Our Lady of Mercy Academy
Even from a young age, I was taught the importance of the environment and preserving what we have today. Regularly when I was six, along with my mother, I would visit a Karate studio. As many of the parents waited for their children to be done with their lessons, they would step out of the building to smoke cigarettes, discarding them on the floor of the side walk or in the parking lot when finished. Even when I was little I knew that isn't how the environment should be treated so I spoke to my mom, telling her how awful it was. She ended up taking us to complain about it and hope that they eventually found a solution for the issue. Looking back, I think it could have been more convincing coming from a young child, seeing the world for what it was. When I discovered this organization, I saw an opportunity to learn more about the state of the world beyond what I see on a daily basis and take action to help better the state of the world. I want to be able to take action because the youth of today defines the future and its necessary to preserve the world we live in for future generations to come. I would describe myself as a sister, daughter and friend. I express my passion through art such as my deep love for animals. I want to do my best to make a difference in the world. I do my best in everything, hoping it will pay off for me and everyone surrounding me.