About the authors
Our student authors tell you a bit about themselves.
From Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem:
My name is Carolina. I go to The Young Women Leadership School of East Harlem and I’m currently in the ninth grade. I am a kinesthetic student, love learning new things and meeting new people. I am a jolly young woman who always is smiling and tries to have a good time each minute that passes by. I am a person who is very determined, honest and responsible.
My name is Jessica. I am currently 14 years old, and I am a freshman at The Young Women’s Leadership School in East Harlem. I am very interested in this GTG program because I really like how I could express my feelings about high school. Although I do not know my future yet, I am very interested in being a pharmacist.
While running this race, I know there’ll be many things we’ll lose, like our breath and our strength, but I know that no matter what I lose, I’ll finish this race. My name is Mariah (or Riah) and writing is my passion, an escape from reality.
I don’t really know where I belong in life, and I simply hope to tumble upon the correct path and find my destined future. I enjoy writing and creating stories that mean something and will be kept in the minds of people.
Hi, my name is Ravyn. I attend The Young Womens Leadership School, aka TYWLS. My favorite color is green and I love to have a good time. I am very serious about school and my future, and that’s why I joined this blog.
I love to dance and talk a lot, although I am very shy when it comes to meeting new people. Hanging out with my friends is one of the things that I love to do, and I’ve also played the violin for the past seven years. I have three younger sisters from blood and an older sister and brother from adoption. I love the outdoors, and I laugh a whole lot for little things.
From FDNY High School in Brooklyn:
My name is Branson. I was born on September 6, 1994. I live in Brooklyn with my mom and dad and my two sisters. I go to FDNY H.S. When I grow up I want to be a baseball player because I like playing it and you can make lots of money.
My name is Justin. I’m the younger of two. I’ve lived in Brooklyn all my life. I’m 14 years old. In my house, there is my mom, dad, brother, cousin, aunt, uncle and me. In my spare time, I like to listen to music, play football and help people in need.
My name is Natifiah, also known as Orange Juice, and I’m from Miami, Florida. I’m 15, and my parents are from the Bahamas and Haiti. My grades are okay to me but can be better. I’m caring, loving, honest, truthful, intelligent, creative and outspoken. I love English, social studies, basketball and just being me.