NJ State Conference of the NAACP Act-So — Humanities – Poetry Written
I am sixteen years old and I am a junior at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Currently I work at the YMCA in member services and in my extra hours I volunteer at Fountain Baptist church. I take part in all of the events including: protests, fundraisers, and luncheons. In my free time you can find me in my room writing or listening to music. I love lending a helping hand to my community. Achievements: ● First black captain of the Governor Livingston Highlander Fencing team leading the biggest team that we have had in four years with over 50 people. ● Varsity fencer who led the girls Sabre team to ninth in the NJ State Competition. ● 2020 Captain & Dual Weaponist award recipient ● Competed in Act-so a competition hosted by the NAACP. Won Second for Original Essay and Third for Written Poetry, and this was my first year of ever competing. Community Involvement: ● Governor Livingston H.S Student Ambassador ● Competed in Kean University UCCStep. Our ideas for suicide prevention ended up winning and was showcased at Governor Livingston HS Others would describe me as a funny, go-getting, and determined type of person. I have learned from my mother, who is a person I respect and look up to, that if you want something you must work hard for it and I live my life by this motto.