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The Dreamers, Class of 2016

Disney Dreamers Academy is proud to present its candidates for the class of 2016.

Aaron M

I enjoy helping others and hope to one day be an outstanding mentor, to help redirect the misguided youth on to the road to success.
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Rochelle Park, NJ
I am 17 years young and currently a senior at Y.E.S. Academy in Paterson, New Jersey. Some extracurricular activities I enjoy are weight lighting, boxing, basketball, writing, and debating. I enjoy helping others and hope to one day be an outstanding mentor, to help redirect the misguided youth on to the road to success. My experience with a mentor helped me to see just how important education is in order to be successful.
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Adenike M

I plan to develop cities around the world because I want to make a difference in how people live.
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Atlanta, GA
I am a 15-year-old sophomore at North Atlanta High School and a scholar/athlete from Georgia. I am volleyball team co-captain, Student Government Association officer, Key Club Secretary, Yearbook Advisor and a National Society of High School Scholars member. As a passionate and driven individual, my dream is to attend the University of Southern California and major in real estate. I plan to develop cities around the world because I want to make a difference in how people live. I believe that those who dream, do. If you think it, your mind and body will push to conquer it.
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Adrian C

I hope to one day own my own funeral home in a large city and prepare famous peoples’ bodies.
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Ripley, TN
I am a 14-year-old freshman from Ripley, TN. I am active in my high school’s Student Council, the DECA organization, and both marching and concert band. After high school, I plan to attend college majoring in mortuary science. I hope to one day own my own funeral home in a large city and prepare famous peoples’ bodies. I have many interests including playing my saxophone, reading, and spending time with my family and friends. I believe that if you work diligently, stay determined and focused, and keep God first you can accomplish ANY dream you have.
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Adrian C

Ahmad (Jeremiah) P

My motto is “persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
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Baltimore, MD
In April 2015, the city I live in (Baltimore, MD) erupted in riots. It broke my heart to see the national guards posted on the corner where I once played. I am 17 years old. My goal is to attend college. My dreams are to pursue a career as an actor, television host, radio personality and philanthropist. Currently, I am an Eagle Scout candidate, junior journalist with WMAR TV Teen Media Project, Student of the Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, actor, varsity football player and peer minister. My motto is “persistence and determination alone are omnipotent”.
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Akolbia B

I aspire to be an Orthopedic Surgeon concentrating in Sports Medicine and have my own practice.
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Hermitage, TN
I am a 15-year-old sophomore at McGavock High School in Nashville, Tennessee.  A member of the Cambridge A.I.C.E Program, FCA and the American Red Cross Club at my school. I am also on the Youth Advisory Board  for the Metro Nashville Public Health Department. I have recently retired from competitive gymnastics after winning multiple state and regional titles. I do competitive cheer now. I aspire to be an Orthopedic Surgeon concentrating in Sports Medicine and have my own practice.
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Alana C

My goal is to attend Xavier University of Louisiana as a Biology/Pre-Med major and afterwards graduate from medical school and specialize in Cardiology.
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Detroit, MI
I am currently a senior at Cass Technical High School where I am enrolled in both advanced placement and dual enrollment classes. I enjoy singing, dancing and spending time with family and friends. I am president of the Urban League of Detroit College Club and a Midnight Golf member. I was also selected as a 2015 Bank of America Student Leader and have participated in a 10-day international travel experience with EF Educational Tours to London and Paris. My goal is to attend Xavier University of Louisiana as a Biology/Pre-Med major and afterwards graduate from medical school and specialize in Cardiology.
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Alanna W

My dream is to attend Princeton University and become a veterinarian.
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Dayton, OH
I am Alanna Wall and I'm 15 years old. I attend Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, Ohio where I play the violin in our Philharmonic Orchestra. I am the CEO and Founder of Polished Girlz.org. We host mini manicure parties for hospitalized children and children with special needs. I started Polished Girlz when I was ten, and now I have over 13,000 clients and teams across the US, in Canada and Mexico. My Dream is to attend Princeton University, and Ohio State University to become a Veterinarian for large zoo animals while expanding Polished Girlz globally.
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Alex G

I am currently creating an ocean conservation project based on the shrimping industry, and wish to become a marine ecologist or an aquaculturist.
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Port Charlotte, FL
I am a 15-year-old homeschooler born in Syracuse, New York. It was July of 2015 when I moved to Florida with my family. I particularly enjoy learning about marine life. I participate in a science program created by the Mote Aquarium in Sarasota and I am working towards my SCUBA certification. I also participate in photography, 4-H clubs, and I am currently in the process of creating a ocean conservation project based on the shrimping industry. When I graduate college I wish to become either a marine ecologist or a aquaculturist.
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Alize C

I would like to become a nurse one day and hope to attend San Francisco State or San Jose State.
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Vallejo, CA
I am a senior at Rodriguez High School in Fairfield, California. I would like to become a nurse one day and hope to attend San Francisco State or San Jose State. I enjoy activities such as spending time with my family, playing soccer and volunteering as a camp counselor. When I'm with my family, my favorite thing to do is cook and make memories. My goals in life are to be happy with what I do for a living, be strong with my faith and have my family right by my side.
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Anaya S

Once I graduate, my plan is to attend an out-of-state college to pursue a career in sports medicine.
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North Las Vegas, NV
I am a 16-year-old sophomore student at Cheyenne High school in Las Vegas, Nevada. I actively participate in basketball and trying out for track. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music and have an interest in modeling. Once I graduate, my plan is to attend an out of state college to pursue a career in Sports Medicine. My biggest motivator is my mother. She has maintained her job for 15 years, continued her education in the process, with hopes to better herself and create a better living for our family.
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Andre M

I love working on things that challenge my mind because action is the fundamental to success.
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Toledo, OH
I am 17 years old and a senior at Scott High School. I am from California and currently living in Toledo, Ohio. As life goes on, I plan on going to college and doing a double major in graphic design and business management. I also plan on starting my own company before I finish college. I’m not sure exactly what kind, but I am interested in street fashion and sports, so maybe I will end up with something bigger than Nike. I also love working on things that challenge my mind because action is the fundamental to success.
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Annie Eliza B

I plan to become an electrical engineer and one day work for Disney.
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Springboro, OH
I am 16 years old and was born in Spangdahlem, Germany.  I grew up as part of a military family.  I am a junior at Springboro High School where I am a member of the National Honor Society and the Treble Choir.  I believe that anything is possible through hard work, perseverance, and faith in God. I enjoy teaching pre-schoolers at my church about God and worshipping in the Youth Praise Band.  I plan to go to college after high school to become an electrical engineer and one day work for Disney.
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Antoine "D'lo " W

My ultimate goal is to start a foundation to mentor and help sons of single moms fulfill their dreams.
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Opelousas, LA
I’m a 16-year-old junior and honor student at Westminster Christian Academy. I love math, football and hope to be an NFL player. My dream is to become a mechanical engineer who designs automobiles, airplanes and roller coasters. I’ve also considered being a lawyer to help the less fortunate that can’t afford legal representation. Starting a foundation to mentor and help sons of single moms fulfill their dreams is my ultimate goal. My mom is my motivation, with her love and support I will succeed at fulfilling all my dreams.
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Athena B

I plan to be a neurosurgeon when I grow up and volunteer for Doctors Without Borders.
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McKinney, TX
I am a freshman at Ursuline Academy of Dallas. I am part of the Ursuline Swim Team.  I am involved in the YMCA Youth and Government program. I am also a member of Drama and the Refugee Awareness Club. A couple of my friends and I started a charity called The Sunshine Girls, and currently we are working with a children's hospital to make art baggies for children in the hospital. I hope to go to Harvard and pursue a medical degree.  I plan to be a neurosurgeon when I grow up and volunteer for Doctors Without Borders.
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Aubriana S

Making the world a better, more equal place is what I was born to do.
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Salt Lake City, UT
I am a sophomore at the Salt Lake Center for Science Education, where I focus on STEM classes. I enjoy these classes, especially math. While I am very studious, I enjoy getting out into my community. I am currently involved in mentoring teen refugees, which I love, because it's just fun. We laugh a lot. I am working towards a teaching career, but not until after I have gained some life experience helping people fight battles that no one should have to fight. Making the world a better, more equal place is what I was born to do.
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Autumn J

I aspire to become an orthopedic surgeon because I enjoy helping people.
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Columbia, MD
I am a 17-year-old senior at Atholton High School in Columbia, MD, where I participate in the National Honor Society, Delta Scholars and Poms Dance Team. Additionally, I work as a child care attendant at a physical fitness facility; volunteer at my local church; and coordinate an arts & crafts program for senior citizens via the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. My favorite hobby is dancing. I aspire to become an orthopedic surgeon because I enjoy helping people. My future plans: enter college and major in biology in fall 2016. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
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Breyana C

I plan to attend Holy Family University where I plan to receive my degree and become a pharmaceutical representative.
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Bensalem, PA
I am currently a 12th-grader at Bensalem High School located in Bensalem Pennsylvania. I enjoy playing basketball, working out, spending time with friends/family and writing about different things that are happening in my life and in this world. From high school, I plan to attend Holy Family University where I plan to receive my degree and become a pharmaceutical representative. In school I am a member of our basketball team and activities committee. When I’m not in school I enjoy going many places, seeing new things, and meeting new people. I love helping people out and being able to say I made a difference in someone's life for the better. I have many goals in life and I plan to do as much as I can to achieve them.
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Caleb M

I want to be an actor because I enjoy the process of becoming a character and love the emotional impact that works of theatre can have on the viewers.
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Las Vegas, NV
I am 15 years old and a sophomore at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. I major in theatre, but I also enjoy drawing, poetry, and recently I began singing. I am a huge fan of Star Wars and superheroes. I want to be an actor because I enjoy the process of becoming a character. I also love the emotional impact that works of theatre can have on the viewers. Acting is a unique way to have a positive impact on the world.
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Carolina R

I plan to create comic books and be an animator or cartoonist for Disney.
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Senoia, GA
I am 16 years old and I attend East Coweta High School. Ever since I was a little girl I've watched Disney movies, from Bambi to Pete's Dragon. As I grew, I realized that I wanted to be an animator or cartoonist for Disney. I took Visual Arts 1 and 2, Drawing 1, and currently I am taking Pottery 1. When I graduate from high school and college, I plan on creating comic books based on my characters and write stories about them. I have this belief that the stars that shine the most are dreams made true, and I hope to join the stars.
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Casey J

I always want art to be a huge part of my life because it helps me express myself in a way nothing else can.
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Andover, MN
I'm 17 years old and a senior at Andover High School in Andover, Minnesota. My favorite class is my AP Studio Art class. I have always had a passion for art and hope Disney will help me take my passion to the next level. My other hobbies include dance, knitting, reading, and volunteering. I always want art to be a huge part of my life because it helps me express myself in a way nothing else can.
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Catherine B

I plan to graduate from dental school and one day open my own practice.
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West Monroe, LA
I am a 17-year-old senior who enjoys being involved in my school and community. Currently, I am Student Body President, a member of the golf team, choir, and active in several clubs. I am a member of First West Baptist Church, and am particularly proud of being a volunteer for MedCamps of Louisiana. I plan on obtaining my undergraduate degree in Biology or Biomedical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. I would then like to further my dreams by continuing on to dental school and one day opening my own practice.
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Chancie B

My goal is to be a successful US Naval Officer, but my dream is to become President of the United States.
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Bowie, MD
I am a 16-year old junior at Bowie High School, serving as Junior Class President; NJROTC Platoon Commander; and marching band trumpeter. Outside of school, I am a Petty Officer in the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps. After graduation, I plan to study mechanical engineering and political science at the US Naval Academy or one of the other US service academies. My goal is to be a successful US Naval Officer. However, my dream is to become President of the United States. My motto is “If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.”
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Chase K

Opening art spaces for teenagers to provide a space for expression as an alternative to violence is one of my dreams.
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New Haven, CT
I attend James Hillhouse High School in New Haven, CT. Creating digital art, murals, producing music and films are my passions. As a Summer Science Scholar at Yale University, I studied neurobiology. I also interned at the Yale Art Galley. I hope to combine my interest in art and neuroscience and take entrepreneurship classes in college. Opening art spaces for teenagers to provide a space for expression as an alternative to violence is one of my dreams. Volunteering this summer to teach kids art was a great experience. I play Varsity football and have been selected to several All-American teams and listed in the top 100 Freshman. As a student in the Yale World Languages H.S program, I study Japanese.
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Chase R

I plan on attending college to pursue my dream of becoming a Disney Imagineer.
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Trussville, AL
I am 18 years old, a senior in High school and was born in Birmingham, Alabama. After high school I plan on attending college to pursue my dream of becoming a Disney Imagineer. From a young age I have been interested in both photography and the Disney Parks. After merging these two passions, I created an Instagram account, @Imagineerinsta, where I am able to share my love of Disney with thousands of people.
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Deja K

I hope to become an elasmobranchologist, a marine biologist who specializes in sharks and rays.
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Oklahoma City, OK
I am 17 years old and a senior at Casady School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where I participate in Science Olympiad, Drama, Choir, and Volleyball. I play video games, read comic books, and binge watch T.V. shows on Netflix. I love to give back to my community by teaching science to kids. I hope to become an elasmobranchologist, a marine biologist who specializes in sharks and rays. I plan to remain active in artistic activities such as singing and costume design as well. It is important that my life has a good balance of academics and artistic expression throughout.
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Devin E

I dream of becoming a media production specialist at Walt Disney Imagineering.
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Los Angeles, CA
I am a 14-year-old, 4.0-GPA high school student, born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I attend the California Academy Mathematics & Science High School in Carson California located on CSUDH college campus. I love science, math, robotics, engineering and video games. I dream of becoming a media production specialist at Walt Disney Imagineering. I love to play guitar and my hobby is photography. My career goal is to combine my love of video games, YouTube, imagination, creativity, fun, science, robotics and engineering all in one.
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Doryan M

My plan in life is to become a motivational speaker and talk to teens about making better choices in fun ways.
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Charlotte, NC
I am now currently 15 years old at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology in Charlotte, NC. I enjoy my computer and writing classes and I hope to participate in an animation club at my school. When I graduate from high school, it is my plan to attend North Carolina Agriculture and Technology State University and major in Electronics Technology and Graphic Communication Systems. In my spare time, I record services at my church, ride rollercoasters, and write stories. My plan in life is to become a motivational speaker and talk to teens about making better choices in fun ways.
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Drehanna S

I want to become a lawyer, and I also enjoy science and math.
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Atlanta, GA
I am 14 years old, born in Springfield, Massachusetts, but raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I am currently a 9th grader at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, based on getting all kids to and through college (Knowledge Is Power Program). I want to become a lawyer, and I also enjoy science and math. When I graduate, I will attend Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Georgia, or Georgia State. Some extracurricular activities I participate in include being the girl's basketball manager, Black Ice step team member, and Student Government Association member. When I'm not in school, I love to sing and dance.
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Dyamond B

My goal is to become a psychologist in the mental health field and hope to make this world a better place.
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Vallejo, CA
I am a junior at Mare Island Technology Academy (MIT) and currently the co-captain of the MIT Step Team. I’m also a member of the BSU, AVID & Willie B. Adkins program. I enjoy volunteering throughout my community and church. I also compete in a Christian pageant, National American Miss (NAM). I visit various schools and churches and speak on the effects of bullying. My goal is to become a psychologist in the mental health field and hope to make this world a better place.
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Dylan C

I am fascinated by the Biomedical Engineering field and hope to use my talents to benefit others by contributing to the development of technologically advanced prosthetics and lifesaving organs.
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Palmyra, VA
I am a 16-year-old Sophomore at Fluvanna County High School. I am fascinated by the Biomedical Engineering field and hope to use my talents to benefit others by contributing to the development of technologically advanced prosthetics and lifesaving organs. I have participated in the National Youth Leadership Forum in Boston, built robots in classes at Piedmont Valley Community College and the University of Virginia, and participated on a winning team at a First Lego competition. I enjoy volunteering with disabled youth in my community, as well as playing tennis, airsoft and video games with my friends.
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Dymon A

My plans are to major in Aerospace Engineering or Chemical Engineering.
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Goldsboro, NC
I am a 16-year-old junior at Eastern Wayne High School in Goldsboro, N.C. I enjoy all of my subjects in school, but my favorite subjects are science and math. After graduation, my plans are to attend N.C. A&T State Univ. or N.C. State Univ. and major in Aerospace Engineering or Chemical Engineering. Some of my extracurricular activities include: Girl Scouts, Goldsboro Mayor’s Youth Council, Junior Leadership of Wayne County, National Honor Society, EWHS Ambassador, National Society of High School Scholars & Junior R.O.T.C. I am the 2015-2017 Goldsboro Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, “Miss Jabberwock.” “Through faith all things are possible.”
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Ellis G

I plan to get a degree in Kinesiology studying sports medicine, and my dream is to play in the NFL.
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Murrieta, CA
I am 17 years old and a senior at Vista Murrieta High School. I live in Murrieta California. I’ve enjoyed playing all sports, my favorite being Football. When I graduate I plan to attend one of the California State colleges and play football at the next level for Cal State Fresno or San Diego State. I plan to get a degree in Kinesiology, studying sports medicine. My dream is to play in the NFL, if I can’t play in the NFL with my degree I can still help athletes doing something I cherish.
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Ellis Glover

Ellxis H

Whatever I decide my career goal to be, I know that it will be one that will utilize my compassion for helping others.
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Summerville, SC
I am a 16-year-old junior at Fort Dorchester High School in Summerville, South Carolina. After school, I am involved in my church youth group where we volunteer in our community, attended pro-life rallies, and stand up for relevant causes such as the Charleston Nine. I recently became employed at a local consignment store. My plans after high school include attending either the College of Charleston or Charleston Southern University. Although, I haven't decided on a career choice whatever I decide my career goals to be I know that it will be one that will utilize my compassion for helping others.
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Emily B

My fight with cancer has inclined my future career goal to become a pediatric art therapist and work in hospitals to positively influence the lives of young cancer victims.
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Morganville, NJ
Having been diagnosed with cancer, I was inspired to aid young cancer patients. My fight with cancer has inclined my future career goal to become a Pediatric Art Therapist and work in hospitals to positively influence the lives of young cancer victims. I am 17 years old, and a senior at Marlboro High School in NJ. The accomplishment I am most proud of is that I have raised over $10,000 for a local cancer foundation. I believe everyone should always be spontaneous and adventurous because you never know when your life can change.
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Gabrielle K

My dream is to become an OBGYN Doctor and also travel the world to gain new knowledge and experiences.
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Houston, TX
I am 16 years old and I'm a junior at Langham Creek High School. I am President and founder of Diversity Club at my school. I've been in track since 7th grade. Other extra curricular activities I am in are Ocean Bowl, HOSA, Student Council, United Nations and Diamond Dolls. I've visited 7 different countries in Europe which were England, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria. I really enjoy learning about people and different cultures. My dream is to become an OBGYN Doctor and also travel the world to gain new knowledge and experiences.
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Gabrielle King

Imani H

I am passionate about paying it forward and hope to one day leave a powerful legacy encouraging others to give back to their communities as well.
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Wyoming, MI
I am currently a senior at Wyoming High School in Wyoming, Michigan. Upon graduation I plan on attending Howard or Clark-Atlanta University where I will double major in business and mass communications. In my free time I love to dance, step, and play rugby. I also enjoy volunteering through different organizations such as National Honor Society, Wyoming Teen Council, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.’s Archonette Youth Group. I am passionate about paying it forward and hope to one day leave a powerful legacy encouraging others to give back to their communities as well.
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India P

My dream is to become a general surgeon and to have my own practice.
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Latta, SC
I am a 17-year-old senior at Latta High School in Latta, South Carolina. I am a part of the International Baccalaureate program. My dream is to become a general surgeon and to have my own practice. I am a member of the National Honor Society and Interact Club. In my spare time, I enjoy writing poetry. My poem “The Fatherless Daughter Cry” has been published in the book, Our Invisible Cries in the Dark by Angela Carr Patterson. Knowing where you come from, living your full potential and keeping God first are all very important in our everyday lives.
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Izaiah H

I enjoy history and math and want to pursue a career in sports medicine.
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Richmond, VA
I am 16 years old and have lived in Richmond all my life. I am currently an 11th-grader at Varinia High School. I enjoy History and Math and want to pursue a career in sports medicine. When I graduate from high school I would like to attend, LSU, Hampton University, or ODU. I am in FCCLA currently and still looking for more school activities to join at school. When at home I like to talk to my friends or throw around the football with my brother. One day I would like to give back to my community.
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Jacoby F

I am part of the Technology Student Association and plan to become a mechanical engineer.
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Duluth, GA
I am Jacoby F., a 15-year-old sophomore from Duluth, Georgia who attends Duluth High School. There I am part of the Beta Club and Technology Student Association. I plan to attend one of the top engineering universities after graduation. As I grow older I plan to become a mechanical engineer (who formulates a life-changing invention). My priorities lie with God, my future, and family. Also I love to volunteer, play sports, spend time with others, code occasionally, and read. Additionally, I have quite the fondness for bowties, watches, and other stylish, mannish wear.
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Jaelyn E

My dream is to become a movie director and to give people hope and new perspectives on different issues through my movies.
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Blythewood, SC
I was born in Greenville, South Carolina. I have grown up with my mom and dad, and two brothers, one older and one younger. I am currently a sophomore at Blythewood High School in Blythewood, South Carolina. Outside of school, I am on my school's varsity tennis team, in Girl Scouts of America, and in Jack and Jill of America, Inc. My dream is to become a movie director and to give people hope and new perspectives on different issues through my movies. I also hope to inspire other aspiring young filmmakers, especially minority females.
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Jalena G

I strive to become the best dancer that I can be, so that one day I can reach my goal and open a dance studio.
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Nashua, NH
Hi! I'm 17 years old and I live in Nashua, New Hampshire. Dance is my passion, and I started dancing when I was 3 years old. I do tap, jazz, ballet, modern and contemporary. I strive to become the best dancer that I can be, so that one day I can reach my goal and open a dance studio. I love animals, roller coasters and reading way too much, and the beach is my favorite place to be. I'm a firm believer in people following their dreams and doing what makes them happy, no matter what anyone has to say.
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Jalen G

I am involved with tutoring at-risk students and volunteering in the community, and my goal is to own my own business.
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Bowie, MD
I am a 15-year-old high school sophomore at Gonzaga College High School. I live in Bowie, Maryland. I am involved with tutoring at-risk students and volunteering in the community. I enjoy playing different sports, but I have been playing hockey since I was 6 years old. I am the starting varsity hockey goalie for my high school and for the U16 Maryland AAA travel hockey team. My favorite subjects are geometry and history. I would like to go to college and study business and maybe law. My goal is to be a business owner in the future.
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Jalysse B

I believe that I can achieve any goal that I set for myself. I plan to pursue a career in marketing management.
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Tulsa, OK
I am 18 years old, born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I am currently a senior at Booker T. Washington High School. I am the Parliamentarian for the class of 2016, the president of my school's DECA Chapter, and a 4-year runner for the Varsity Track and Field team. I enjoy working out, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. I plan to attend a 4-year university in the fall to pursue a career in marketing management. I believe that I can achieve any goal that I set for myself.
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Jamya P

My dream is to cure many people and be an asset in the medical field’s fight for a cure to end all diseases.
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Monticello, AR
I am a freshman at Monticello High School in Monticello, AR. I am currently 14 years old, born in Alabama, but have lived in Monticello since I was about 3 years old. I enjoy playing piano, flute and guitar. My favorite subject in school is math and I hope to be valedictorian of my class. When I graduate from high school my goal is to attend either Harvard, Yale, or Princeton. My dream is to cure many people and be an asset in the medical field’s fight for a cure to end all diseases.
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Jarielle N

My personal philosophy is: a change of mind is what you get when you follow your heart.
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Mesquite, TX
I am currently a senior at John Horn High School in Mesquite, Texas, where I am proudly graduating with honors and as a member of the National Honor Society. I am currently involved in numerous organizations in and outside of school including the Junior World Affairs Council, Speech and Debate club and the Carver Heights Angelic Choir. I hope to grow up and become a philanthropist so that I can give back to my community and inspire young adults like me. My personal philosophy is: a change of mind is what you get when you follow your heart.
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Jaylin G

My ultimate goal in life is to engage in small business startup in the men's fashion industry and invest in the creative ideas of aspiring teens like myself.
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Union City, GA
I am a 16-year-old student at North Springs Charter High in Sandy Springs. I love travel, music, photography, fashion and cars. My ultimate goal in life is to engage in small business startup in the men's fashion industry, invest in the creative ideas of aspiring teens like myself and launch a homeless/less fortunate program that puts people who have fallen under hard times back on their feet. Lastly, I would like to travel the world inspiring people to strive for their dreams and not be afraid to be different, and teach people the difference between jealousy and constructive criticism.
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Jesus M

I want to be an advocate for leadership in my future community and help inspire those around me.
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Kent, WA
I am currently a 12th-grader attending Thomas Jefferson High School In Auburn, Washington. I love being involved in my school, a few things I do are: Yearbook Club, Speech and Debate Club, Black Student Union, Emergency Response Club, Football, Advanced Leadership/Mentoring. I am also the School's ASB President. I am very passionate about leadership and my main goal in life is to pursue a degree in education so that hopefully one day I can be a leadership teacher. I want to be an advocate for leadership in my future community and help inspire those around me.
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Jonah H

My goal is to become a physical therapist so that I can bring relief and comfort to those in pain.
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Bessemer, AL
I am 16 years old, born in Bessemer, Alabama and have lived here all my life. I am a junior at McAdory High School. I am involved with many clubs and organizations such as National Honor Society, Student Government Association, and Honors Math Club (Mu Alpha Theta). I am the trumpet section leader and sit first chair in my high school band. I love the outdoors, especially hammocking, camping, and hiking. My goal is to become a Physical Therapist so that I can bring relief and comfort to those in pain.
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Jonah Hadaway

Jordan W

I am a public speaker and the author of two books, and my goal is to create entrepreneurial endeavors that will change the world.
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Duluth, GA
I am a 17-year-old entrepreneur from Atlanta, GA and a senior at Greater Atlanta Christian School. I am the co-founder of Young Moguls Brand, an urban clothing line that promotes a message of entrepreneurship. I am also a public speaker and the author of two books, Who Needs an Allowance? and the Teenpreneur Marketing Guide. My interests include playing basketball, traveling, and watching movies. When I graduate from high school, I hope to attend the University of Pennsylvania or UNC-Chapel Hill and major in Business Management. My goal is to create entrepreneurial endeavors that will change the world.
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Jordan W

I want to volunteer in the Peace Corps, become a pediatric oncologist, and start my own practice when I grow older.
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Chicago, IL
My name is Jordan Williams. I am 16 years old, born and raised in Chicago, IL. I have and still do attend Whitney M. Young Magnet High School from 7th grade until now (11th), the place that has shaped majority of my life choices. I would like to attend Howard or Syracuse University in the fall of 2017 to study developmental psychology and public health. I want to volunteer in the Peace Corps, become a pediatric oncologist, and start my own practice when I grow older.
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Justin G

My goal is to develop amazing prosthetics that will help many people with severe injuries live their lives with renewed independence.
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Miami, FL
I am 17 years old, born and raised in Miami, Florida and a senior at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School. I extremely enjoy my STEM course and VEX Robotics Team because I am able to fulfill my desire to create. I am an officer and member in numerous Honor Societies and school organizations. I intend to use my talent of creativity and my goal of an engineering degree to develop amazing prosthetics that will help many people with severe injuries live their lives with renewed independence and dignity. I hope to attend MIT, Purdue, Georgia Tech, UF or UCF.
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Justin Gonzalez

Justin R

I strive for an occupation that allows me to be creative, innovative, imaginative and make something awesome.
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Brockport, NY
I am currently a senior in high school living in upstate New York. I enjoy the entrepreneurial life as my family owns and operates a Christmas tree farm. In school my favorite subjects are Broadcast Media Production, Psychology and especially History. I enjoy being creative whether it is through drawing or creative writing as well as working with technology. Post high school my goal is to attend college to study Architecture. I strive for an occupation that allows me to be creative, innovative, imaginative and make something awesome. “Knowledge is Power,” and I couldn’t agree more.
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K'deja C

I am an artistic girl and a 90s kid who wants to pursue careers in fashion design, photography and journalism.
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Miami, FL
My name is K'deja, but feel free to call me KC. I am 16 years old and a junior at Dr. Michael Krop Senior High. I am an artistic girl and a 90s kid who wants to pursue careers in fashion design, photography and journalism. I hope to attend college mainly in New York and Atlanta, but I wouldn't mind staying in Miami either. Not to mention I am athletic and play volleyball and softball, but I currently run track and field for my school.
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K'deja Correa

Kaitlyn M

In my free time I like to dance, sing, draw and volunteer. I plan to go to college and have dreams of becoming a Pharmacist.
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Troy, MI
I am 16 years old and currently a junior at Troy Athens High School in Troy, Michigan.  I have been an honor roll student throughout my entire high school career and I am very active in my studies. I participate in many clubs such as Social Justice Project, BuildOn, Medical Club and our school’s theatre company. I am also currently the vice president of the theatre company and belong to Thespian troop 3729.  In my free time I like to dance, sing, draw and volunteer. After graduation, I plan to go to college and have dreams of becoming a Pharmacist.
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Kastel K

My favorite subject is social studies, and I want to someday have a career related to engineering and architecture.
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Virginia Beach, VA
I was born in Farmington, Connecticut, where I lived until recently relocating to Virginia Beach in 2014. I am 16 years old and a junior at Ocean Lakes High School. My favorite subject is social studies, and I want to someday have a career related to engineering and architecture. I am on the track & field and Soccer teams. I hope to attend UConn or MIT because they offer the programs which I plan to major in. I love to read, play soccer and travel. My favorite book is Odyssey by Homer. My favorite team is Barcelona and my favorite player is Ronaldinho. I would love to travel to England, France and Dubai someday.
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Kastel Kima

Kaylin G

My goal is to become a cardiologist and have a positive impact on lives for years to come.
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Augusta, GA
I am currently a senior at The Academy of Richmond County High School in Augusta, Georgia. The extracurricular activities I participate in are JROTC, drill team, color guard, student council, student ambassadors, yearbook club, volleyball, and cheerleading. After graduating high school I plan on attending Augusta University and majoring in pre-med. My long term goal is to become a cardiologist and be known as an individual who gives back to the community and has a positive impact on lives for years to come. I believe with hard work and determination your success will speak for itself.
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Kaylin Garnett

Keenen M

I want to prove to myself that even when I think I have gone as far as I can go, I can push a little further.
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Erie, PA
I am 17 years old and live in Erie, Pennsylvania. I am currently an 11th-grader at Fort LeBoeuf High school. I enjoy riding my 4-wheeler, spending time with my family and hanging out with my friends. I love my job working at the same senior center that my grandmother worked at years ago. I have a younger brother and a sister and I am a high school junior. The Fort Wilderness Cabins hold a special spot in my family’s heart. I wish to make a difference in our country, and perhaps the world. I want to push myself to the limits and prove to myself that when I think I have gone as far as I can go that I can push a little further.
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Keenen Mcgarry

Kenedi M

I am passionate about journalism as well as the performing arts, and I believe that anything can be accomplished with true commitment and perseverance.
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Plano, TX
I am 16 years old and was born in Michigan, though I recently moved to the North Dallas area of Texas. My goals are to make a tremendous impact on numerous aspects of the world through broadcast journalism, while simultaneously improving and growing as an individual as well. I am passionate about journalism as well as the performing arts, and I believe that anything can be accomplished with true commitment and perseverance. There's always room for improvement—and I try to remember that as I complete tasks in my daily life.
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Kennedi J

I plan to attend law school and become a defense lawyer.
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Newberry, SC
I am a 17-year-old young lady, born and raised in Newberry, SC. I am a senior at Newberry High School, in Newberry, South Carolina. I was crowned Miss Newberry High School for the 2015-2016 school year and it was a dream come true. I enjoy English and writing. After receiving my Bachelors of Arts in Communication/Journalism, I plan to attend law school and become a defense lawyer. In my spare time, I enjoy writing, playing with my dog, and spending time with friends and family.
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Kennedi Jeter

Kennedy C

I started my own business in 2013 which designs unique custom-made jewelry, and I hope to attend the Art Institute of New York majoring in fashion.
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Crofton, MD
I am a 9th grader at Arundel High School in Gambrills, Maryland. I am a senior Girl Scout with Troop 296. In 2013, I started my business Kennedy's Krafty Kreations, which designs unique custom-made jewelry, jewelry repair, and redesigns old jewelry turning them into a new “kreation.” Upon graduating from high school, my plans are to attend the Art Institute of New York majoring in fashion. I absolutely love being involved in the Girl Scouts and designing jewelry! A few of my favorite hobbies are baking, singing, dancing, writing plays, and welding (weld statues).
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Kennedy Cole

Kirby G

My dream is to major in Veterinary Science and minor in Music Theory.
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Cutler Bay, FL
I am a 15-year-old native and resident of Miami, Florida. I am a sophomore at Coral Reef Senior High school. God and my family are my top priorities. My dream is to major in Veterinary Science and minor in Music Theory.  I plan to attend a HBCU and later an Ivy League institution.  I founded the Pre-Vet Society 4 Youth.  I serve on speech and debate, the step team and the Cinematic Arts Commission. I have a passion for music and live by Nike’s slogan, “Just Do It,” because life’s short and full of opportunities.
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Kirby Gilmore

Kristopher J

I love to volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club. I also mentor and tutor at the BGC to help better assist my community.
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Monroe, GA
I am an 18-year-old senior at Walnut Grove High School in Loganville, Georgia. My dreams are to attend Tuskegee University to major in Environmental Sciences and minor in African American Studies. I am a National Spanish Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars member. I reside in Monroe, Georgia and I love to volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club. I also mentor and tutor at The BGC to help better assist my community and pay it forward to the people who helped me become a strong, well educated, and humble African American man.
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Kristopher Jones

LaKiyah S

I believe in order to become successful, you must first find happiness.
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Hyattsville, MD
I am 17 years old and I am a senior at Don Bosco Cristo Rey, located in Takoma Park, Maryland. I enjoy mathematics, biology, and chemistry and I aspire to have a career as a pediatric oncologist. When I graduate from High School I hope to attend Stanford University, University of Maryland, or Georgetown University. I participate in volleyball, cheerleading, the National Society of High School Scholars and several other extracurriculars. I love tutoring my peers in their classes and I believe in order to become successful, you must first find happiness.
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Lakiyah Seard

Lamyia L

In my spare time I design T-shirts for young cancer patients. I would like to start my own clothing line.
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Clover, SC
I am 15 years old and I attend York Comprehensive High School. I am involved in many clubs at school: FBLA, GIRLVoice, chorus, student council, dance and track team. After graduation,  I wish to attend Georgia State University or an Art Institute in New York. I would like to begin my own clothing line for various people. In my spare time I design T-shirts for young cancer patients. Without God I wouldn't have a talent for designing and I thank him for this opportunity. My motto is effort is key to success!
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Lamyia Love

Lee'Andrajnae C

I want to become a registered nurse and I do everything in my will to get there.
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Vallejo, CA
I am 16 years old, born and raised in California. I am a junior at Berkeley High school, in Berkeley CA. It shapes me for who I am today. I have taken a college credit class at Berkeley City College and am hoping to get as many credentials as I can before I enter college. I want to be a RN and I do everything in my will to get there. After I become a successful RN I want to work toward owning my own hair salon, and just accomplish things in life.
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Lee'andrajnae Cross

LeNice J

My passion for helping people has ultimately led to my dream of becoming an anesthesiologist.
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Virginia Beach, VA
I am currently a 15-year-old sophomore attending Bayside High School Health Sciences Academy in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In my free time, I like to be active in my community whether I am volunteering at animal shelters, children's hospitals, or at my local library. At school, I participate in many organizations including HOSA, FBLA, Operation Smile, and I am the historian for the Gifted Advisory Board. I hope to make a difference in my community by impacting the lives of many in a positive way. My passion for helping people has ultimately influenced my dream of becoming an anesthesiologist.
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Lenice Jackson

Margaret H

My goal in life is to give back to my community and show others that despite your past a future is possible.
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St. Louis, MO
I am an 18-year-old senior at Hazelwood East High School in St. Louis, MO. I am very involved in my school and community. I am an active member of Future Business Leaders of America, FORREAL Youth Council, Student Council, FIRST Robotics team 4600, Key Club and much more. I want to go to college after I graduate and major in political science and hope to one day be a lawyer. My goal in life is to give back to my community and show others that despite your past a future is possible.
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Margaret Helderle

Maria B

I want to inspire others through everything I do, and I hope that someday people will look up to me as a role model.
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Winchester, IN
I am 15 years old and a freshman at Winchester Community High School in Winchester, Indiana. I’m involved in FCA, FCCLA, Key Club, The Force of Winchester Band, Randolph County 4-H, and Second to One Youth Group. When I’m not at school, I enjoy working or practicing at Dixie’s Dance Studio for competition season. I want to inspire others through everything I do, and I hope that someday people will look up to me as a role model. In the future, I plan to go to Butler University and major in dance, writing, or pediatric therapy.
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Maria Batt

Mary E

My dream is to become a stellar lawyer and eventually become a United States Senator.
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Gulfport, MS
I am 15 years old and a 9th grader at Gulfport High School. I am active in many extracurricular activities at my school including the golf team and several community service clubs. Also, I am currently a volunteer at my local Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. Some of my interests include politics, reading, and shopping. After I graduate high school my dream is to become a stellar lawyer and eventually become a United States Senator. I want to make laws that will help those who don’t have a voice.
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Mary Entrekin

Maurice H

I am a survivor of brain cancer and have been 100% cancer-free for 3 years. My experiences have humbled me, and I want to contribute positively to the lives of others.
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Columbus, SC
I am a 15-year-old 9th-grader at Spring Valley High School Columbia, South Carolina. Since I was 4, I have wanted to be a brain surgeon, and at 11 I was diagnosed with brain cancer. My strongest instinct is survival. I am a survivor of cancer and anything that comes my way. I’m 100% cancer-free for 3 years today. I work hard in school to stay ahead and will never give up. God and Education are the keys to success. My experiences have humbled me, and I want to contribute positively to the lives of others.
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Maurice Holloway

Maurice M

My dream in life is to become an attorney.
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Ocala, FL
I am 17 years old, born in West Palm Beach Florida but currently living in Ocala, Florida. I am a junior at North Marion High School. I am enrolled in honors classes and I participate in varsity football and JV basketball. My dream in life is to become an attorney. I plan to attend a 4-year university and law school. In my spare time I like to read novels and play video games to relax my mind. I learned that hard work pays off, so if I work hard and have a positive attitude, my dream will become a reality.
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Maurice Morrison

Maya M

My goal is to help people make good spiritual and health decisions in life.
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Detroit, MI
I am 16 years old, born and raised in Detroit, MI. I'm a junior at Cornerstone Leadership and Business High School. I enjoy science class the most because I love the human body. After high school, I would like to attend Grand Valley State University to become a kinesiologist (Study of Sports Medicine), or a physical therapist. I am involved in volleyball and student council. I am the yearbook photographer and I am on the NHS. I also run small bible study groups for my church. My goal is to help people make good spiritual and health decisions in life.
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Maya Mohammed

Megan H

I have a passion for both writing and the entertainment industry. I want to entertain people with my fresh ideas.
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Mission Viejo, CA
I am a 15-year-old sophomore from Mission Viejo, California. I have a passion for both writing and the entertainment industry. I enjoy analyzing movies and TV shows and rewriting how I would have produced them. After high school, I plan to attend UCLA film school and become a writer/director. I am an honors student and participate in the award winning Color Guard program at my school. I still have my strong imagination that most people my age have lost. I want to entertain people with my fresh ideas.
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Megan Hubbard

Miles L

I started my own business at the age of seven which won the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs award.
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Aurora, CO
I am 15 years old, born in Denver, Colorado, and am a 9th grader at Cherokee Trail High School. I started my own business called “Sushimee” at the age of seven, which won the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs award. I volunteer at Friends First, a nonprofit that promotes academic mentoring, and I’ve attended their annual national conference for three years.  My favorite sports are soccer and football. During the summer, I work at a local golf course as a caddie through a program called Solich Caddie & Leadership Academy. I hope to become a sports orthopedic surgeon or a sneaker designer.
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Miles Louison

Moniesha L

My goal is to become a social worker so that I will be able to help children and change the lives of families worldwide.
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Columbia, MD
I am currently a senior at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Maryland. I am interested in learning about different cultures, and I love helping others. I volunteer with many organizations such as Hopeworks and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. I am also the secretary of my school’s chapter of Delta Scholars, a mentor, and a tutor. I am proud to have been recognized as a leader throughout my school and community. My goal is to become a social worker so that I will be able to help children and change the lives of families worldwide.
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Moniesha Lawings

Mykayla M

I want to be the CEO of a fashion or interior design company, and travel the world experiencing different cultures.
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Thomson, GA
Hello I'm Mykayla Mathis. I'm a junior at Thomson High School and I'm currently 16 years old. My favorite subject is English. I also enjoy chorus and art class. I'm currently the Historian of FBLA and junior Vice President of student council. When I'm not in school I like hanging with friends, and watching YouTube videos. My college options are Georgia College State University or Georgia Southern. I want to major in Fashion. I want to be the CEO of a fashion or interior design company. I wish to travel the world seeing/experiencing different cultures.
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I plan to use my passion for acting, business, international travel, and global service to effect change in communities worldwide.
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Atlanta, GA
I am a 17-year-old Sierra Leonean-American student attending Westlake High School in Atlanta, Georgia, where I have served as class president for three consecutive years. I enjoy reading, acting, spoken word, running my business Creez Creations and playing ice hockey. My interests include serving my community, where I founded "Friends Birth Connection" and “Strength Over Society”, to support children experiencing homelessness and elevate youth voices on social issues. I will study international business and theater/film at Harvard, Columbia, or Cambridge Universities, and use my passion for acting, business, international travel, and global service to effect change in communities worldwide.
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Nasserri Carew-Johnson

Nazareth B

I am interested in physics, chemistry, engineering, traveling and aviation, and my main goal in life is to own my own technology company.
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Woodstock, GA
I am a 15-year-old sophomore at Etowah High School in Woodstock, Georgia. I am interested in physics, chemistry, engineering, traveling and aviation. I have many small goals, but my main goal in life is to own my own invention/technology company. I plan to achieve this goal by working my hardest and earning money by doing something else I love—flying as a pilot. Next to God and my family,  education is the most important thing to me. I believe that ignorance, lack of a vision, selfishness, and pride are the greatest weaknesses possible.
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Nazareth Brown

Nia M

I developed and taught an introductory coding class at a math camp for two summers. Ultimately, I want to own my own company.
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Los Angeles, CA
I am a high school freshman at Marlborough School in Los Angeles, California. I have a variety of interests including science, computer programming, animation, visual arts, music composition, swimming, and writing. I was a Junior Lifeguard for three years, logging 225 hours of ocean swimming. I really enjoy taking academic honors classes. In addition, I developed and taught an introductory coding class at a math camp for two summers. This spawned my private tutoring service for elementary school coders. I am interested in many career options including medicine, biomedical engineering, and cinematography. Ultimately, I want to own my own company.
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Nia Marshall

Nicolas B

I would like to become either an actor or an animator for Disney Imagineering.
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Silver Spring, MD
I am 14 years old, born in Dallas, Texas and have moved several times as I am a military brat. We transferred to Maryland when I was 8 years old. I am a freshman at Blake High School. I enjoy math and programming. My hobbies include learning to code games, drawing and swimming. I would like to become either an actor or an animator for Disney Imagineering. I always look for ways to become better at what I enjoy, which includes improving my animating and drawing skills and participating in forensics to improve my acting skills.
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Nicolas Baker

Nicole H

My future goals include earning a track scholarship and enrolling at an excellent culinary arts program.
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Camden, NJ
I am 14 years old and attend Winslow Township High School in Sicklerville, NJ. I enjoy reading and writing. My favorite subject is language arts. My future goals include earning a track scholarship which will make going to college affordable. I run track for two teams and do very well on both. I have not decided on the college I would like to attend. Wherever I attend, it will have an excellent culinary arts program. An exceptional education will be the key to my future success and I WILL SUCCEED!
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Nicole Hood

Nicole M

I hope to leave my own footprint on the world and inspire others to make a change and chase their dreams.
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Sewickley, PA
Born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, I grew up in a much different culture than those in the United States. After moving to Pennsylvania and adjusting to American life, I realized that I could help other immigrants that are struggling to fit into their new surroundings. At school, I am the president of the Multicultural Student Union, the publicity director of Interact Club, and also a part of the financial team of the MAPS program of the University of Pittsburgh. Next year, I plan on attending college and study marketing and finance. I hope to leave my own footprint on the world and inspire others to make a change and chase their dreams, not leaving space for anything to hold them back.
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Nicole Matos-Perez

Nina G

I hope to become a critically acclaimed dancer/choreographer and medical expert, specializing in dance medicine.
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Atlanta, GA
My name is Nina G. I am a 15-year-old freshman honor student with a 4.0 GPA at Westlake High School in Atlanta, GA. I am enrolled in the dual Science and Math Magnet/pre-International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. I dance 5 days a week including school, I AM ARTS Dance Studios, and my church’s dance ministry. I also enjoy volunteering in my community. My dream is to combine my love of science and passion for dance into a dream career. I hope to become a critically acclaimed dancer/choreographer and medical expert, specializing in dance medicine.
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Olivia A

I aspire to become a neurosurgeon and change the lives of others through my career.
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Thiells, NY
I am a 17-year-old senior attending North Rockland High School in Thiells, New York. I enjoy science and plan on majoring in neuroscience in hopes of one day becoming a neurosurgeon. When I'm not at school, I volunteer at my local fire department to help the community. I am part of my high school cheerleading team and I coach a Pop Warner cheer team as well. I aspire to one day change the lives of others through my career.
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I hope to attend college to major in computer science and finance.
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Lancaster, NY
I am 16 years old and a junior at Lancaster High School. I have always been a determined student and lifelong Disney fan. I am an officer in the Academy of Finance and Math Honor Society, as well as a member of the English and National Honor Societies, Girl Scouts, DECA, Wind Symphony, and Student Union. I enjoy playing the flute and being a volunteer throughout my community. I hope to attend college to major in computer science and finance. I appreciate my family for supporting me as I turn my dreams into a reality.
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Rachel Sudyn

Rashonda B

I plan on studying Criminology and African Studies in order to become a defense attorney one day.
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Knightdale, NC
Rashonda Blue is a senior from Raleigh, North Carolina, planning on furthering her education in the fall of 2016 at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. There she plans on studying Criminology and African Studies. During her high school career, Rashonda has dedicated her time to extracurricular activities, her favorite being the YMCA's Black Achievers and the American Legion Auxiliary's Girls State program. During the summer of 2015, she was one of 2 senators from her state chosen as a senator for Girls Nation. These activities have furthered her interests to becoming a defense attorney one day.
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Ricardo H

My goal is to change the face of the ballet industry by inspiring young minorities to become ballet dancers.
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Avondale Estates, GA
I am 17-year-old junior honor student at the Dekalb School of the Arts (DSA) in Avondale Estates, Georgia. I am very passionate about music & dance, and aspire to become a world-renowned professional ballet dancer. I am active in DSA’s beta club, Christ in the Classrooms, chamber orchestra (as a violinist), and Atlanta Ballet’s Pre-Professional Premiere Program. I have won many awards in arts such as an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Young Arts Foundation. One of my goals for my career is to change the face of the ballet industry by inspiring young minorities to become ballet dancers.
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Ronald C

I plan to get a degree in medicine at Stanford and become a surgeon. I aspire to study medicine because I want to help others while doing something I enjoy.
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Manhattan Beach, CA
I am a 16-year-old junior attending Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, California. I have a 4.6 GPA with advanced courses in every core subject. Outside of school, I participate in Science Olympiad, play the saxophone in my school's Grammy Award-winning band and play soccer for both my school and club teams. After high school, I plan to get a degree in medicine at Stanford and become a surgeon. I have always been passionate about science, and I aspire to study medicine because I want to help others while doing something I enjoy.
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I enjoy working with kids and dream of becoming a pediatrician or pharmacist so that I can help keep children healthy.
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Lawrenceville, GA
I am a 17-year-old, originally born in Tallahassee, FL but migrated to Lawrenceville, Georgia when I was two years old. I am a senior at Grayson High School where my extracurricular activities include volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, Dance Company, first chair cellist in orchestra and member of FMP (Future Medical Professionals). Outside of school I enjoy creating music, playing piano, singing, hanging with family and friends, volunteering as a cheer coach, and giving back to the community. I enjoy working with kids and dream of becoming a pediatrician or pharmacist so that I can help keep children healthy.
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I helped create a project to help prevent obesity and lower the risk of diabetes in children ages 3-7.
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Corpus Christi, TX
Saherish Surani, an aspiring and ambitious 17-year-old, currently attends Veterans Memorial High School in Corpus Christi, Texas as a junior. She has already started to serve and educate the community of Corpus Christi through the Ante Tobacco Program, Project KNIGHTS, and Project iConquer, and is vice chairperson and youth commissioner on the City of Corpus Christi Human Relations Commission. Saherish has helped co-found and create a project, iConquer, to help prevent obesity and lower the risk of diabetes in children ages 3-7 and has most recently been recognized as a Disney Friend for Change by Disney and YSA.
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Selena C

I’m an aspiring actress, singer and songwriter, and I plan to own my own business one day!
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Lawrenceville, GA
I am 16 years old, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently reside in Lawrenceville, Georgia where I’m a junior at Archer High School. I enjoy literature, I’m an avid writer and reader and I participate in cross country, soccer and volleyball. I’m very competitive & self-driven. I’m an aspiring actress, singer and songwriter. I want to inspire my generation to never give up & dream fearlessly each day; no matter what the circumstances look like! With hard work, faith, and perseverance, achieving your dreams is possible! My career plans after high school are to attend Georgia State University or New York University and major in forensics. I plan to own my own business one day!
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SeMya B

I am interested in becoming a physician so I can help people and continue to study science and the human body.
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Brunswick, GA
I am a 16-year-old student in 10th grade at Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Georgia. I enjoy science and learning about the human body. I am interested in becoming a physician so I can help people and continue to study science and the human body. Some of the extracurricular activities that I participate in are the Marching Pirates Band Color Guard, Down South Strutting Dolls Dance Team, Student Leadership Program, Community Action Youth Leadership Initiative, Delta GEMS and Alpha Kappa Alpha ASCEND Program. When I am not in school I enjoy dancing, listening to music, fashion, and spending time with my family and friends.
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Serina F

I plan to study civil engineering. My dream is to become a Disney Imagineer.
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Shakopee, MN
I'm Serina F., a senior at Shakopee Senior High School, in Shakopee, Minnesota. I'm 17 years old and plan on attending college next year to major in civil engineering. My dream is to become a Disney Imagineer. I am the captain of my school’s varsity tennis team, varsity dance team, and robotics team. Also, I am involved in National Honors Society, LINK crew, and wind ensemble. Outside of school, I dance at DMT dance studio and enjoy reading and horseback riding. I want to leave the world a better place than how I found it.
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Shane P

I plan to major in mechanical engineering, veterinary studies or sports medicine.
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Douglasville, GA
I am 15 years old and was born in Berkeley, California. I moved to Georgia at 4 years old. At age 9, I was diagnosed with leukemia, but through God’s grace and my faith I am now cancer-free. I’m a sophomore at Chapel Hill High School. My core classes include advanced math, science, and literature. I hope to attend UGA, Georgia Tech, or any other magnificent school where I plan to major in mechanical engineering, veterinary studies, or sports medicine. My philosophy in life is “Don’t quit do it because you never quit on what you know you can do.”
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Skylar B

I hope to become an award-winning producer/filmmaker, and inspire young women all over the world.
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Riverdale, GA
I am a 15-year-old sophomore attending Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating, I dream of attending Howard University in Washington, DC and partaking in their Radio-Television-Film Program. I’m an avid athlete and I have earned the title of MVP for 3 consecutive years for Softball. I also play Varsity Soccer.  I hope to become an award-winning producer/filmmaker, and inspire young women all over the world. In my spare time, I love to travel, dance, and sing. My personal motto is this: “Complacency is dangerous. Always strive to learn and do more.”
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Steshawna T

My desire in life is to inspire others with encouragement while following my own path to my divine destiny.
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Middleburg, FL
I am currently a senior at Ridgeview High School in Orange Park, Florida. A few of the extracurricular activities I participate in are the Ridgeview National Honor Society, the Ridgeview color guard team, and the Extreme Knitting club. After high school, I plan to attend college to pursue a nursing degree specialized in labor and delivery. I've learned through life that it’s a blessing to have all the privileges that I have today and that I should cherish every waking moment. My desire in life is to inspire others with encouragement while following my own path to my divine destiny.
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Suniya B

I hope to attend college in Southern California after graduation to pursue my dream of becoming a pediatrician.
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Oakland, CA
I am a 9th-grade student from Oakland, CA. I attend Realm Charter High School in Berkeley, CA. When I am not in school I enjoy cheerleading & dancing. I hope to attend college in Southern California after graduation to pursue my dream of becoming a pediatrician. I want to become a pediatrician because I love children and I want to help ensure that everyone is living a healthy lifestyle from a young age.
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Tatiana L

My passion lies in helping others and writing, and I hope to study stage management.
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Kennesaw, GA
My Name is Tatiana Lampkin, a 10th-grade student at Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs, GA. Originally from Clarksdale, MS, I moved to Georgia in 2012 with my mother and brother. My passion lies in helping others and writing. I love God, my family and life. Following graduation, I plan to attend the University of Southern California and receive a Bachelor’s of Arts in Stage Management, eventually completing my graduate studies in dramatic writing. I feel the greatest gift anyone can give themselves is acceptance of the present, leaving my past as a road map to my best days.
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Taylor S

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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Upper Marlboro, MD
I am a 17-year-old, born in Washington, DC but now residing in Upper Marlboro, MD. I am a proud senior at Academy of Health  Science at Prince George's Community College. My mother has instilled in me the values of hard work and determination regardless of our circumstances. Next fall, I plan to attend college and major in Biology and one day become a renowned plastic surgeon. 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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Tristan B

In the future, I hope to design something creative that leaves a lasting impression on the world.
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Henderson, TX
I am a senior at Henderson High School in Henderson, Texas. I work as the senior design editor for The Hi-Life, the publications for HHS. I also enjoy marching in the Pride of Henderson Military Marching Band, awarded the title of Best 4A Military Marching Band in Texas. After graduating from high school, I plan on attending either the University of Texas at Arlington, Mississippi State University or Centenary College of Louisiana and obtain a Master's Degree in either architecture or graphic design. In the future, I hope to design something creative that leaves a lasting impression on the world.
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Tyler C

I aspire to be an executive chef at a fine dining restaurant in the Walt Disney World Resort. I hope to bring joy and happiness to all the people I encounter on my journey through life.
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Miller Place, NY
I am a 14-year-old 9th-grade student at Miller Place High School on Long Island, New York. I aspire to be an executive chef at a fine dining restaurant in the Walt Disney World Resort. I hope to attend Johnson and Wales University in North Miami, Florida. Following this, I would love to be a part of the Disney Culinary Internship Program. Through my innovative cooking, I hope to bring joy and happiness to all the people I encounter on my journey through life. I believe that if you dream big, anything is possible.
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Tyrah R

I would like to become either a pediatric neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon, and to practice with Doctors Without Borders.
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Orlando, FL
I am currently a senior at Jones High School in Orlando, Florida. I am the founder of many dance ministries named “CHANGE,” “Power/Ladies of Power,” and “Charmettes.” I have participated in track and field, athletic training, cross-country, mac sisters club, and Women of Purpose Organization. I was awarded the principal’s 4.0 G.P.A. award, inducted into the National Honors Society of High School Scholars and the National Honor Society of Mathematics. I plan to attend University of Central Florida to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in biomedical science. I would like to become either a pediatric neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon, and to practice with Doctors Without Borders.
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I plan on attending Howard University to major in biology, ultimately to become a cardiothoracic surgeon.
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Gulfport, MS
I am a junior at West Harrison High School in Gulfport, MS. I am originally from Angie, Louisiana. I have been on the High Honors list my whole life. I am also a 2-time regional Student of the Year Award recipient. My hobbies include reading medical documentaries, cycling, and singing. I am a member of my school's all superior, sweepstakes winning, marching band. I am also active in the church choir and youth ministry. I plan on attending Howard University to major in Biology. After, I will attend Tulane or Johns Hopkins Medical School to become a cardio-thoracic surgeon.
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Valencia S

I try to live life to the fullest every chance I get and strive to reach my fullest potential in every endeavor.
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Scottdale, GA
I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I am 17 years old and I am in my senior year of high school at Dekalb School of the Arts. I am a dancer of 14 years and have won many dance awards throughout my career. One of my goals in life would be to be able to be successful. I try to live life to the fullest every chance I get and strive to reach my fullest potential in every endeavor. Some personal philosophies I live by is "Love yourself 24/7,” "The sky is the limit" and "Be open-minded."
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Valeria H

My dream is to fully implement performing arts and academic resources libraries aimed to assist children with disabilities and long-term illnesses.
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Weston, FL
I am a 17-year-old senior from Miami, Florida. I’m passionate about performing and volunteering. From serving as a Teen Advisor for the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up, a World at School Global Youth Ambassador, as well as being in my fourth year as a Broward Center Teen Ambassador, I’ve learned the power of youth as catalysts for global change. My dream is to fully implement performing arts and academic resources libraries aimed to assist children with disabilities and long term illnesses, fostering their inclusion, resilience, and leadership opportunities in our society. I sing to inspire social change!
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Victoria C

I hope to pursue film production and dream of being able to act in and create films that show the world a new perspective.
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Coatesville, PA
I am 17 years old and a junior at Unionville High School. I am very involved in my school's music program and choirs, as well as being captain of the color guard. I also love to read and write. When I graduate, I hope to major in film production. I dream of being able to act in and create films that show the world a new perspective. I know that reaching my dream will be a long, difficult road filled with challenges, but as one of my role models, Walt Disney himself said, "If you can dream it, you can do it.”
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Victoria T

I believe dabbling in many experiences helps to provide a better understanding of the complex world around us.
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Zephyrhills, FL
I am a 17-year-old from Zephyrhills. As a junior in high school, I like to stay very active. Some of the organizations I participate in are Girl Scouts, High School band, Vice President of FFA and the Zephyrhills Mayor’s Youth council. My goals after I graduate from High School are to attend NYU for Psychology with a minor in creative writing. I am a bookworm and love to spend time training and showing my loveable llamas and alpacas. I believe dabbling in many experiences helps to provide a better understanding to the complex world around us.
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