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Le-Aisha Meyers, '10
J.P Mitchel Houses
Inspired, Le-Aisha now attends Lehman College majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management and Accounting. She will also be minoring in Women's Studies as she is interested in starting an organization for mentoring women on having confidence and elevating in society. Le-Aisha is currently working in retail and she hopes to reach her highest potential in the business field and one day to be become an educator in the New York City public High Schools.
Alma Osorio, '10
St. Mary's Houses
At the age of 12, Alma began to develop as a young artist. She attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts where she majored in Technical Theatre. At LaGuardia, she constructed costumes for countless shows and was credited as the assistant designer for two major productions. At the age of 16, she flew to Uganda, Africa to direct a short film that was soon to premiere on the Sundance Channel and BET. She has been featured in the New York Times, CNN, Variety Magazine, PBS, and BET for her achievements in film. Currently, Alma is a freshman at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts studying film and television production. She continues to work hard to defy the negative stereotypes that are associated with kids raised in the projects. Her focus remains on making her mother proud.
Alma continues to thank God for every opportunity she has been blessed with. She is ready for her life to unfold before her.
Jessica Rosario, '10
St. Mary's Houses Jessica Rosario was born to Dominican parents. Her mother became a single parent when Jessica was one year old, so her mother had to struggle and work hard in order to provide for Jessica. With a Spanish speaking parent Jessica only knew Spanish. So when she entered elementary school it was very hard for her to make friends. However, this did not stop Jessica from doing well in school and learning how to speak English. When her younger brother developed a skin disease called Vitiligo, Jessica became determined to get into the medical field and study Dermatology. Her brother was her biggest motivation along with her mother.
Along with Jessica's desire for medicine and helping people, she also has a passion for singing and music. Jessica has performed in numerous school shows and outside events. She enjoys writing and performing her own music and has had the opportunity to record in studio and meet famous artists. Jessica even earned a scholarship for singing and performance from a program called College Preparation Leadership Program (CPLP).
Jessica hopes that she will get into the medical field and devote her life in helping others. Her mother has been her support system and she thanks her for always encouraging her to devote 110% in everything she does.
Jessica's favorite quote is "Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best. "-Tim Duncan
Jairo Sosa, '10
Jairo's accomplishments as an artist include gaining acceptance to the Rhode Island School of Design Summer Pre-College Program, Gold medalist in the 2008 New York City ACT-SO competition in Drawing, Silver medalist in the 2010 New York City ACT-SO competition in Drawing, Bronze medalist in the 2010 New York City ACT-SO competition in Painting, gaining acceptance to the Whitney Museum of American Art Youth Insights Internship AIR and Summer Intensive program and contributing album artwork for Larger Than Life productions artist JFK.
Jairo's favorite quotes are "No artist is born brilliant", "Time ripens all things" and "Success is never blamed".
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