Let Them Speak: Never Be Afraid of Being Yourself

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.

Let Them Speak: Character, Courage and Commitment

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.

Let Them Speak: What Freedom of Speech Means To Me

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.

Let Them Speak: Finding Your Passion

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?

Let Them Speak: The Orphans Who Changed My Life

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.