Paulo Makalinao "From an early age, I was instantly hooked on the concept and expression of fashion. I began dressing myself in my own fashion interests by the age of 6 and every year forward, expanding and introducing new types and styles of clothing to my wardrobe."

Paulo Makalinao

"From an early age, I was instantly hooked on the concept and expression of fashion. I began dressing myself in my own fashion interests by the age of 6 and every year forward, expanding and introducing new types and styles of clothing to my wardrobe."

Gina "What captivated her the most were the football games. No, not the football players themselves but the dance team on the sidelines. It seemed like lot of fun to dance in front of hundreds of spectators every Friday night."

Gina

"What captivated her the most were the football games. No, not the football players themselves but the dance team on the sidelines. It seemed like lot of fun to dance in front of hundreds of spectators every Friday night."

Kasey "Kasey is a very preppy and dapper dresser. His sense of fashion is heavily influenced by the styles of his rowing team, which he meets with regularly. His mother is also an alumni of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia, both Ivy League schools, whose fashion trends are also reflected upon in Kasey."

Kasey

"Kasey is a very preppy and dapper dresser. His sense of fashion is heavily influenced by the styles of his rowing team, which he meets with regularly. His mother is also an alumni of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia, both Ivy League schools, whose fashion trends are also reflected upon in Kasey."

 
Maleah "She's an avid public speaker and is significant in her school's society. Maleah holds the presidential position among her peers and is very active in creating and planning events for students. To hold such a position, one must hold their head high with confidence, which she definitely does."

Maleah

"She's an avid public speaker and is significant in her school's society. Maleah holds the presidential position among her peers and is very active in creating and planning events for students. To hold such a position, one must hold their head high with confidence, which she definitely does."

Michael "Mike says that he was fluent in both Polish and Ukrainian before English even though he was born in the states. He describes his family as unique and in a good way, crazy."

Michael

"Mike says that he was fluent in both Polish and Ukrainian before English even though he was born in the states. He describes his family as unique and in a good way, crazy."

Leila "When Leila talks about her own family, she eventually mentions that she was adopted. We tend to assign adoption to a negative connotation, but as Leila proves, it doesn't have to be that way. She heavily centers on that fact that being adopted doesn't make you any less of a part in your family."

Leila

"When Leila talks about her own family, she eventually mentions that she was adopted. We tend to assign adoption to a negative connotation, but as Leila proves, it doesn't have to be that way. She heavily centers on that fact that being adopted doesn't make you any less of a part in your family."

 
Helena "Helena calls it a 'best day of my life' kind of memory on her family vacation this summer to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a popular tourist spot along the East Coast. "

Helena

"Helena calls it a 'best day of my life' kind of memory on her family vacation this summer to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a popular tourist spot along the East Coast. "

Katie "She explains how her influence by the surrounding world has shaped her to the person she is today and the person she wants to be tomorrow."

Katie

"She explains how her influence by the surrounding world has shaped her to the person she is today and the person she wants to be tomorrow."

Bobby "As a result, Bobby had to juggle his new found love of theater with his prior love of baseball."

Bobby

"As a result, Bobby had to juggle his new found love of theater with his prior love of baseball."

 
Amanda "Amanda had spent her whole life visiting Disney World but had never once step foot in its counterpart on the West Coast, Disneyland, the original park. In fact, she had been to Disney World 25 times prior, but she finally got to experiences it's California equivalent last summer."

Amanda

"Amanda had spent her whole life visiting Disney World but had never once step foot in its counterpart on the West Coast, Disneyland, the original park. In fact, she had been to Disney World 25 times prior, but she finally got to experiences it's California equivalent last summer."

Josue "He grew up poor, and his family wasn't able to afford a phone or television. For him, it's hard to believe that these days he has a gold watch and a collection of expensive sneakers."

Josue

"He grew up poor, and his family wasn't able to afford a phone or television. For him, it's hard to believe that these days he has a gold watch and a collection of expensive sneakers."

Alina "Alina is an avid soccer player, and she has loved the sport ever since she could walk. Unfortunately, her ability to even walk would soon be stripped away when she tore her ACL during a scrimmage game for her high school."

Alina

"Alina is an avid soccer player, and she has loved the sport ever since she could walk. Unfortunately, her ability to even walk would soon be stripped away when she tore her ACL during a scrimmage game for her high school."

 
Julian "Julian is a young man from the Bronx who didn't always have it easy in his life. He spent most of his years with his mom and grandparents in the New York City area as an only child."

Julian

"Julian is a young man from the Bronx who didn't always have it easy in his life. He spent most of his years with his mom and grandparents in the New York City area as an only child."

Grace "For years, Grace tried to devote herself to cheer, which her sister, Katie, was and still is heavily involved in. However, Grace found herself incredibly unhappy and no longer wanted to live within the shadow of her older sister."

Grace

"For years, Grace tried to devote herself to cheer, which her sister, Katie, was and still is heavily involved in. However, Grace found herself incredibly unhappy and no longer wanted to live within the shadow of her older sister."

Kerriann "One musical, two months, and four performances were all it took for Kerriann’s life to be revolutionized. Whether the part was big or small, the magic of taking the stage is enough to make us all feel like a star if only for a single moment."

Kerriann

"One musical, two months, and four performances were all it took for Kerriann’s life to be revolutionized. Whether the part was big or small, the magic of taking the stage is enough to make us all feel like a star if only for a single moment."