Sorry for not writing sooner, but I joined the Honors Program late and didn't know how to get onto this site.
Where to begin? I'm from Bloomington, IL, where I have lived all my life. It's not by Chicago, which is what most people think. I went to school in Normal, IL, which is Bloomington's twin city. Good old Normal Community High School--in the middle of a cornfield. That's Illinois for you.
I live with my parents, Ralph and Ruth, and my sister, Hillary, who is seventeen. We have two shih tzus, Rascal and Einstein. If I can find pictures and figure out how to do it, I might put them up.
The last few years, I have spent most of my time working, volunteering, and being the editor-in-chief of my high school paper. I volunteered at our local community center, in the Hispanic Outreach program. My favorite part was babysitting latino kids while their moms had meetings. I love Spanish, and I want to teach ESL and/or Spanish for a career.
I also love to travel. This summer, I got to go to Puerto Rico, which was amazing. Last summer, I went with 89 other kids from my school to Germany, France, Monaco, and Spain, which was really fun also.
I'm really looking forward to this year!