Visual Arts – Photography
My name is Jamilah Hyman. I am an 18-year-old Senior currently attending Bordentown Regional High School in Bordentown, NJ. I am actively involved in the following programs: the National Honor Society, New Brunswick Area Branch ACT-SO NJ Program, and Rutgers (New Brunswick) Upward Bound Program. Over the course of my four years in high school, I have grown not only as a student, but as a young woman preparing to take an active role to make our world better. My participation in these programs, as well as a variety of team sports, have shaped my character, my drive, and my commitment. The mentors I’ve had along with the principles of each program, have made me into the young woman I am today. I am focused, driven, respectful, hard working, and devoted to becoming the best that I can be. I have learned no matter what experiences or challenges I am faced with, I will always strive for and achieve greatness.
I’ll be majoring in Communications with a minor in Africana Studies. I plan on going into the field of broadcasting, whether it’s radio or television. I want to be someone that gives minority communities a voice. I want to get the word out about all the different opportunities that are available for students of color or that comes from different ethnic backgrounds. I want to share how getting into programs like NAACP ACT-SO, Upward Bound, MLK Ambassadors, and so many more programs that give recognition and opportunity for students to get involved, take advantage of, and reap the benefits. I want society to really see how people of color are more than just a number or a percentage, but important contributors to the good of the world and all humankind.