My name is Jessica Dalonzo. I am a Henry Viscardi School (HVS) alumna from the Class of 2018. I also have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome type 7A, a connective tissue disorder that lacks proteins called collagen, essentially affecting the muscles and joints. However, despite of my disability, I do not allow it to influence my morale and view of life. It is only the beginning.
I always viewed life through rose-colored glasses, but from 2015 to 2018, numerous circumstances in my life challenged me personally and academically. Nevertheless, these circumstances were blessings in disguise as they allowed me to overcome these hardships and give back to the community through volunteer work and define a specific career path that would benefit humanity.
Being an active member at St. Clare’s in Rosedale has given me the insight about what it means to be Catholic. Last fall, I started attending Faith Formation classes.
Freedom of speech is the right that we, as citizens of the United States, are entitled to. This right, included in the First Amendment to the Constitution, states that the government may not punish people or organizations based on what they say or write.
As my World Youth Day Panama pilgrimage came to an end, I was able to see that the transformation started within myself.
I wanted to come on this pilgrimage because I believe that there is a transformation to come.
What’s your passion in life? Do you have something that makes you get out of bed each morning and look forward to the day ahead of you?
I aspire to be an urban planner in cities like Cairo and Kingston to make sure that all care facilities, not only orphanages and halfway houses are given as much care as they are giving to the people that are taken in.
My name is Atta Gould. I am here to speak with you about the benefits of an education filled with Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics, or S.T.E.A.M.
The inescapable truth that makes us equal is that death comes to us all. It serves as a reminder that our time is finite, our life is irreplaceable and it makes every person equal in the end.