I was born at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, and have lived at the same house in Okemos for all 18 years of my life. I am a social person, always surrounding myself with friends and family. Growing up with 3 other
I am impressed by essay “Intro to Me” because of the authenticity of your work. I enjoy reading biographies and yours was interesting to read because it is from the the perspective of another high schooler’s. One sentence that stood out to me was “My favorite subjects are math and science because I find them the most interesting and I am the best at them.” This stood out to me because I feel like most kids hate these subjects the most. They are often the toughest subjects as well, maybe you are just a very bright student. Another sentence that caught my eye was “In college, I want to go into the medical field just like my dad”. This stood out to me because it got me thinking about how big of an influence a child’s parents are. Have you seen this article: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/04/17/med-school-washington-university-st-louis-will-be-tuition-free-more-half-new? I thought you might be interested in this because it talks about potentially free medical school. This is really cool because we both know how much in debt medical students have to go into. You should check it out! Thanks for writing, I look forward to seeing your writing because I am interested in what you will do in the future. We both live in Michigan, so it would be awesome to see you do big things in the future and represent Michigan at the same time. In addition,what better way to share those experiences than on here!
This is a youth-powered publishing platform that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It’s easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other’s work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it’s been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
There are over 8,000 posts and over 13,000 comments by young people on the site on topics as diverse as the American Dream, Shakespeare, and sports as well as original poems and stories.
Youth Voices is a platform for youth to write about their interests, both in school and outside of school: what they are reading, what their hobbies or future careers might be, what they enjoy in their spare time. Like all of us, students follow our national leadership and form opinions. They are also welcome to write about those topics as well.
Youth Voices is fully non-partisan and welcomes youth of all types, from all regions, and with all viewpoints. Educators support youth in writing and thoughtfully responding to each other through the use of commenting guides, using tags to show common interests, playlists to support self-guided inquiry; opinions expressed by writers are their own.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.