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The Dreamers Class of 2013

Our class of 2013 Dreamers has sat at the feet of Disney Imagineers, chefs, veterinarians, recording artists, fashion designers, media celebrities and other accomplished professionals. They have been inspired to go for it—to put their unique talents to work to achieve their dreams. Read what our Dreamers have planned now!
Aisha L.

Aisha L.

Upon graduation, I plan to attend Columbia University and become an Obstetrician-Gynecologist.
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Hollywood, FL
I am a 17 year old junior. I currently attend Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep in Miami, FL, where I am a member of the Knightingales concert choir, cheerleader for the boy's varsity basketball team, a student council representative, and junior class president. My leadership skills allowed me to participate in the ACTION leadership workshop. My passions include health, writing, and music. Upon graduation, I plan to attend Columbia University and become an Obstetrician-Gynecologist. I believe that all opportunities are blessings and through faith, perseverance, and optimism, no dream is unattainable.
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Alanna H.

Alanna H.

I hope to attend Northwestern University and study neuroscience.
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Plymouth, MN
I am currently an 11th grader at Wayzata High School in Plymouth, MN. I love to read and my favorite subjects are literature, composition and psychology. I hope to attend Northwestern University and study neuroscience. I love kids and I work in the children's ministry at my church as a Sunday School Leader. Outside of school, I like to debate, have fun with friends, volunteer with my church, and play basketball. I like to keep up with current events and I am very interested in politics and policy making.
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Aliya B.

Aliya B.

I would like to have a career in Astronomy or Astrophysics. My mom has lupus & graduated last May with her college degree.
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Philadelphia, PA
I'm a 14 year old freshman who attends John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School in Philadelphia, PA. I am a member of my school's volleyball and bowling teams. I love science and would like to have a career in Astronomy or Astrophysics. My mom has had a huge impact on my life. She has lupus and graduated last May with her college degree. She reminds me that I should always work hard and give 110 percent.
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Alyah S.

Alyah S.

I'm a 9th grade International Baccalaureate (IB) student at University High School in Orlando, Florida.
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Orlando, FL
I'm a 9th grade International Baccalaureate (IB) student at University High School in Orlando, Florida. My awards include: Principal's Award for Outstanding Service in 2012 and I was recently crowned Miss International Rose Buds-2012 from Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.-Gamma Delta Chapter. I plan to attend college at the University of Central Florida and major in Business Administration. I enjoy being a member of the Get-Real, girls mentoring program of the Girl's Scouts-Citrus Council and a member of the Youth Department, Choir, Usher Board, and Praise Team Dance Ministry at my church.
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Amani L.

Amani L.

I am 16 years old, born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. I believe to get what you never had, you have to do something you never done.
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Milwaukee, WI
I am 16 years old, born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I am a junior at Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School after switching from Milwaukee School of Languages for a better education. I am currently involved in play productions and GAP dance team at Greater New Birth Church, Rho Kappa Gamma step team at school, Mustangs Track Club, & College Possible. I plan to go to college and major in Law or Psychology. I love reading, writing poetry and playing sports. I believe to get what you never had, you have to do something you never done.
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Anthony W.

Anthony W.

My goal is to attend MIT and study computer science and electrical engineering to develop a device that will teach autistic and mentally challenged.
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Lavittown, PA
I am 16 years old, born in Philadelphia, PA, but now live in Levittown. I am a junior at Bucks County Technical High School. I am an honor student and in the Megatronics Engineering Program. I participated in the Agriculture Discovery Program at the University of Maryland on a scholarship and received college credit. I am a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and have received awards playing basketball and soccer. My goal is to attend MIT and study computer science and electrical engineering to develop a device that will teach autistic and mentally challenged people learning skills and communication. I believe if you help others, God will send others to help you.
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Ashlee E.

Ashlee E.

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 9. When diagnosed I promised myself to live life to the fullest, adopting the motto "I have diabetes, diabetes doesn't have me."
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Lincoln, NE
I am 18 years old from Lincoln, Nebraska and a senior at Lincoln Lutheran High School. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age nine. After being diagnosed I promised myself I would live life to the fullest, adopting the motto "I have diabetes, diabetes doesn't have me." In my spare time I run half marathons and climb 14,000 ft. mountains. I participate in NHS, FCA, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership, Insulindependence, and cross country. After I receive my Nurse Practitioner in Neonatology, I dream of doing medical missions in 3rd world countries and become a photographer for National Geographic.
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Asia  C.

Asia C.

I'm driven to explore & learn new things. I take all honor classes while participating in extracurricular activities, a member of the marching band, & the debate team.
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Fort Worth, TX
I'm 15 yrs. old and a freshman at Haltom High School. I was born in Rochester, NY, but currently live in Fort Worth, TX. I'm driven to explore and learn new things. I take all honor classes while participating in extracurricular activities, a member of the marching band, and the debate team. My musical ability allows me to play the saxophone, piano and guitar in my spare time. Upon graduating from high school, my goal is to attend college, major in computer animation and work at Pixar Communications. With GOD, faith and family, I believe I can do all things.
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Austin M.

Austin M.

I am a 17-year-old junior attending St. David's School in Raleigh, NC. I am active in theatre, play soccer, serve as a mentor to younger students, and help lead FCA.
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Cary, NC
I am a 17-year-old junior attending St. David's School in Raleigh, NC. There I am active in theatre, play soccer, serve as a mentor to younger students, and help lead FCA. Outside of school it is "my pleasure" to work at Chick-fil-A. My identical twin brother and I enjoy making videos, especially ping pong trick videos. We are the youngest of five children, including a second set of identical twins and an older brother. I aspire to go into a professional creative field. I find joy in creating and purpose in the Lord.
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Aziza H.

Aziza H.

I am a student-athlete and participate in track and field. I aspire to attend Baylor University when I graduate and major in optometry.
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Kansas City, MO
I am 15 years old and a sophomore at Lee Summit North HS. I am a student-athlete and participate in track and field. I aspire to attend Baylor University when I graduate and major in optometry. I plan on pursuing the medical field to help people. For me failing is not an option and I try my hardest in everything I do. My ultimate goal is to become more than the stereotypical African-American woman. My philosophy is goals cannot be obtained without hard work.
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Brandon H.

Brandon H.

I was defensive captain of my football team for 2 years before moving to Desoto, TX. I think it is important to learn from every experience.
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DeSoto, TX
God has blessed me, a high school senior, to achieve academically in many areas: Math, English, and Science. I was defensive captain of my football team for 2 years before moving to Desoto, TX. I think it is important to learn from every experience. For example, from football I learned to understand and creatively apply the concepts of leadership, team work, and communication. I hope to resume playing football on the college level. I enjoy fishing, playing video games, and landscaping. Although I have a multiplicity of interests, my greatest passion is to be of service to others.
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Brandon T.

Brandon T.

I am 15 years old, born in Cameroon, Africa. I now reside in California as I complete my senior year at Inglewood High School.
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Inglewood, CA
I am 15 years old, born in Cameroon, Africa. I now reside in California as I complete my senior year at Inglewood High School. I enjoy dancing and social studies. I am a member of The Omega Scholars fraternity club and the Vice President of the African Alliance Association step team in my school. My goal in life is to become a cardiologist because of my mom. She had a myocardial disease which she was born with. Every day I look at her, my desire to achieve this becomes stronger.
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Cameron W.

Brendan C.

I am a freshman at Coppin Academy High, a college preparatory charter school affiliated with the HBCU Coppin State University.
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Baltimore, MD
I am 16 years old, born in Baltimore, MD. I am a freshman at Coppin Academy High, a college preparatory charter school affiliated with the HBCU Coppin State University. We are encouraged to strive for excellence every day. I love to express my talents in the areas of art, history, and science/technology. I am currently interested in filmmaking in the fields of animation and documentary films. I hope to one day have a star on Hollywood's walk of fame. I believe that there should be more dreamers in the world because that is what made this country great.
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Cameron W.

Cameron W.

I am a 10th grader at The School for the Talented and Gifted at Townview Center in Dallas. I serve on Student Council and I am active in Girl Scouts and volunteering.
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Cedar Hill, TX
I am a 10th grader at The School for the Talented and Gifted at Townview Center in Dallas, TX. I serve on Student Council and I am active in Girl Scouts and volunteering. As Vice President of a Girl's Advisory Board, our service project was making 100+ pillowcases dresses for girls in Africa. I received the President Community Service Award from President Obama. My hobbies are cooking, cake decorating, drawing, piano, swimming and origami. I will earn a Bachelors and PhD in Food Science to work in Research and Development. I have a gift of helping hands and enjoy being a blessing.
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Camille A.

Camille A.

I am an 18 year old senior at Provine H.S. in Jackson, MS. I am part of the Not Here Club, Choir, Tennis Team, Softball, & Soccer team & a former Drama Club member.
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Jackson , MS
I am an 18 year old senior at Provine High School, located in Jackson, Mississippi. While attending Provine, I am part of the Not Here Club, Choir, Tennis Team, Softball, and Soccer team, as well as a former Drama Club member. After graduating high school, I plan to attend college where I will major in music. My career plans include: musician, singer/songwriter/rapper, actress, chef, entrepreneur (owning my own restaurants), and later on in life to become a psychiatrist. My philosophy is "If I believe it, then I definitely can achieve it."
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Caroline S.

Caroline S.

I am a 17 year old senior attending Paul R. Wharton H.S. in Tampa, FL. I am involved in Class Council, Beta Club, National Honor Society, and Legacy Student Ministry.
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Tampa, FL
I am a 17 year old senior attending Paul R. Wharton High School in Tampa, Florida. I am involved in Class Council, Beta Club, National Honor Society, and Legacy Student Ministry. I also participate in Girl Scouts and volunteer at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. After graduating high school, I hope to attend the University of Florida, majoring in pre-veterinary medicine. My dream job would be a veterinarian at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. working with exotic animals. I feel that success can be achieved through hard work, dedication, and motivation.
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Cesar C.

Cesar C.

I am an ambition driven 17 year old who strives to become a successful Social entrepreneur. I speak both English & Spanish & am surrounded by a multicultural community.
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Hialeah, FL
I am an ambition driven 17 year old who strives to become a successful Social entrepreneur. Born in Miami, FL, I speak both English and Spanish and am surrounded by a multicultural community. I attend Miami Springs High School, where I am a member of HOSA, DECA, and NFTE. I enjoy Public Speaking, attending government and business meetings, and playing golf and the violin. My dream is to study business at Stanford University. I wish to start my own company, so I can think of innovative ways to help develop whole communities to benefit society and humanity. From an early age I was taught that through hard work and dedication, anything can be achieved and that the impossible is possible.
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Chauncey D.

Chauncey D.

I am 15 years old and in the 10th grade at Cannon School in Concord, NC. After graduation, I want to attend MIT.
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Charlotte, NC
I am 15 years old and in the 10th grade at Cannon School in Concord, NC. After graduation, I want to attend MIT. My accomplishments include being selected to attend The Student Diversity Leadership Conference in Houston, TX; participating in the Duke Tip program for gifted students, and attending Deerfield Academy for a summer program. I believe that work in life isn't measured by being hard or easy, there's only a timeframe in which it will be done.
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Che' S.

Che' S.

I'm a 17 year-old junior at Horn Lake H.S. in Horn Lake, MS. I enjoy learning about new health achievements & hope to one day find a cure for cancer & Alzheimers disease.
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Horn Lake, MS
I'm a 17 year-old junior at Horn Lake High School in Horn Lake, MS. I enjoy learning about new health achievements and hope to one day find a cure for cancer and Alzheimer's disease. When I graduate from high school, I hope to attend Harvard, Vanderbilt, or the University of Southern California. Some of extracurricular activities I participate in are football, track, powerlifting, Beta Club, community outreach, volunteering, and the National Honors Society. My main goals in life are to help others, live a balanced life, and make a difference in the world.
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Chrystine G.

Chrystine G.

I am an 18 year old senior from Cypress, TX: in many classes, work as a part-time gymnastics coach & am involved in my schools photography, writing & debate programs.
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Cypress, TX
I am an 18 year old senior from Cypress, Texas. I participate in as many AP classes as I can shoulder, work as a part-time gymnastics coach, and am involved in my schools photography, writing, and debate programs. I hope to major in biology before advancing to becoming a pediatric surgeon. I plan to attend a school in the New England to experience some cultural and geographic change from a lifetime in Texas. <!--I believe that taking risks and opportunities build a stronger person and hope to live life with no regrets, and encourage others to shoot for their dreams.-->
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Clarke M.

Clarke M.

I am an 18 year old senior at East Mecklenburg H.S. in Charlotte, NC. I enjoy singing and learning about new fashion trends.
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Charlotte, NC
I am an 18 year old senior at East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, NC. I enjoy singing and learning about new fashion trends. One day I want to become a personal stylist and an owner of my own boutique showcasing many young designers in Charlotte. I plan on attending The Art Institute of Charlotte to study fashion merchandising. My two passions are music and fashion. They go hand in hand when it comes to expressing individuality. I believe that without goals one doesn't have a purpose...therefore, create goals and live on purpose.
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Cody N.

Cody N.

I live in Houston, TX and a junior at Lamar H.S. in the International Baccalaureate program, enjoy playing football & playing other sports outside of school
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Houston, TX
I live in Houston, TX and am a junior at Lamar High School in the International Baccalaureate program. I enjoy playing football for my high school, as well as playing other sports outside of the school setting. I like to watch movies, socialize with friends, and participate in activities with my church group. I am also a participant in a youth organization called Young Life. After graduating high school, I wish to attend Texas A&M University, majoring in Computer Engineering. I dream to one day own my own computer company. With hard work and dedication, all dreams are possible.
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Cristen B.

Cristen B.

I am 16 years old and a junior in high school. I've been homeschooled most of my life, recently I have started going to the Barre Technical Center part time.
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Barre, VT
I am currently 16 years old and a junior in high school. I've been homeschooled most of my life, though recently I have started going to the Barre Technical Center part time. I love music and cooking because it reminds me of the time I spent with my now departed mother. In my spare time, I love to write and go horseback riding when the weather isn't too cold. My goal in life is to be my mother's legacy, and to make her proud. Everyone deserves the chance to follow their dreams—I'm so glad I've gotten mine.
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Daniel B.

Daniel B.

I am an 18 year old senior at Grady H.S. in Atlanta and a 3 time leukemia survivor. I plan to go to college to study nursing with specialty in Hematology/Oncology in kids
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Atlanta, GA
I am an 18 year old senior at Grady High School in Atlanta, GA, and also a 3 time leukemia survivor. I plan to either go to college to study nursing with a specialty in Hematology/Oncology in kids, or study music engineering hoping to become a music producer (a Timberland type). In my spare time I am either working at my job at Chick-fil-A or laying down hits on my recording studio that I received from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I try to use the saying from Vince Lombardi, "The dictionary is the only place where SUCCESS comes before WORK," as a road map or an example of how I should live my life. I give a lot of my credit to my mother and brother for my success so far in my life.
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Daniel J.

Daniel J.

I am a 17 year old, 11th grader at University Academy in Kansas City, MO. I love to golf, and I am a youth minister at House of Refuge Family Worship Center.
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Kansas City, MO
I am a 17 year old, 11th grader at University Academy in Kansas City, MO. I love to golf, and I am a youth minister at House of Refuge Family Worship Center. I teach clay classes part time at the Nelson Arts Museum. I currently volunteer for RESTORE for Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. After high school, I plan to attend college where I will earn degrees in Theology and Criminal Justice. My goals are to be a business owner, minister, and mentor to other young men. I want to have my own line of tailored suits with shoes to match.
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Danye L.

Danye L.

I am a 14 year old freshman at Proviso West H.S. in Berkeley, IL. I hope to attend Northern Illinois U., the U.S. Naval Academy, or West Point.
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Berkeley, IL
I am a 14 year old freshman at Proviso West High School in Berkeley, IL, where I participate in N.J.R.O.T.C, Drill Team, Color Guard, and the Physical Training team. I hope to attend Northern Illinois University, the United States Naval Academy, or West Point. I want to join the U.S Navy and become a Lieutenant jg (Junior Grade) and/or go to college to be an obstetrician. I love to listen to music, watch TV, hang out with my friends, and go places. I work hard for what I want by setting high expectations for myself. I know if I actually put my mind to something, I'll get it done and that's legit.
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Darryl C.

Darryl C.

I am in the 9th grade at Rocky Mount Prep School. I am a member of the Future Business Leaders of America.
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Rocky Mount, NC
I am in the 9th grade at Rocky Mount Preparatoy School. I am a member of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). I am the president of the Teen Advisory Board at Braswell Memorial Library. I was nominated this year to attend the North Carolina National Young Leaders State Conference. I enjoy playing soccer, basketball, football, reading books, writing poetry, and listening to music. I plan to attend Harvard University and pursue a law degree. I believe education, dedication, and drive are the keys to becoming successful.
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Dashonnah G.

Dashonnah G.

I am 15 years old and was born in Newark. I am a sophomore at West Side H.S. I have won science fairs and tons of awards.
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Newark, NJ
I am 15 years old and was born in the City of Newark. I attend West Side High School where I am a sophomore. I have won science fairs and tons of awards. My goal in life is to become a choreographer. I love to dance and create dances. I have taught a 3 year old how to praise dance. I teach children from ages 3 to 12 years old. I want to be the best that I can be and nothing less.
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DeAndre Farris F.

DeAndre Farris F.

I am 16 years old and have lived in Shelbyville, KY my entire life. I am a junior at Collins H.S., where I am a member of the football team, baseball team.
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Shelbyville, KY
I am 16 years old, born in Louisville, KY, but have lived in Shelbyville, KY my entire life. I am a junior at Collins High School, where I am a member of the football team, baseball team, Black Achievers, Title Nine committee, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Titan Nation. Some of my accomplishments are All District Corner Back, Running Back, and District Player of the Year; Best and Brightest Player in the state finals game; and President's Award recipient. <!--My goals are to make honor roll and receive a division one scholarship in football and baseball, while pursuing a career in athletics. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing sports, training, and keeping God first. -->
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DeShone V.

DeShone V.

I am almost 15 years old and live in Saginaw, MI. I attend Carrollton H.S. I plan on attending California Institute of The Arts where I will major in film and music.
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Saginaw, MI
I am almost 15 years old and live in Saginaw, Michigan. I attend Carrollton High School where I am currently a freshman. When I graduate from high school, I plan on attending California Institute of The Arts where I will major in film and music. I am talented, get good grades in school, and I will be an animator so that I can entertain others. My philosophy for each and every single day is to never stop pursuing your dreams, no matter how big it is. With the help of Jesus, anything and everything is certainly and always possible.
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Demetre W.

Demetre W.

I'm 15 years old and live in Pace, FL. Keeping all A's on my report cards every semester, I maintain a healthy attendance record.
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Pace, FL
I'm 15 years old and live in Pace, FL. While keeping all A's on my report cards every semester, I maintain a healthy attendance record. Most importantly, I have scored very highly on the Florida FCAT test for the past couple of years now. My high scores have even been recognized by the Florida Senator, Donald Gaetz. I currently attend Pace High School, where I am part of the Pace High Patriot Band in the Drumline. <!-- I've been told that I'm a great defender for people, so I hope to become a very successful attorney.-->
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Devin S.

Devin S.

I am a senior at CD Hylton High School in Woodbridge, VA. I have a passion for community service. I am Vice President of a local chapter of Top Teens of America
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Woodbridge, VA
I am a senior at CD Hylton High School in Woodbridge, VA. I have a passion for community service. I am the Vice President and Miss Top Teen of a local chapter of Top Teens of America, a youth service organization. I lead a mentor program for young girls called "It's All About M.E." and co-founded the "Look At M.E. Now" program for young boys. Next year, I hope to attend a university to study accounting and social justice. I plan to live my life being the change agent I hope to see in the world.
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Deysha C.

Deysha C.

I am a 17 year old senior at Booker T Washington H.S. I am a member of the National Honor Society, HOSA, SNAFA & the Girls' Tennis team
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Norfolk, VA
I am a 17 year old from Norfolk, VA. I attend Booker T Washington High School where I am a senior. I am a member of the National Honor Society, HOSA, SNAFA and the Girls' Tennis team. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I plan to attend Hampton University and pursue a career in Pharmacy. I look forward to becoming a Pharmacist and helping people understand the medications they are taking. I know that I can accomplish anything that I put my mind to.
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Dominique F.

Dominique F.

I am 15 years old; I live in West Chester, PA. I am a freshman at B. Reed Henderson High School.
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West Chester, PA
I am 15 years old; I live in West Chester, Pennsylvania but was born at Bryn Maur Hospital. I am a freshman at B. Reed Henderson High School. My favorite class is science and hopefully one day I will be able to use the knowledge I have acquired and become a neurosurgeon. When I graduate from high school, I hope to attend University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Some extracurricular activities that I participate in are BSU, student senate, and volleyball. In my spare time I play travel volleyball, write, and hang out with friends. My dreams are my reality and I am never giving up on them.
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Dwight J.

Dwight J.

I am a 14 year old freshman studying creative writing at Douglas Anderson: School of the Arts in my hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.
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Jacksonville, FL
I am a 14 year old freshman studying creative writing at Douglas Anderson: School of the Arts in my hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. I am an aspiring poet, member of the National Junior Honors Society, 2011 recipient for the Tomorrow's Leaders Award, member of the National Urban League Incentive to Excel & Succeed nationwide youth initiative, and a plenitude of others. I desire to become a multi-genre writer, philanthropist, and spokesman. I personally feel everything has a deeper meaning; Any and everything has sub-textual context, but we as humans portray a lot things differently because of outside influences.
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Dwymesha M.

Dwymesha M.

I currently reside in Marietta, GA and I am a part of the elite class of 2014 at Osborne H.S. I am a student leader upholding a 3.9 GPA.
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Marietta, GA
I currently reside in Marietta, GA and I am a part of the elite class of 2014 at Osborne High School. I am a student leader upholding a 3.9 GPA. I participate in the "Red Sea of Sound Marching band" and in SGA & Junior delegates. I love to spend time with my family, draw pictures, and mainly paint nails. One day I'll own a Top notch nail salon in Atlanta and educate young children. My personal philosophy is "nothing worth having comes easy." With God on my side anything is possible; "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
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Ebony W.

Ebony W.

I am from Ringgold, GA, and a senior at Lakeview Fort-Oglethorpe H.S. I am a member of academic decathlon, journalism & student government
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Ringgold, GA
I am from Ringgold, GA, and a senior at Lakeview Fort-Oglethorpe High School where I am a member of academic decathlon, DECA, journalism, and student government. My passions are astrology, music, psychology, and creative writing. I aspire to be a clinical psychologist. I will be attending Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA in the fall of 2013, and will double-major in psychology and creative writing. My personal philosophy is I can have anything I want in life if I think I can.
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Edriece G.

Edriece G.

I am 17 years old, born in Sacramento, CA, raised in Corona, CA. My goals are to attend college with a major in clinical psychology and to further my track career.
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Corona, CA
I am 17 years old, born in Sacramento, CA, raised in Corona, CA. I am a senior at Centennial High School where I placed 2nd at State in Track for my main event. My goals are to attend college with a major in clinical psychology and to further my track career. I believe the hardest part of any journey is the first step. Human life would be so much easier if we were born into it with a roadmap and a flashlight. Some say we actually were, but we forgot where we put them. <!--I feel like part of life is creating your own path, making your own map, finding life's meanings, and defining your philosophy. The hardest part of your journey, once you've found your truth, is living it every day.-->
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Elizabeth M.

Elizabeth M.

I am a proud military brat hailing from CA, AL, and TX. I am 17 years old and attend Goose Creek Memorial H.S. I am in the top five percent of my class.
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Baytown, TX
I am a proud military brat hailing from California, Alabama, and Texas. I am 17 years old and attend Goose Creek Memorial High School, where I am in the top five percent of my class. I am a member of the National Honor Society and the Houston Leaders for Tomorrow. Although I am still entertaining all the possibilities of my future after finishing my education, I am absolutely positive I will find my way at Columbia College in the City of New York where I will be studying International Affairs, Film Study, and Comparative Literature. <!--My favorite quote is by Frederick Douglass, "Without a struggle, there can be no progress."-->
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Erica T.

Erica T.

I am a senior at Academy at the Lakes. I have traveled to Italy, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Jamaica, Mexico.
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Land O Lakes, FL
I am a 16-year-old girl from Tampa, FL. I am a senior at Academy at the Lakes. I have traveled to Italy, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Jamaica, Mexico. I participated in National Honor Society, NASA Inspire, Museum of Science and Industry YES, Girl Scouts, Computer Mentors, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Precious Pearls. I currently work part time at Kumon Learning Center as a lead math tutor. I have recently been accepted to the University of Central Florida where I will be pursuing a degree in chemistry or bio medical engineering.
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Faith B.

Faith B.

I am a 10th grade student at Novi H.S. in Novi, MI. I enjoy taking journalism classes at school because they challenge my creativity.
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Novi, MI
I am a 10th grade student at Novi High School in Novi, MI. I enjoy taking journalism classes at school because they challenge my creativity. I also participate in theater and my school's initiative to promote diversity. One of my favorite activities is volunteering to be an elementary school math tutor. The children I tutor are adorable and I love that I can help them excel in their education. My goal is to become a television news correspondent. Being able to provide people with knowledge and information is one of the best resources I can give because knowledge is power.
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Gabriel  R.

Gabriel R.

I was born in Atlanta, GA and I am a sophomore at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate H.S. where I am a member of the football team.
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Fairburn, GA
I was born in Atlanta, GA and I am a sophomore at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate High School where I am a member of the football team. Some of my hobbies include music production, camping, and volunteering at different organizations. I love to travel with my family and will go to Spain to study their culture and customs. AgDiscovery at South Carolina State University taught me a lot about taking care of animals. I plan to complete college, play in the NFL, and open my own practice for Veterinarian care. My dream of helping animals and playing football are closer because of this opportunity.
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Garrett C.

Garrett C.

I am 14 years old and in the 9th Grade at the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY. I am fond of History, French, and Mathematics.
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Brooklyn, NY
I am 14 years old and in the 9th Grade at the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY. I am fond of History, French, and Mathematics and plan to have a career that involves finance and international business. After high school, I aspire to go to the London School of Economics or University of Pennsylvania. Outside of the classroom I play soccer, participate in school plays, enjoy camping, and play in the school jazz band. My determination is the key to my success. Without determination I wouldn't be able to accomplish my dreams.
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Howard W.

Howard W.

I am a 14 year old freshman at Liberty H.S. in Frisco, TX. I play football and wrestle at my school.
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McKinney, TX
I am a 14 year old freshman at Liberty High School in Frisco, TX. I have lived in McKinney, TX for over 2 years now, but I am originally from Michigan. I play football and wrestle at my school. I have played baseball every year since I was 5. I would love to attend Texas Christian University on a football scholarship. My career goal is to become a Physical Therapist, primarily for sports related injuries. I would like to own and operate my own facility and possibly have a franchise. I don't think you will ever succeed at trying to be anyone else, but yourself. So I try to put my best foot forward at all times.
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Husain  A.

Husain A.

I'm a ninth-grade homeschooler. I've always been a voracious reader; however, during the past two years my passion has become public speaking.
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Jamaica, NY
I'm a ninth-grade homeschooler, born in Barbados W.I., raised in Jamaica, NY. I've always been a voracious reader; however, during the past two years my passion has become public speaking. Now I am a spoken word artist /educational rapper, a fearless orator, and a community activist. I won 2nd place speaker as a novice debater against jv at Columbia University, won a Battle of the Bard Shakespeare Competition, and do performances around NYC. I am currently a Schomburg Junior Scholar in African American studies. I participate on a swim team and play a mean round of golf.
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Ian B.

Ian B.

I am a senior at Curie Metropolitan H.S. in Chicago. When I graduate, I plan to pursue a career as a biologist; to both study & work with animals.
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Chicago, IL
I am a senior at Curie Metropolitan High School in Chicago, IL. My favorite subject is Science. When I graduate, I plan to pursue a career as a biologist; to both study and work with animals. My main extracurricular activity is singing with various choirs, both in school and at church. My passion is music because I believe that music provides diversity to every culture. My personal philosophy is that, "Dreams are limitless if you are willing to work, and make them come true." With the proper effort, you can make any dream a reality!
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Isaiah D.

Isaiah D.

I am a 15 year old sophomore at Piscataway High School in NJ. I have lost 30 pounds to help steer me from diabetes.
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Piscataway, NJ
I am a 15 year old sophomore at Piscataway High School in NJ. I have lost 30 pounds to help steer me from diabetes. I have been accepted to attend a computer science and engineering convention at the University of California in Berkley, CA. My hobbies consist of reading, watching movies, martial arts, and my school's game development and video game club. My goal is to one day become a video game designer/animator with my own company. Our reality is created by the choices we make. People must pursue their goals with excellence, ignoring all interferences.
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Izabella B.

Izabella B.

I am a 15 year old freshman at BVSW High School in Stilwell, KS. I am the oldest of 12 children.
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Stilwell, KS
I am a 15 year old freshman at BVSW High School in Stilwell, KS. I am the oldest of 12 children. I love psychology/sociology, cooking, photography, painting and reading. I have received the Presidential Community Service Award three times since fifth grade. I believe everyone should be treated with kindness and respect; that is why I make sure to stop bullying. I make a daily effort to spread as much joy as I can. <!--It is my intention to one day get a career in a field of psychiatry or law enforcement, perhaps in the justice system.-->
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Izaiha L.

Izaiha L.

I am 14 years old, born in New Brunswick, NJ, but have lived in West York for five years. My classes challenge me every day and push me to get better.
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Carteret, NJ
I am 14 years old, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, but have lived in West York for five years. I am a freshman at West York Area High School. My classes challenge me every day and push me to get better, not only as a student, but also as a person. My interests include basketball, reading, and learning new things. My goals are to go to the University of Michigan and study to become a neurosurgeon. I want to have a positive impact in someone else's life each day. <!--That pushes me to work hard and achieve my goal.-->
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Ja Tavia S.

Ja Tavia S.

I am a very diverse 15 year old, 9th grader at La Porte H.S. in La Porte, TX. I am active in Top Teens Houston Chapter, 4H & AKA High school leadership development.
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La Porte, TX
I am a very diverse 15 year old, 9th grader at La Porte High School in La Porte, TX. I am active in Top Teens Houston Chapter, 4H and AKA High school leadership development. My extracurricular activities include track, cross country, swim and orchestra. I plan to attend LSU and major in Psychology and minor in Sociology to become a criminal justice lawyer. My belief is that the only way to meet my goals is to set them high, aim, and reach them. I believe in working hard for what you want because it's the only way to succeed.
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Jada J.

Jada J.

I am a 16 year old junior at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, IL. I plan to work with troubled and endangered youth.
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Chicago, IL
I am a 16 year old junior at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, IL. I enjoy singing, praise dancing, and writing short stories. I plan to work with troubled and endangered youth to make a difference in their lives. I received The Job award at the age of 5 and was awarded with the Most Improved Student of the Year in 8th grade. My personal philosophy is, "Never give up on your dreams. If you keep trying, you can do anything."
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Jai H.

Jai H.

I am a 15 year old sophomore attending Wicomico H.S. in Salisbury, MD. I enjoy math, physics & have been on the honor roll throughout my academic career.
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Owings, MD
I am a 15 year old sophomore attending Wicomico High School in Salisbury, MD. I enjoy math, physics, and have been on the honor roll throughout my academic career. I enjoy playing baseball, football, and singing in the choir. I was also selected for Maryland's All-State Chorus. When not in school, I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to music, and traveling. Upon graduation, I dream of attending Harvard or Yale University to become a neurosurgeon because of my interest in the brain and to save lives. I believe that I can do all things through my faith in God.
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Jaida G.

Jaida G.

I am a senior at Newman Smith H.S. in Carrollton, TX. I am originally from New Orleans but relocated to Dallas at 10 because of Hurricane Katrina.
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Dallas, TX
I am a senior at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, TX. I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, but relocated to Dallas when I was 10 because of Hurricane Katrina. I am a cheerleader and captain at my high school. I am also in the International Business Academy and involved in a marketing club called DECA. My dream is to one day become a Marketing/Advertising Agent because I love the field of business and working with numbers. I also love being creative and helping people, and this career gives me the best of both.
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Jasmine G.

Jasmine G.

I am a senior at Dr. Henry A. Wise H.S. I hope to obtain a music scholarship due to my ability to play 5 instruments.
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Upper Marlboro, MD
I am 17 years old and currently live in Upper Marlboro, MD. I am a senior at Dr. Henry A. Wise High School. I hope to obtain a music scholarship due to my ability to play 5 instruments. I participate in the Marching, Jazz, Pep, and Concert bands at school. My extracurricular activities are AF JROTC, Color Guard, and Civil Air Patrol. I also play Varsity Basketball & Softball at school. I volunteer with the Legal Counsel for the Elderly at AARP. I want to be able help others to be successful individuals and to dream big!
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Jawaun S.

Jawaun S.

I am 16 years old living in Atlanta. I am a junior at Stephenson H.S. I enjoy learning about Marketing in school & one day want to major in marketing.
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Stone Mountain, GA
I am 16 years old, born in Atlanta, GA and have lived there all my life. I am a junior at Stephenson High School. I enjoy learning about Marketing in school and one day want to major in marketing. When I graduate from high school, I hope to attend UGA or LSU. Some extracurricular activities I participate in are football, basketball, and track & field. When I'm not in school, I love to go to the park and play pickup basketball games with my friends. I think that getting an education is very important because without it you have nothing. I remember this everyday and that's why I work hard to be successful in life.
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Jordan S.

Jordan S.

I am a 15 year old sophomore at Blackman H.S. in Rutherford County, TN. I am in Spanish 3 and enjoy knowing a different language.
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Smyrna, TN
I am a 15 year old sophomore at Blackman High School in Rutherford County, TN. I am in Spanish 3 and enjoy knowing a different language. Another class I enjoy is art, and I hope that one day I can draw pictures for my friends to have. I have a burning passion for books and I usually read them quickly. After high school, I hope to study to become a forensic pathologist. I believe that everything will get better with time and to not worry about things too much, and I try to remember that throughout my day.
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Kailah B.

Kailah B.

I am 16 years old, born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. I am in the 11th grade and attend King Drew Medical Magnet High School of Medicine & Science.
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Los Angeles, CA
I am 16 years old, born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. I am in the 11th grade and currently attend King Drew Medical Magnet High School of Medicine and Science. I have been extremely active in my school's social and academic life. I am in BSU& Peer Mediation, and I also volunteer at a horse ranch on weekends. In college I plan to have a major in Anthropology and a minor in Drama. After school, I'd like to pursue a career as OBGYN and also acting. I've always been extremely energetic and charismatic.
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Kalin H.

Kalin H.

I am from Davie, FL and attend St. Thomas Aquinas H.S. My dream is to become a M.D. Perinatal Specialist.
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Davie, FL
I am from Davie, FL and attend St. Thomas Aquinas High School. As a 16 year old junior, I am a member of the National Honor Society, Chapter Teen Vice President-Jack and Jill Inc, and Co-Founder of thinkBIG. I play Varsity Basketball, and I am an All-American in Track and Field. My dream is to become a M.D. Perinatal Specialist to help high risk women deliver healthy babies. I want to make a positive impact in my local and worldwide community. When I am not in school, I enjoy going to the beach, shopping, and family travels.
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Kayla J.

Kayla J.

An honor student at Rutgers Prep & Chief of Staff of the Leaders of Tomorrow program in Newark, an editor for school newspaper and co-founder of Nubian Beauty magazine.
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Somerset, NJ
I am a honor student at Rutgers Preparatory and Chief of Staff of the Leaders of Tomorrow program in Newark, N.J. I am an editor for my school newspaper and co-founder of Nubian Beauty magazine. I am the only female member of my school golf team and was introduced to the sport at age 3. I've been in The First Tee for 6 years, representing my chapters in numerous events across the country. My motivation for playing golf is to serve as a role model for youth. I am also a Red Cross Volunteer. <!--I aspire to attend NYU, Georgetown, or Yale with a double major in Journalism and Business. I believe in building a solid educational foundation for myself and I am making strides to achieve my goals. -->
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Kayla J.

Kayla J.

I am currently a 9th grader at Norview H.S. My favorite subjects are World Studies, Biology, and Art.
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Norfolk, VA
I was born in Richmond, VA and moved to Norfolk, VA at the age of 3. I am currently a 9th grader at Norview High School. My favorite subjects are World Studies, Biology, and Art. I've participated in Karate and Cheerleading for 6 years combined and have many trophies and medals to show my accomplishments. Once I graduate high school, I plan to go to college and major in the Veterinarian or Computer fields. I love animals and enjoy helping people in any way that I can. I would hope that one day others will share this same generosity.
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Kayla N.

Kayla N.

I am a junior in high school and a freshman in college. I attend Oakland Early College and Oakland Community College in a dual enrollment program.
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Pontiac, MI
I am 16 years old, born in Pontiac, Michigan. I am a junior in high school and a freshman in college. I attend Oakland Early College and Oakland Community College in a dual enrollment program. I volunteer by cooking at my church, New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. I have received an award from President Barack Obama for volunteering in my community. I would like to own my own restaurant. I plan on taking Culinary Arts and Business Management courses in college. When I graduate from high school, I will have an Associate's degree in Culinary Arts. My other interests include singing, photography, digital media and design. I believe that you only live once, so strive for excellence!
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Kelsey O.

Kelsey O.

I am a senior at Musselman H.S., graduating May 23, 2013. I take business classes such as Accounting I & BCA (Business Computer Applications).
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Inwood, WV
I am 18 years old, born in Martinsburg, WV, but I have lived in Inwood, WV since I was 13 years old. I am a senior at Musselman High School, graduating May 23, 2013. At Musselman High, I take business classes such as Accounting I and BCA (Business Computer Applications). I enjoy taking these business classes; I want to have a career in Business when I get older. I would love to attend Shepherd University after I graduate. Shepherd is my dream college to go too. I hope my dreams come true one day!
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Kendra N.

Kendra N.

I am a 15 year old sophomore at Indian Land High School in Fort Mill, SC. I enjoy traveling and exploring new things.
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Fort Mill, SC
I am a 15 year old sophomore at Indian Land High School in Fort Mill, SC. I enjoy traveling and exploring new things. When I graduate from high school, I'm planning on attending college to major in Culinary Arts, Human Services and or a Health Care profession. I'm a nominee and participant of the Mid-Carolina Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program, Point guard for the Indian Land Warrior girls' basketball team, and an active member of Indian Land High School BETA Club. My life motto is, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
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Kenneth B.

Kenneth B.

I am 18 years old and an active senior at Jack Britt H.S. My goal is to study at North Carolina State University, join the United States Air Force as an officer.
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Fayetteville, NC
I am 18 years old and an active senior at Jack Britt High School. My goal is to study at North Carolina State University, join the United States Air Force as an officer, and pursue a career in dentistry or another medical field. I believe life can be whatever you imagine it to be. Goal setting, personal determination, and strategic choices can act as life chauffeurs, taking you wherever you want to go in the world.
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Kiela B.

Kiela B.

I am a 13 year old freshman attending PA Cyber Charter School. My passions are reading, singing, and dancing.
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Philadelphia, PA
I am a 13 year old freshman attending PA Cyber Charter School and have lived in Philadelphia all my life. My passions are reading, singing, and dancing. Some extracurricular activities I participate in are swimming, piano, and the violin in the string orchestra. When I graduate from high school, I hope to attend Rider University or Arcadia University with a major in Pediatric Nursing and a minor in Law. My reason for these choices is because I believe that all children should be treated with love, care and given the support that they need to have a bright future.
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Kionna T.

Kionna T.

I volunteer at the School for the Deaf, and may also choose a career working with the deaf, which is my passion.
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Kansas City, MO
I am 16 years old and raised in Kansas City, MO. I come from a very large family. I have 5 brothers and 4 sisters on my mother's side of the family, and 8 other siblings on my dad's side of the family. I also have a nephew who lives with me who is like my brother. I am a sophomore in high school and plan to attend college. I want to be a police officer or a lawyer. I enjoy working with the deaf and love to sign. I volunteer at the School for the Deaf, and may also choose a career working with the deaf, which is my passion. I love to run track and play basketball. I also love going to church and spending time with my family.
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Kylah C.

Kylah C.

I am 16 years old and an 11th grader at Forest Park High School. I've been on the honor roll (A's & B's) for the majority of my life.
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Conley, GA
I am 16 years old and an 11th grader at Forest Park High School. Starting at a young age, I have participated in ballet, hip-hop, Jazz, tap, gymnastics, soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, basketball, and track/field. I must say I wasn't the best at all of them, but I was awesome at most. I've been on the honor roll (A's & B's) for the majority of my life. I want go to college after I graduate and become a remarkable fashion designer or lawyer. My dream is to create my own clothing, shoe, and jewelry lines. Fashion is my life. I love the fact that you can express yourself without even speaking.
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Lawrence B.

Lawrence B.

No matter how many changes I've faced, I've always persevered I am a freshman at Integrity Christian Academy.
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Clarkston, GA
I am a Boy Scout and sing in the youth choir at my church. Creating animation, writing stories, and playing piano is what I love to do. After high school, I plan to attend Georgia Tech and major in Computational Media, which merges computer programming with art. My dream is to become an animator. I attended Amario Andre's Art Academy. It was our field trips to Cartoon Network Studios that got me inspired!
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Lorea C.

Lorea C.

I am a freshman in the International Baccalaureate Program at Warwick H.S. in Newport News, VA. My goal is to attend William & Mary & become a prosecutor.
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Newport News, VA
I am 14 years old and was born at Shaw Air Force Base in SC. I am a freshman in the International Baccalaureate Program at Warwick High School in Newport News, VA. Science is my favorite subject and my goal is to attend William and Mary law school and become a prosecutor. I have been a part of the Student Council Association since 6th grade. I am secretary of the Freshman Student Leaders. I have volunteered at the local food bank packaging food and have mentored preschoolers at Denbigh Early Childhood's Head Start program. <!-- I also enjoy modeling and listening to music.-->
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Mahogany F.

Mahogany F.

I am 16 years old, born and raised in Hartford, CT. I am in the eleventh grade at the CREC Public Safety Academy.
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Hartford, CT
I am 16 years old, born and raised in Hartford, CT. I am in the eleventh grade at the CREC Public Safety Academy. I have been an attendant of the school since it first opened in 2008. I am a participant in the multicultural club at school and I am certified as an Advanced Youth Trainer in Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation. I would like to attend Howard University, UConn, or the University of New Haven. I want to achieve my goals of graduating high school, college, and medical school to become a Nurse Practitioner in Endocrinology.
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Marcus B.

I am 17 years old and a junior at Wolfson High School, where I am an honor student, a member of the National Junior Honor Society, and The Art Honor Society.
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Jacksonville, FL.
I was born in Columbus, OH, but moved to Jacksonville, FL when I was 3 years old. I am 17 years old and a junior at Wolfson High School, where I am an honor student, a member of the National Junior Honor Society, and The Art Honor Society. I've worked on the school newspaper as the cartoonist and I am a member of the Advanced Band where I play the saxophone. My goal is to pursue a degree in animation and possibly direct movies for Disney/Pixar. I am a huge fan of Marvel Comics and aspire to have my own comics and cartoons on screen someday. My philosophy is that if you work hard and stay focused you can be whatever you desire as long as you never give up.
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Marcus M.

Marcus M.

I'm a junior at Cary High School in Cary, NC. I want to become the youngest President of the United States.
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Cary, NC
I'm a junior at Cary High School in Cary, NC. I'm from Winnsboro, SC, but I moved last summer. During my 9th and 10th grade years, I was a member of Army JROTC, Student Government Association, Gospel Choir, Marching Band, National Beta Club, and I also worked at Subway. Currently, I am a member of Mock Trial, Navy JROTC, and I now work at Chick-fil-A. I want to become the youngest President of the United States. I strongly believe the choices we make today shape our tomorrow, and you can be anything you want to be if you put your mind to it.
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Marquese S.

Marquese S.

I am a 17 years old junior at Chief Sealth High School. I enjoyed playing football and was a running back, winning Most Valuable Player, until a severe arm injury.
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Seattle, WA
I am 17 years old, born in Seattle, WA where I reside. I am a junior at Chief Sealth High School. I enjoyed playing football and was a running back, even winning Most Valuable Player, until a severe arm injury. Although being injured is very traumatic, I plan on fully recovering and playing football again one day. My goal is to be a dentist and run my own dental facility. In the future I want to be the type of dentist that would gladly help less fortunate patients who cannot afford dental care, but need it. I feel I was blessed and given a second chance to live my life to the fullest and want to do my part to make the world a better place. I feel everyone should have a second chance...
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Mathama B.

Mathama B.

I'm from Cary, North Carolina. However, as an A Better Chance scholar, I attend Salem Academy, an all-girls boarding school in Winston-Salem.
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Cary, NC
I'm from Cary, North Carolina. However, as an A Better Chance scholar, I attend Salem Academy, an all-girls boarding school in Winston-Salem. I volunteer at my local YMCA's day care and participate in Model UN, Key Club, Young Democrats, and Film club. I love theater! Recently, I stage-managed my school's fall play and was inducted into the International Thespian society. Yet, my true passion is filmmaking. With three short-documentary films under my belt, I received a scholarship to travel to England to produce a film about British youth culture. I dream of working in the film industry one day.
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Melaine K.

Melaine K.

I am 16 years old and currently a junior at Brick Memorial High School in Brick, NJ. I am involved in many clubs and sports.
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Brick, NJ
I am 16 years old and currently a junior at Brick Memorial High School in Brick, NJ. I am involved in many clubs and sports. Outside of school, I love the arts and write in my free time. I am often told to "quiet down" because I tend to be bold and full of energy….AND extremely talkative. However, I realize that my voice should not be censored. A quote that I love is "The best thing you're ever going to do, you haven't even thought of yet."
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Micah M.

Micah M.

I am 16 years old and a 10th grader at Huguenot High school in Virginia. I love to play video games and I dream of creating them.
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Richmond, VA
I am 16 years old and a 10th grader at Huguenot High school in Virginia. I love to play video games and I dream of creating them. I have enjoyed participating in Boy Scouts, Peer Mediator in elementary school, Boys to Men mentor program in middle school, Upward Basketball, MLK Living the Dream leadership program, and FCCLA at school. I have also been an usher at church and waiter at church events, along with acting in church plays. I assist my Mom when she has computer problems and help my Dad cut grass, and I like to have fun with my friends. I am enrolled in a Robotics program at the Richmond Technical Center. All of these things make me the person that I am today.
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Michael S.

Michael S.

I'm the oldest of five children. I am a 14 year old sophomore at Charles Herbert Flowers H.S. in Springdale, MD enrolled in the Science & Technology Program.
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Bowie, MD
I'm the oldest of five children. I am a 14 year old sophomore at Charles Herbert Flowers High School in Springdale, MD enrolled in the Science & Technology Program. I plan to attend the University of Maryland and major in Engineering to become a successful Electrical Engineer and Professional Football Player. My extracurricular activities include playing football, where I was J.V. Team Captain, and track & field. I am active in my church, including usher, A/V, choir, Spiritual Warriors After Truth, and Youth ministries. I believe that in life you get what you go after.
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Monikah D.

Monikah D.

I am 16 years old and in the 11th grade at Eau Clair H.S. in Columbia, SC. In 9th grade, I completed NJROTC. I had many obstacles that I had to overcome.
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Columbia, SC
I am 16 years old and in the 11th grade at Eau Clair High School in Columbia, SC. In 9th grade, I completed NJROTC. I had many obstacles that I had to overcome. My dream is to become a Sociologist and to be a mentor to children of all ages. My number one goal is to graduate with a diploma. My passion is my family. Education is the key to everything because without one you wouldn't get far, and it would be difficult to get a well paying job to provide for yourself and your family.
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Nicholas P.

Nicholas P.

I am a 15 year old sophomore at Deep Run H.S. in Glen Allen, VA. I enjoy math & science, and express my creative talents in song/screenplay writing & video production.
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Glen Allen, VA
I am a 15 year old sophomore at Deep Run High School in Glen Allen, VA. I enjoy math and science, and express my creative talents in song/screenplay writing and video production. I participate in the Varsity Football team, Track & Field, and Concert Band. After high school, I hope to attend either University of Notre Dame or Penn State. I aspire to have a career that allows me to express my creativity. I'll always take the lesson from my grandparents to trust in myself and believe that I can do whatever I put my mind to.
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Nile H.

Nile H.

As a senior at Southwest Guilford High in High Point, N.C., I have been honored to become Captain of Varsity Cheerleading and Senior Dance Advisor.
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High Point, NC
As a senior at Southwest Guilford High in High Point, N.C., I have been honored to become Captain of Varsity Cheerleading and Senior Dance Advisor. I am in National Honor Society, Beta Club, Junior Classical League, Junior Civitans & Spanish club along with working as a Hollister Model. I aspire to become THE number one Sports and Entertainment Lawyer in America. I've been dancing since I was five, so it has also been a dream to perform on Broadway. I believe forgiveness is key to moving forward. If I work hard now, it will pave the way for my future and for others.
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Nyles H.

Nyles H.

I am a 14-year-old freshman at Pearl Cohn Entertainment Magnet H.S. in Nashville, TN. I play football and sing in the Pop Ensemble.
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Nashville, TN
I am a 14-year-old freshman at Pearl Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School in Nashville, TN. I play football and sing in the Pop Ensemble. I am also a junior usher and sing in my church's youth and men's choir. I sing in the MET Singers Honor Choir and was selected to participate in a leadership workshop at school. I enjoy Manga art and want to become a Manga comic book artist working in Japan. My motto is: "Time is passing; Are you?" This means to use your time wisely to gain everything you need in life.
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Nytesia R.

Nytesia R.

I am 17 years old and a senior at Robert E Lee H.S. in Tyler, TX. I am National President of Top Teens of America.
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Tyler, TX
I am 17 years old and a senior at Robert E Lee High School in Tyler, TX. I am National President of Top Teens of America, which is an organization where teens try to better themselves and also the world through the art of community service. Through this organization I am able to be an asset to my community. During the course of my life, I would like to write numerous books of poetry, be recognized as an international inspirational speaker, a psychologist, and an actress. "I believe that through Christ anything is possible."
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Quintavias W.

Quintavias W.

I am currently a 9th grader who lives in Simpsonville, SC. I attend Hillcrest High School and I am a Duke Tip Scholar.
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Simpsonville, SC
I am currently a 9th grader who lives in Simpsonville, SC. I attend Hillcrest High School and I am a Duke Tip Scholar. After graduation, I hope to attend the University of Georgia where I can study to become a veterinarian. My extracurricular activities include being a member of Kappa League and Boy Scouts of America, as well as being a volunteer at the Greenville Zoo. I enjoy playing the guitar and video games in my spare time. My personal philosophy is you will never achieve what you never begin...
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Raven  C.

Raven C.

I am a 17 year old senior at Frederick Douglass HS in Upper Marlboro, MD. I enjoy history & science and hope to continue my studies in psychology & medicine.
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Cheltenham, MD
I am 17 years old and a senior at Frederick Douglass HS in Upper Marlboro, MD. I enjoy history and science and hope to continue my studies in psychology and medicine. After graduation, I plan to attend Delaware State University or North Carolina A&T University. I volunteer at MBGC and National Honor Society sponsored projects. My extracurricular activities include Marching & Jazz Band and Varsity Softball. I enjoy baking, babysitting, and hanging out with friends. Sometimes the road to success is through trial and error, but what you prosper in the end will make it all worthwhile.
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Reaghan W.

Reaghan W.

I am a 14 year old girl with big dreams. I live in Yalaha, FL and attend Tavares H.S. I have worked hard & have been consistent with straight "A's" throughout school.
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Yalaha, FL
I am a 14 year old girl with big dreams. I live in Yalaha, FL and attend Tavares High School as a freshman. I have worked hard and have been consistent with straight "A's" throughout school. I started a club to assist students with disabilities to make friends at school, and have organized the restoration of a segregated cemetery in my town. My goal is to attend an Ivy League College, and earn degrees in general and special education. My parents have educated me in multiple aspects of life and I understand worthwhile things aren't given, but must be earned.
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Ryan S.

Ryan S.

I am 17 years old, a native of North Plainfield, NJ and currently a junior at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT.
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North Plainfield, NJ
I am 17 years old, a native of North Plainfield, NJ and currently a junior at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT. Some extracurricular activities I participate in are the Debate and Track & Field teams. I am also President of our Slam Poetry Association. When I am not in class, I love to listen to music and spend time with friends. My two long term goals are to open my own music publishing company and to open my own school. I live by Will Smith's motto of "If you are not making someone's life better, you're wasting your time.
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Sathya  P.

Sathya P.

I am a 17 year old attending Whitney H.S. in Cerritos, CA. I pursue creativity through inventing & golf.
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Cerritos, CA
I am a 17 year old attending Whitney High School in Cerritos, CA. I pursue creativity through inventing and golf, as I ardently question the possible re-innovation of any product or try to find a solution to a problem. In golf no two shots are the same; each shot requires imagination. The bridge between an innovator and an entrepreneur is leadership. As an Eagle Scout, I lead my thirty boys to build, paint, and place six owl boxes to combat a gopher problem in a nearby park for my Eagle Project. Innovator. Entrepreneur. Leader.
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Shamiraca  W.

Shamiraca W.

I am a 17 year old senior at Oak Grove H.S. in Hattiesburg, MS. I aspire to become a very successful corporate lawyer with my own law firm.
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Hattiesburg, MS
I am a 17 year old senior at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, MS. I aspire to become a very successful corporate lawyer with my own law firm. When I won Ms. Congeniality in the 2012 Tenth Biennial Pink Cotillion, I knew then my kindness meant something to someone. My passion is helping others in their time of need when no one else is willing to help because I love to see smiles on people's faces when they are back on their feet and continuing life where they left off. A personal philosophy I would like to share is, "The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet." Which means throughout the education experience it will be tough, but at the end it will be all worth it.
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Shena B.

Shena B.

I am 17 years old and a senior at Phoebus H.S. in Hampton, VA. I hope to one day have a career related to forensics science or computer science.
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Suffolk, VA
I am 17 years old and a senior at Phoebus High School in Hampton, VA. I enjoy photography, science and computers, and I hope to one day have a career related to forensics science or computer science. When I graduate from high school, I would like to attend a historically black college and university. Some extracurricular activities I have participated in are Phoebus High and Virginia Pearls wrestling team, Youth Act with Alternative Inc., <!--Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America,--> and Technology Student Association. <!--With my down time, I enjoy anything outdoors, travel and music. -->
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Stephen H.

Stephen H.

I am 14 years old, a native of Brooklyn, NY. I currently reside in North Carolina. I am a freshman at White Oak H.S., where I'm on the honor roll.
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Jacksonville, NC
I am 14 years old, a native of Brooklyn, NY. I currently reside in North Carolina. I am a freshman at White Oak High School, where I'm on the honor roll. I'm a North Carolina Association of Writers Award winner, an author, and the recipient of the Rising Star Leadership Award at the Steve Harvey Mentoring Camp in 2011. In the future, I strive to become an accomplished lawyer. I feel like there is no shortcut to success, so I put my best into everything I do.
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Sydney J.

Sydney J.

I am 18 years old & currently reside in Simpsonville, SC with my mother and sister. I am a senior at Carolina H.S. & Academy & an active member of the Health Academy.
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Simpsonville, SC
I am 18 years old, born in Greenville, SC and currently reside in Simpsonville, SC with my mother and sister. I am a senior attending Carolina High School and Academy and I am an active member of the Health Academy. I am also a part of the Student Government Association, National Honors Society, National Technical Society, National Arts Society, a Varsity Cheerleader and a delegate of Palmetto Girls' State. My favorite subject is math and I also enjoy art. I plan to attend University of South Carolina in the fall of 2013 to pursue a career in Pharmacy and later be an Educator in the same field. "I believe I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
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Sydney K.

Sydney K.

I am 17 years old and attend Northwestern H.S. in Rock Hill, SC. I am in the 11th grade & enjoy being part of the Varsity Cheerleading & Dance teams.
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Rock Hill, SC
I am 17 years old and attend Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, SC. I am in the 11th grade and enjoy being part of the Varsity Cheerleading and Dance teams. There are many different hobbies I have, which include arts and craft. One of my goals will be to have my own business, where my products can be sold. I believe that if you set high goals and work hard that you can achieve them.
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Tarena L.

Tarena L.

I am 16 years old, born in Indianapolis, IN. I moved 20 miles outside of Indianapolis to Fishers, IN when I was 6 years old. I am a junior at Fishers H.S.
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Fishers, IN
I am 16 years old, born in Indianapolis, IN. I moved 20 miles outside of Indianapolis to Fishers, Indiana when I was 6 years old. I am a junior at Fishers High School. I am a member of the National Honor Society and Student Government, and I am also the Class of 2014 Historian. I enjoy church, traveling, spending time with my family and photography. My future aspiration is to attend Indiana University majoring in political science and then attend law school. Major life experiences include President Award, Indiana State Senator Page, 2012 A.K.A Debutante, and Honor Roll at every level of education.
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Thomas-Anthony L.

Thomas-Anthony L.

After graduating in 2013 from Metropolitan Learning Center in Bloomfield, CT, I plan on attending Johnson & Wales U. or a HBCU to receive a B.S. in Business Management .
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Bloomfield, CT
After graduating in 2013 from Metropolitan Learning Center in Bloomfield, CT, I plan on attending Johnson & Wales University or a HBCU to receive my B.S. in Business Management. As a 17 year old young man, I've learned to never take an opportunity for granted, but instead put my best foot forward and be able to put that experience under my belt. Robert Frost said it best, "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." Instead of dwelling on the negatives and mistakes you've made in your life, one should learn and try to better his/her self. As a mature young man in society, that's exactly what I strive to do. I want to be remembered as a leader, not a follower. Day by day I plan to accomplish that.
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Thomas D.

Thomas D.

I'm 16 years old and I attend Apopka H.S. I am involved in student leadership within my school's choral department.
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Apopka, FL
I'm 16 years old and I attend Apopka High School. I was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, but I have lived in Central Florida for the majority of my life. I am involved in student leadership within my school's choral department, and that really birthed my interest in the performing arts. I was also recently inducted into the Apopka chapter of the National Honor Society. My dream is to become a successful fashion designer and entrepreneur. Nothing worth having comes easy, but I believe "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
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Thomas P.

Thomas P.

A senior at Aiken H.S. in Aiken, SC. From my life experience, I have learned to collect as much knowledge as possible to make an effective difference in anyone's life.
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Aiken, SC
I am a senior at Aiken High School in Aiken, SC. From my seventeen years of life experience, I have learned to collect as much knowledge as possible to make an effective difference in anyone's life. I am currently the president of the Aiken NAACP Youth Council, and I had the opportunity to attend South Carolina's Palmetto Boys State. I am in my fifth year of German and a member the German club. I aspire to become an engineer, and later a politician that truly makes a positive impact.
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Tiara C.

Tiara C.

I am 17 years old and a senior at Renaissance H.S. in Detroit, MI. I have a passion for helping others.
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Detroit, MI
I am 17 years old and a senior at Renaissance High School in Detroit, MI. I have a passion for helping others, whether it is giving advice or providing them some type of necessity. I take pleasure in learning new things. My favorite subject is math. I aspire to become a college professor after I obtain my doctorate degree in mathematics. I love to have fun and spend time with my family. After I reach my personal goals, I want to go back and help those who did not receive the same opportunities as me. With that, I'll be able to impact others and not become self-righteous in the things that I have accomplished.
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Tisara G.

Tiszara G.

17 years old senior at Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory H.S. in Chicago. I would like to attend Loyola U. to pursue my dream of being an anesthesiologist.
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Chicago, IL
I am 17 years old and senior at Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory High School in Chicago, IL. I would like to attend Loyola University of Chicago to pursue my dream of being an anesthesiologist. I enjoy writing because it expresses my thoughts when there isn't an ear around. During my spare time, I also enjoy playing volleyball. I am a strong believer that "I could do all things through Christ that strengthens me."
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Trechaun G.

Trechaun G.

I am an 18 year old senior at Valley Vista H.S. in Surprise, AZ. I enjoy basketball, math, science, and Christian ministry.
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El Mirage, AZ
I am an 18 year old senior at Valley Vista High School in Surprise, AZ. I enjoy basketball, math, science, and Christian ministry. I am a Junior Black Belt Instructor at my dad's Tae Kwon Do studio. I will attend Northern Arizona University in the fall as a Criminology major. I am passionate about sharing the Gospel with teens that have lost hope and reason to live. Many teens are nonchalant about the death of their peers and are immobile to help. <!--I will eventually start a program that helps students who are contemplating suicide find hope and joy in pleasing Christ, not others. -->
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Yaime E.

Yaime E.

I am a 17 year old senior at Texhoma H.S. I enjoy school because I love learning something new every day!
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Texhoma, OK
I am a 17 year old senior at Texhoma High School. I enjoy school because I love learning something new every day! I am involved in a variety of extracurricular activities such as band, yearbook, and student council. I also volunteer by translating and tutoring. I hope to attend Oklahoma Baptist University. My goals are to become a dentist; help people, build an internship program for students, and create a scholarship foundation. <!--"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela -->
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