Hello, my name is Alanna Soares. I am currently a freshman at Science Park High School. My achievements include being elected as 9th grade vice president. In this position I try to make our 9th grade year as best as possible considering we are in a pandemic. More specifically, I find creative ways to secure funding for the freshman class through selling merchandise and organizing meetups. Aside from this, I do debate. Most of my focus is on policy debate, in which I have been competing at the national level as a freshman. Though it is hard and sometimes stressful, debate is my strong suit. In doing this activity, it has improved my communication skills whether it comes to public speaking or just having normal conversations. This activity has also expanded my knowledge on real world issues and importance in talking about them. For fun, I play the clarinet. It helps me clear my mind and is a safe zone for me. Other than that, I have an interest in certain sports but due to covid a lot of them got canceled. In the near future, I hope to qualify to the most prestigious high school debate tournaments.