bass clarinet; alter serving, and being involved in church and school. Some of my accomplishments include getting selected in Who's Who and getting most talented at school. My goals are finishing high school, getting accepted into the University of South Alabama and opening up my own practice as a doctor. I believe that everyone deserves a second chance.
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Kaliyah J.

Kaliyah J.

When I need some inspiration I just simply remember "if I don't like what I see, change it."
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Georgia
I am 14 years old, born in Waynesboro, Virginia but I now reside in Morrow Georgia. I am in the ninth grade and I attend Elite Scholar's Academy. I am a part of the Mock Trial team, Poetry and Drama and Arts and Crafts department, and Track team at my school. In my spare time I like to read books, and write poetry. After high school I plan on attending college and major in early childhood learning or the arts. When I need some inspiration I just simply remember "if I don't like what I see, change it."
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Kaya B.

Kaya B.

My philosophy is "make your dream your reality, if you don't then what was the point of you dreaming. Make all of your dreams come true.
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Maryland
My name is Kaya. I'm 15 years old. I was born in Washington , D.C. but now reside in Indian Head, Md. I'm a sophomore at Henry E. Lackey High School where I'm amember of the Girls Basketball team. I like to play basketball , write poems. My goal in life is to become an anesthesiologist. My philosophy is "make your dream your reality, if you don't then what was the point of you dreaming. Make all of your dreams come true.
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KeAndre D.

KeAndre D.

My personal philosophy is all things are possible, you may struggle, you may fall, people may tear you down but, get up and stay strong and keep going.
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Tennessee
I am high school student from Cordova, TN. I am a Junior at Ridgeway High School. I have accomplished many things in my 16 short years. I am currently part of several organizations at my high school. I attend church and also play basketball. Life has proven to me that at a young age I must be strong and learn as much as I can and surviving in this world will be hard. My goal is to attend Military/College and practice law. My personal philosophy is all things are possible, you may struggle, you may fall, people may tear you down but, get up and stay strong and keep going.
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Kendra S.

Kendra S.

Throughout my life I've learned that the surest way not to fail is to be determined to succeed.
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New Jersey
My name is Kendra; I'm 15 years old from Eatontown, New Jersey. I'm a sophomore at Monmouth Regional High School, a Varsity cheerleader, a Food Service Assistant, and an Orientation Leader. When I graduate I plan to go to Johnson and Wales University, there I will major in Pastry Arts as well as Business Management and Marketing. As I get older I plan to open my own bakery where I will be the owner and master pastry chef. Throughout my life I've learned that the surest way not to fail is to be determined to succeed.
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Kenneth P. Jr.

Kenneth P. Jr.

My dream is to attend Savannah College of Art and Design and become a comic book artist/animator.
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Tennessee
My name is Kenneth Jr., the son of Kenneth and Iva. I'm a 14 year old freshman and honor student attending Central High school in Memphis, Tennessee. I perform volunteer work with father, helping kids and families from underprivileged neighborhoods. My hobbies are listening to music, hanging out with friends and family, and playing videogames. I also LOVE art; it's an enormous part of my life. I've won several awards in art competitions and awarded scholarships for my artwork. My dream is to attend Savannah College of Art and Design and become a comic book artist/animator.
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Kevin F.

Kevin F.

Even though I am very young life I have had manymonkey wrenches thrown my way, butmom always taught me whatever does not kill me only makes me stronger.
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North Carolina
My family taught me the importance of giving back at a very early age, I have been volunteering at the Hospice Unit and feeding the homeless. Just seeing a smile on their faces makes me feel warm all inside knowing that one day I will be able to do more for the cause. I hope to go to college at New York University to major in Tourism and Travel Management. One day I dream to be the youngest person to own the largest most successful tour bus company in the world. My passion is to one day become very wealthy and open many free programs for young people to pursue their dreams and shoot for the stars. My mom always taught me whatever does not kill me only makes me stronger.
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Kiara W.

Kiara W.

I am very activein my community where I volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, among others. I am looking forward to all the endeavors life has to offer.
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Georgia
I am a high school senior at Camden County High School from Kingsland, Georgia. I am the president of my local Future Business Leaders of America chapter. I am very activein my community where I volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries. Next fall, I plan to attend Valdosta State University and double major in Business Administration and Accounting. I am looking forward to all the endeavors life has to offer.
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Kimberly M.

Kimberly M.

I dream of becoming a great chef or owning my own restaurant. I have overcome many obstacles in my life which shows that perseverance is very important.
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Washington DC
My name is Kimberly. I was born in Washington DC and I lived in DC almost all of my life. I lived in Baltimore for a while then moved back to DC for high school. I am a senior at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School. I plan on attending college next year and I plan to major in Hospitality Management or Culinary Arts. I dream of becoming a great chef or owning my own restaurant. I have overcome many obstacles in my life which shows that perseverance is very important.
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La'Shay M.

La'Shay M.

My accomplishment was making it to high school and continuing the success of my education through all the trials and tribulations. I have a passion for kids and helping others.
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Texas
I am 15 years old, born in New Orleans, Louisiana and now live in Spring, Texas. Due to Hurricane Katrina my family and I had to relocate. I am currently a sophomore at Spring High School where I am a member of the Lady Pinks Organization. In my spare time I love to dance, cook, write, and read. I am a member of the Praise Dance Team at The Daily Bread church where I am a member. My accomplishment was making it to high school and continuing the success of my education through all the trials and tribulations. I have a passion for kids and helping others. My goal is to attend college and major in Law. My dream is to become a successful and big time lawyer and give back to the community.
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LaTracyenne K.-M.

LaTracyenne K.-M.

I believe in living everyday as it is your last, while following God's words in the process.
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Alabama
I am LaTracyenne. I am a 17 year old senior at Francis Marion High in Marion, AL. I have recently been selected to serve as an intern for Ms. Terri Sewell in Washington, D.C. I have a deep passion for the medical field. My dream, which I plan to transform into a thrived goal, is to become a surgical oncologist. I want to start a research foundation to find a cure for cancer. I believe in living everyday as it is your last, while following God's words in the process.
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Leon P.

Leon P.

After graduation my primary short-term goal is to pursue culinary arts. My long-term goal is to become a well-established Executive Chef.
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Michigan
I reside in Michigan and currently a senior at Cass Technical High School with a 3.66 GPA. My curriculum is architecture and design with a secondary plan of becoming an Engineer. Mentoring and teaching mathematics at Wayne State University for three years was an honor a huge accomplishment. <br> After graduation in June 2012, my primary short-term goal is to pursue culinary arts. My long-term goal is to become a well-established Executive Chef. Presently, my dream is looking forward to the Disney's Dreamers Academy with the philosophy of learning from professional business people that can provide motivation and encouragement.
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Marcedes S.

Marcedes S.

Always try your hardest to be yourself. Never try to be like someone else.
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South Carolina
I'm 15 years old and reside in Marion South Carolina, where I attend Marion High School. There, I am a Student Council secretary for the sophomore class, secretary for the Drama Club, and a member of the Academic Challenge, Science Club, and Beta Club. I enjoy volunteering at the local animal shelter and nursing homes. I plan to attend a university or college, majoring in either law or medicine. I've always had a passion for writing and culinary arts, also. One of my personal philosophies is: "Always try your hardest to be yourself. Never try to be like someone else; you each have your OWN trials and goals, and you each will end up in a different place upon completion of those goals."
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Marcus M.

Marcus M.

I believe that true success is not based on what you've been through, but how you've gotten through. I know that when I put God first everything else will fall into place.
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Texas
I am 18 years-old, from Houston, Texas and I attend Alief-Elsik High School. I have accomplished many things such as being the current Salutatorian at my school, the 2012 Class Treasurer, and the President of the National Honor Society. I am also involved in Cross Country and Track as well as Band, Gospel Choir, Science National Honor Society, and Leadership Experience Opportunities. I plan on attending college and majoring in Civil Engineering and Business Management. I hope to one day open my own business. I believe that true success is not based on what you've been through, but how you've gotten through. I know that when I put God first everything else will fall into place.
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Markia P.

Markia P.

I am a firm believer if a quitter never wins and a winner never quits, then your dreams are endless.
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Maryland
I'm a 16 year old Junior, I live in Baltimore, MD, an attend New Era Academy which is a college Preparatory School. When I graduate high school I want to go to college and major in Law. At New Era Academy we have Project Soar which involves clubs such as Choir, Step, STEM( Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and Dance. My favorite is STEM. In this world today many kids don't follow their dreams. I am a firm believer if a quitter never wins and a winner never quits, then your dreams are endless.
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Marlicia R.

Marlicia R.

Through adversity, I learned to rise above and I now understand unconditional love.
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Georgia
I am Marlicia, a 15 year old sophomore at Allatoona High School. Since moving to Georgia from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, I am active in my school, church and community. I want to give back to the community and reach out to others, as people reached out to my family when we needed help. Through adversity, I learned to rise above and I now understand unconditional love. I believe that attending the Disney Dreamers Academy will encourage me to pursue and accomplish my goals. This life experience will motivate me to keep my eyes on the prize.
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Maya W.

Maya W.

I am a published author and recently wrote my first poetry book, "Dreams on a Butterfly's Wings."
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Texas
I am 16 years old, and currently aSophomorein High School. I was born in Las Vegas, NV and presently reside in Houston,TX. I have aspired to be a writer since the age of 10, and I have been writing ever since. I am a published author and recently wrote my first poetry book, "Dreams on a Butterfly's Wings." My website is mayaspoetry.com. I love helping people and I am interested in the medical field as well, with an interest in Radiology or PlasticSurgery. My hobbies and interests are reading, writing, acting in plays, participating in activities in my church youth group and playing the piano. I love to volunteer and help those less fortunate by offering my time as much as I can.
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Michael E.

Michael E.

My personal philosophy is, if you don't try you automatically fail, so it is best to go after your goals.
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California
My name is Michael. I am 16 years old and I attend Rainbow Advanced Institute for Learning. My personal philosophy is, if you don't try you automatically fail, so it is best to go after your goals. This ethic has served me well. I have met so many people, and have had awesome experiences as a result. One of my current goals is to attend college and receive my bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering so I can make my dream of becoming a Disney Imagineer into a reality.
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Michael H.

Michael H.

My passion is to be able to accomplish my dreams and be the best person that I can be. My personal philosophy is "failure is not an option"!!!!!
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Alabama
My name is Michael, I am 16 years old and I am a junior at Daleville High School, which is located at Daleville, Alabama. I am a member of FFA, FBLA and I also participate in sports such as: basketball, baseball and track. When I graduate from high school, my dream is to go to college to study to become a pediatrician or I would love to be drafted into the NBA. My passion is to be able to accomplish my dreams and be the best person that I can be. My personal philosophy is "failure is not an option"!!!!!
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Michelle D.

Michelle D.

To keep me going I alwaysrememberthat nothing in life comeseasy.The harder you work for something the greater the success.
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Georgia
I am 17 years old and I currently reside in Atlanta Georgia. I am a senior at Mceachern High School, where I am the vice president of Family Community and career leaders of America ( FCCLA), member of French club and winter guard and officer of Elite Women's Society. I am also a member of the Cobb Alcohol Youth Task Force, Steering Triumphant Innovators Of The Next Generation (S.T.I.N.G inc) and other community service based programs. I have a passion for reading, singing, and writing. Next fall, I plan to attend college and major in physical therapy. To keep me going I always remember that nothing in life comes easy. The harder you work for something the greater the success.
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Miles P.

Miles P.

My personal philosophy is that life is too short for it to be filled with negativity.
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Maryland
I am a 17 year old, Bowie, Maryland resident and senior at DeMatha Catholic High. During my high school career I have participated in golfing, wrestling, swimming, and capoeira in addition to other extracurricular activities. High on my list of favorite things to do is play video games. One of my dreams is to create video games and in college I plan to major in software engineering and graphic design to make my dream a reality. <br> My personal philosophy is that life is too short for it to be filled with negativity. Prejudices such as racism only add to the negativity that we face everyday. Were there no prejudice, imagine what we can accomplish.
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Mosina J.-H.

Mosina J.-H.

I believe that goals, faith, hard work and determination lead to success.
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Maryland
I am 15 years old and live in Bowie, Maryland. I'm a sophomore at Bowie High School where I am on the honor roll and participate in student government, the cheerleading team and poetry club. I'm a member of a champion drill team and a division champion swim team. I've also modeled in a youth fashion show. I have a variety of other interests - cooking, photography, music, art and acting. After high school, I plan to attend college and pursue a career in culinary arts. I believe that goals, faith, hard work and determination lead to success.
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Nicholas H.

Nicholas H.

I want to pursue a career in either marine biology or become computer engineer. My journey is just beginning.
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New York
Hi, my name is Nick and I am 15 years old, born in New York, NY. I am a freshman at Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx. Two months ago, I was a teammate of the Freshman Swimming and Diving Team. We had an undefeated season and we won the CHSAA Championships. I am also a part of the Marine Biology Club; I'm interested in science and math and I like to play soccer, swim, and hang out with my friends and family. I want to pursue a career in either marine biology or become computer engineer. My journey is just beginning.
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Nydia S.

Nydia S.

I have learned if you really want something its right there for you to get you just have to find out how!
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Georgia
I am 16 years old, born and raised right in Atlanta. I am a junior at Carver School of the Arts where I am a section leader in the marching band, a member of the national beta club society, and a dancer in our school's ballet department. I also participate in numerous things like singing in the church choir, volunteering at the local hospitals, and attending my leadership summits. In the next year I will attend a university and major in biology on a pre-med track. My dream is to become a pediatrician and help all children who need it, not just the people who have the money for help. I have learned if you really want something its right there for you to get you just have to find out how!
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Qynette H.

Qynette H.

I'm a firm believer that dreams can come true, specifically with hard work.
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California
My name is Qynette. I'm 17 years old and a senior in high school via an accredited k12 home school program. I'm originally from Tucson, Arizona and spend my vacation time there although I currently reside in Los Angeles. I'm a firm believer that dreams can come true, specifically with hard work. At one point in my life, it seemed that I was destined to fail academically. All the education professionals said I was learning challenged but my mother believed differently. I stand firmly planted today about to graduate high school with good grades.
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Rebekkah S.

Rebekkah S.

Currently I am a member of my school's Taekwondo and Drama clubs.
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Texas
I am 14 years old, born and raised in Georgetown, Texas and enrolled in Chaparral Star Academy. In 7th grade, I was admitted into the Duke TIP program for young and gifted students. Currently I am a member of my school's Taekwondo and Drama clubs. I enjoy singing, dancing, acting, drawing, and spending time with family and friends. I hope that the Disney's Dreamer Academy will help cement the belief that you're never too old for something that once made you smile.
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Robert J.

Robert J.

I believe that with drive and ambition anyone can overcome adversity and achieve their "Dreams."
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Texas
I am eighteen years old born and raised in Houston, Texas. I am a senior at Alief Hastings High School. I am the President of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, the Political Action Committee, along with loads of other activities. In the community, I am the Education Chairmen for the Houston NAACP Youth Council and a supporter for HIV Awareness. I have a strong passion for Theatre. I plan to pursue acting professionally in hopes of starring in a major movie. I believe that with drive and ambition anyone can overcome adversity and achieve their "Dreams."
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Robert K.

Robert K.

I have encountered many trials and tribulations in life, but through them I have learned to rise above the drama.
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Texas
I am 17 years old sophomore at Hightower High School. I was a member of the Debate team and am currently recovering and reconditioning my body from a total hip replacement in June of 2010. I love to read, sing, dance, and act. I am striving to be a business lawyer or a NFL football player. I have encountered many trials and tribulations in life, but through them I have learned to rise above the drama, search for the light from God that guides my path and strengthens me through every adversity. My mom has been my rock, my role model and made me the man I am today.
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Roseshonda F.

Roseshonda F.

I will stay focused with the support of my family, church family and remembering my school motto: "Every minute counts", I will succeed.
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Michigan
I am a fifteen year old sophomore student at University Preparatory High School in Detroit, Michigan where I maintain a 4.0 g.p.a overall.I am a member of the National Honors Society, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Student Council, and I am very active at my church Fellowship Chapel and community.I love to sing, dance, and talk. In fall 2014, I plan to attend Harvard University, majoring in pediatrics and minor in business and law. I will stay focus with the support of my family, church family and remembering my school motto: "Every minute counts", I will succeed.
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Sada M.

Sada M.

I am in the 10th grade and plan on attending Morgan State University.
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Maryland
My name is Sada and I am 15 years old. I have lived in Baltimore, MD all my life and am currently enrolled in Renaissance Academy High School. I am in the 10th grade and plan on attending Morgan State University and have attended MICA for a special art class before. I have created a choir at my school and currently trying to start a step team. I haven't been in any big event but I have won certificates and honors for Language Art grades, my old choir, art, and math. I just love helping people and traveling.
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Savannah B.

Savannah B.

I believe that education is my ticket to success, and I remember this when I am going throughout my day.
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North Carolina
I am currently a 9th grader at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. I enjoy social studies in school and want to one day have a career related to medicine and international relations. When I graduate from high school, I hope to attend UNC- Chapel Hill or Duke. Some extracurricular activities I participate in are HOSA, JROTC Drill Team, and Speech and Debate. When I am not in school, I love to travel, ride roller coasters, and swim. I believe that education is my ticket to success, and I remember this when I am going throughout my day.
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Shala S.

Shala S.

I have been through many trials and tribulations in life and I have learned that in life you have to over-come the bad and outweigh it with the good.
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Michigan
I am 16 years old and I live in Detroit, MI. I am a student at Southeastern High School where I am part of the Technical Honors Society, National Honors Society and the Softball Team. I love to take pictures, and help people out. I am a very polite, silly and all around good person. I would like to become an anesthesiologist in the future, so I can help people with the pain they go through before birth or surgery. I have been through many trials and tribulations in life and I have learned that in life you have to over-come the bad and outweigh it with the good. When life gives you sour lemons, you give the world sweet lemonade , that's my motto.
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Stephen W.

Stephen W.

I hope one day special needs children get the same chances in school as the regular students do and without prejudice.
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Texas
My name is Stephen but I go by Elijah. I am a freshman at TCHS in The Colony, TX and am 15 years old. I currently attend a program for children with special needs and learning disabilities. I am interested in sports and plan on playing Basketball and Cross Country. In the past I have been on my schools student council and played football and basketball. I volunteer with my family whenever I can for local events through our recreation center. I hope one day special needs children get the same chances in school as the regular students do and without prejudice.
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Sumari B.

Sumari B.

I hope to attend Howard University and eventually become an entertainment lawyer.
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California
My name is Sumari, I'm 16 year old junior at Marin Academy in San Rafael California. Even though I go to school in San Rafael I am from Oakland California. I worked hard to maintain a 4.0 all 3 years of middle school and received a full scholarship to the high school I now attend. I hope to attend Howard University and eventually become an entertainment lawyer. I have a passion for fashion, I love throwing together new outfits.The time when I felt best in my life was while volunteering at Daraja Academy in Kenya for 2 weeks.
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T'Yanna W.

T'Yanna W.

I believe I can accomplish anything I set out to do. My favorite saying is get thee behind me haters.
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Georgia
My name is T'Yanna. I am a 16 year old junior at Jonesboro High School, an AB honor roll student and a member of the Finesse Models, Music Club and the Flag Team. I plan to attend Savannah State University where I will major in Law and Justice. After college I plan to become an attorney, then a judge. My ultimate goal is to be a Supreme Court judge by the age of 45. One of my greatest accomplishments was winning the Outstanding Witness Award during the 2010 Mock Trial Competition. I believe I can accomplish anything I set out to do. My favorite saying is get thee behind me haters.
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Taylor C.

Taylor C.

My philosophy is everyone has wondered am I good enough, starting with being good enough for yourself. With effort, lessons, grace, and God anything is possible.
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Indiana
I'm 17 years old from, Merrillville, Indiana. I'm a senior at Merrillville High School were I'm Drama Club President,in adv. show choir,community theatre,counsel member,and others. I will be graduating with highest thespian honors and later attending college majoring in music education and opera. I am also in my church choir and often a community service volunteer. I aspire to be a successful performer onstage and television,and humanitarian. My philosophy is everyone has wondered am I good enough,and putting up the blinders,starting with being good enough for yourself. With effort,lessons,grace,and God anything is possible.
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Travis J.

Travis J.

Throughout life I have learned that "Education is the key to be successful".
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Georgia
I am 14 years old, born in Atlanta, Georgia. I am a freshman of North Springs Charter High School whereI am a member of the Beta Club, Interact Club, "Tech Theater", andRobotics Club. Some of the thingsI love to do include acting, volunteering,and designing sets.Fall of 2015, I plan to attend UGA and major in Bio-Technology to become an dentist. Throughout life I have learned that "Education is the key to be successful".
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Tyra W.

Tyra W.

Life has been a journey and full of obstacles but I will continue to work towards my goals. I will be known for my ambition.
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Georgia
Ambition: an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame, or wealth, and the willingness to strive for its attainment. I am an ambitious young lady and I will be driven until I can't any longer. I thrive for the happiness of my mother, brother, and anyone else who has helped me reach towards my goals. I am finishing out my high school career at Fulton Science Academy (Alpharetta, GA) and I plan on attending Florida Southern to study nursing. Life has been a journey and full of obstacles but I will continue to work towards my goals. I will be known for my ambition.
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Wesley B.

Wesley B.

I believe I'm destined for greatness and will own my own music label and be a music mogal like LA Reid.
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Maryland
I'm Wesley, I'm 16 and live in Bowie, MD. I attend honors classes at CharlesFlowersHS. I'm a member of theAcademy of Finance andthe Travel Club. I visited the Securities and Exchange Commission in DC andhope to do an internship this summer. Music is my passion.I auditioned for X Factor and made it to the 2nd round in NJ.I serve God as ayouth usher and attend IMPACT at Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church. I believe I'm destined for greatness and will own my own music label and be a music mogal like LA Reid. With the help of my parents andDisney my dreams willcome true.
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Xavier P.

Xavier P.

Dreams of running again, being able to work help my mom and go to medical school to become a gynecologist. Pray to make it.
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Alabama
I am 17, a junior at Leflore High School, Mobile, Alabama. I'm a member of a high school fraternity, Imperial Knights. I enjoy fellowshipping with my I. K. Brothers and family in church, Have a passion for Dancing and playing football, but since being hit by a car I can only go and motivate my brothers at games, step shows and parties. Goals to bend my right knee, graduate and get a car we own. Dreams of running again, being able to work help my mom and go to medical school to become a gynecologist. Pray to make it.
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Zahra A.

Zahra A.

I am a 17 year old home schooled spoken word artist, born in Barbados, West Indies, raised in Jamaica, New York.
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I am a 17 year old home schooled spoken word artist, born in Barbados, West Indies, raised in Jamaica, New York. Through pen power I made it to the semi-finals in the Knicks Poetry Slam, won a scholarship to Black Girls Rock Camp; and was recently nominated for the Rising Star Award - NYC Parks. My love for sports has made me an avid golfer- First Tee NY; NYC Parks - swim team ;and a host of other activities. Alternative medicine is my passion because I'm amazed by the workings of the human body.
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