The Commonwealth School
An independent high school located in Boston, MA
I was born in the Dominican Republic and came to the United States at the age of 5. My father speaks only Spanish. I went to a public school for elementary school, then a charter school, and now a private school. I love to write and act, and as such, I have a curiosity for experiencing anything and everything. I have found that in whatever position I am in, I tend to be flexible and thus able to succeed.
An independent high school located in Boston, MA
Take care of 5-9 year olds after school, weekends, and during school vacations.
One of my pieces was published into the Marble Collection magazine and I was interviewed for a place in the Advisory Board, where we help students submit, edit their pieces, and go to various conferences.
I wrote various stories with other teenagers and worked with a few publishers
For a month, for the school's yearly project, chose to be an intern at Grubstreet, the place I went to for the Teen Summer Fellowship.
I have learned how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, Scrivener, and Internet websites like Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Youtube.
I began the summer of 2014 and have been learning ever since, practicing for at least an hour everyday.
I have never learned proper grammar for Spanish but people are able to understand nonetheless when I speak to them. I am able to understand perfectly if someone speaks to me in Spanish, however.
January 2014 Bread & Puppet Theatre
For school’s 2014 project, volunteered to work with a world-renown puppet theatre
Saturday, April Commonwealth’s Spring Supermarket Drive
19th 2014 & 2015
Students volunteer to stand outside a store for 4 hours and as people go in, they hand them a slip of paper detailing items the organization we volunteer for, Our Place, needs. Our Place is a homeless shelter for children in Cambridge.
July - August 2014 Boston Landmarks Orchestra
Volunteers go to Boston's Hatch Memorial Shell and before various orchestras play, volunteers go around the area, handing out slips of paper detailing the information for the night's performance. Volunteers provide wheelchairs if they notice someone having a difficult time moving around. Volunteers also help out at other stands around the Hatch Shell, picking up trash left by audience members, who listen to the Orchestra for free and can purchase chairs if they did not bring one of their own from other stands.
November 10, 2014 Commonwealth’s Day of Service
Co-Leader for cooking group at the Women’s House in Dorchester for Commonwealth’s “Day of Service,” where students volunteer for several organizations and groups
January -May 2015 YMCA Tutoring
After school on Tuesdays, students head out to a YMCA and tutor students ages 5 to 13 on several subjects.
March - May 2015 Volunteer for The Muse
The Muse is a writing conference hosted by Grubstreet where literary agents, publishers, authors and hopeful writers gather to listen to various lecture and network. I volunteered to make a lot of the posters, print things out, organize files for pre-Muse. During the Muse, I was there to make sure conferences went smoothly and to provide directions to and from the conference rooms.
September 2013 - May 2015 Volunteer for the Commonwealth School's Clean-up Crew
Students help to clean up after lunch, washing the dishes and tables and putting them away along with chairs in order to clear out the gym, where the cafeteria also is.
2013 - Present Writer for Commonwealth School’s Newspaper
Articles written so far have been on The Boys’ Basketball Team, Dr. Eben Lasker (the school psychologist at the school) and his “peer counseling” program, How the Word “Exotic” is not a compliment, but rather a microagression
2013-present Member of Commonwealth School’s Diversity Club
. Discussed issues of diversity such as race, economic status, gender, sexuality, and ability
. Went to the 2014 SDLC conference in Indiana, Ohio
. Co-led a discussion group for the school’s “Diversity Day.”
2013-present Commonwealth School’s Acting Class
. Came in 2nd Place for the school’s 2014 Shakespeare Competition
Attended first at Commonwealth school and now I attend neighborhood's Yoga Studio every Saturday
2014 - present Member of Commonwealth Cares Club
A club at school that organizes volunteer opportunities for students, such as the Walk for Hunger and the Supermarket Drive.
2014 - present Head of Commonwealth School’s “Creative Writers’ Discussion” club.
A club devoted to discussion on creative writing and various other related topics
2014 - present Member of Commonwealth School’s "Litmag"
Litmag is a club where students submit their writing to go through editing and at the end of year, the writing chosen will be presented in a magazine.
October 2013-14 Member of Commonwealth School’s Swing Dancing Club
2014-present Member of Commonwealth School’s Fencing Team
2014-present Commonwealth School’s Chorus
2014-2015 Commonwealth School’s Ceramics Class
June - August 2014 Tenacity
2014 - present Member of Commonwealth School’s Feminist Club
2014 - present Member of Commonwealth School’s Model UN