Valerie Panameno

I'm s student at Fremont High School in Oakland, California.

Hi, My name is Valerie Panameno and I have dedicated my life to the act of writing pen on paper. Whether it is writing poetry, newspaper articles or simply academic essays, I believe I have accomplished great things in life despite speed bumps along the way. Growing up I lived between parents and watched my family in different kinds of situation that aren't healthy for a kid my age. I have always fended for myself, I am very independent to be 17. I have a part-time job and with that money I support myself in every possible way from food to the clothes I wear. Despite living in the darkness for years and living my own chaotic addictions, I have came to understand that I love myself and live in harmony with my soul. Oakland, California are where my roots rest, I will soon cut them loose and spread my wings as far as I can.

In school, I like to excel in everything that I do. I have taken 5 AP Classes in the past and have passed 3 out of those AP tests. I have always dealt with problems at home and the incredible work load of AP classes which have left me no time to try anything at school. This is my senior year in high school and I plan to try out a sport and help out freshmen to stay on track in the beginning phases of school. I enjoy English, despite the amount of work and writing. My goal is to attend Stanford in Palo Alto, CA, and pursue my major in communication or journalism.

I love poetry, I was in an internship last year from Youth Speaks in which its mission was to create safe places for youth to express themselves. I created and led many workshops from the basics of writing to peer health. I performed at many big events including MLK and the private friend-raiser they host in order to bring money in to continue these programs. My biggest accomplishment was performing and having it played at a Warriors game a week later. I also work at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA, as an explainer. I help visitors explore and make their visit as best as I can possibly make it. I interact with hundreds of people from all over the world, just seeing new faces everyday makes it worthwhile. I can write pretty well, I like analyzing little things and just understanding how things are made. In my future, I see journalism and the world of writing ahead of me. There is nothing like writing something new everyday.

Posts by Valerie Panameno

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Shakespeare Post #5 | The next poem I want to talk about is called Death and it is in the perspective of the Old Hamlet. This poem explores the theme of the supernatural and how he is able to see through realms and... Added on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 22:10, with
Shakespeare Post #4 | In the next poem, I really enjoyed changing it up a little bit. This is what everyone wants to interpret, it is to be into the mind of Hamlet and actually come to terms with what Shakespeare wanted... Added on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 21:51, with
Shakespeare Post #3 | In the 2nd poem, I decided to talk about King Claudius and his perspective on the dearest Gertrude. The theme that I want to introduce is the relationship between females and men and the internal... Added on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 21:26, with
Shakespeare Post #2 | In my First poem describing Ophelia, I decided to look at how her father has affected her. He was her eyes and ears, and when he died it really began to affect her in a very negative way. She started... Added on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 21:09, with
Final Project for Shakespeare # 1 | I have chosen to do the poetry collection for my final project. I have chosen that out of those 8, I will focus 2 based on the criteria that was offered to us. This includes the conflict, theme,... Added on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 13:06, with
Preparation for interview with Dr. Hernandez | Today, I will be having a Google hangout with Dr. Sera Hernandez. I attended her Job Talk at University of California, Berkeley and I learned alot about the parent involvement that is required to... Added on Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 17:55, with
Schools should facilitate parent-involvement for new-comer students | I realize that some students have instilled morals that allow them to be versatile in school and excel in whatever they do without the costant supervision of their parents but I also understand that... Added on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 01:13, with 3 comment(s)
Field Research Progress | Paragraph 1: Give brief contextual information about the focus of your research, especially capturing how it is shifting as you get farther along in the revision process and Field Research process.... Added on Monday, February 10, 2014 - 00:28, with 2 comment(s)
Next Steps for Field Research | My next steps for my field research is to contact Youth Speaks and ask how I can run a workshop with students and take a poll on how well parents are involved in their education. I also want to have... Added on Monday, February 3, 2014 - 01:50, with
Dear Mr. Coogler | Hello, my name is Valerie Panameno and I am a Fremont High Senior. In my AP English Class, we are studying literature that involves Black males, decades apart, but come to a conclusion that all... Added on Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 23:12, with 2 comment(s)
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Single households | It seems that you are very interested in studying... 4 years 35 weeks ago in response to What are the effects on children and/or teens in a single parent household?
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