What is something you do well?
I’m a good listener, and I am good at photography. Also, I’m good at knowing what kind of space I need to be in for my energy to be right: self-regulating.
What is something you have learned in the past week?
Ask for more help in math. I tried to do things on my own, but I realize I just confuse myself more when I don’t get support.
What is a misconception people have about you?
That I am quiet and a teacher’s pet. I spent more time talking to adults when I first got here. It makes sense that I would talk to adults though because I was Class President last year, and it was my job.
What is the biggest dream you have for yourself that you do not often say aloud?
The person who discovers new talent in music and dance. I have a big imagination; so when I hear a song I can come up with a concept for a video pretty quickly.
Who has had a positive influence on your life so far and why?
There are so many people, that it is kind of crazy; but it would have to be my teachers that guided me from my 4th grade terrible behaviour to being a top scholar.
My English teacher from 5th grade, Antonio Pacifico, was basically the person who pushed me to be better and was kind of like that father-figure in school.
What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
I would definitely have “come out” sooner to my folks because if I had, it wouldn’t have blown up the way it did. I would have felt more open and honest. Our relationship would have been better.
What do you like about New Harmony?
I love how we take trips and involve ourselves with our community. Some people may stay here for the rest of their lives, so it’s important to know what areas flood the most and things like that. Also, I love the relationships with teachers and students. I also love how there are a lot of women on the staff.