I'm a student at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School for International Careers in New York City, and I'm a participant in the Youth Voices Summer Program.
I am 13 year old Junilka Diaz, and I love to dance! Dancing is my passion and it means the world to me. I also love music because, just like dancing, it is my escape. The leaves were nice colors of orange, yellow and even some red and looked beautiful on September 22, 2000, the same day I was born. I lived in New Orleans for a couple of years when I was younger and much of family used to live there and many still do. It’s actually interesting because my grandma and many other family members experienced the horrible Katrina storm down in Louisiana. I then moved here to The Bronx and have been living here ever since.
In school, I have a specific subject that I like and that would be Math. I’ve always liked math ever since I was little and was doing 2*2. As I got older yes, math got more difficult but I never stopped liking it. I never really had extra-curricular activities in my middle school but now, heading into high school I would love to get into those activities and clubs, especially if they have something to do with dancing and music.
Outside of school, as I said before, I look for dance opportunities. If not dancing or listening to music while doing chores, I , like every teenager, like to hang out with friends. I got to love dancing since I was little. My family would tell me I used to dance and sing all the time. Although I don’t sing anymore, dance has always stuck by me and I plan to stick with dancing until I can’t dance anymore. Many people say “dancing is just a hobby, you can’t make that a career” but i’ll show them that you sure can!
Posts by Junilka
|How other cultures deal with the passing of a loved one | I thought this video was related to my topic on religion but it actually spoke more about death and how other cultures deal with death. It is very different from how we deal with death. We see it as...||Added on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:06, with|
|Journal | My conversation with Jennifer. We talked about what we put in our journals this morning and a little something extra.||Added on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 11:12, with|
|My Badge |||Added on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 12:38, with|
|Bear and Penguin | Project Page||Added on Monday, July 14, 2014 - 12:53, with|
|Does religion really unite us? | “Get up Lana, time for school” I would hear as my mother woke me at the same time every school day, promptly 7:15. Everyone here woke up all their kids at this same time, we all showered at the same...||Added on Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 12:46, with 1 comment(s)|
|6 Word Memoir | I am 13 year old Junilka Diaz, and I love to dance! Dancing is my passion and it means the world to me. I also love music because, just like dancing, it is my escape. The leaves were nice colors of...||Added on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 10:35, with|