Amaya Proctor is a 10th grader at San Leandro High School in San
Leandro, CA. She appreciates the dedication and hard work that goes into
educating each other and striving to do better. Amaya likes to cook, take
hikes, and make music.
Amelie Wakatake is an 11th grader at Kentwood High School in Kent, WA.
Amelie believes that through community, we can provide all students with
a sense of cultural and political power. She enjoys playing basketball and
Anka Bolorsukh is a 10th grader at Oakland Charter High School in
Oakland, CA. She believes that civic engagement study and practice
assist us to understand what is important and what to struggle for.
Anka enjoys archery.
Ayanna Boateng is a first-year student at Tulane University in New Orleans
and is from Sacramento, CA. She notes that while some organizations teach
us to seek comfort in the midst of chaos, leadership inspires and pushes us
to get out of our comfort zones and to take action.
Carly Villongco is an 11th grader at Moreau Catholic High School in
Hayward, CA. Carly believes cultural exchanges allow for a deep dive into
our own cultures as well as an understanding about someone else’s. She
enjoys participating in student government, choir, and theater.
Char Potes attends the College of Alameda in Alameda, CA. Char believes
that improvement through comments, criticisms, and coaching helps us
grow as people and as nonviolence practitioners. He has been a part of
the Freedom Center since his freshman year in high school and enjoys
drawing, and painting with gouache.
Christopher Castro-Salgado is an 11th grader at Kentwood High School
in Kent, WA. He believes that through his participation in the Institute for
Community Leadership he has tapped into his purpose in life. Chris says
this has assisted him in personal transformation—specifically, to be
confident and speak up. He enjoys playing tennis.
Ciarra Collins is a 12th grader at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, WA. Ciarra
believes that consistent communication helps us grow, especially when
community dialogue is encouraged. She enjoys making art and playing tennis.
Cing Lam Sang is a 12th grader at Foster High School in Tukwila, WA. Cing
suggests we all find spaces that allow reflection and properly unlearning
what we have previously learned to challenge ourselves to be the people we
are supposed to be. She enjoys singing in choir, art, and band.
Elizabeth Quintanilla is an 11th grader at San Lorenzo High School in San
Lorenzo, CA. Elizabeth believes nonviolence will achieve peace if we are
all willing to change something about ourselves. She likes helping people,
especially kids, and is interested in becoming a Spanish teacher.
Fatima Chaudhary is a 12th grader at Kentwood High School in Kent, WA,
and attends Green River College. Through Ethical Leadership classes, Fatima
has developed a profound understanding of the need to confront one’s fears
in order to wield the levers of power. Fatima enjoys creating cultural art,
drawing, and community building.
Ilwad Mahammad is an 11th grader at Kent Meridian High School in Kent,
WA. She affirms that a group of awake people can assist in informing each
other on issues for which we should remain awake. Ilwad likes to play
guitar and draw.
Jada Le is a 10th grader at the Alameda Science and Technology Institute
in Alameda, CA. Jada affirms that open, nonjudgmental environments will
allow for people to understand one another. She likes to volunteer at her
old elementary school by helping students with their homework.
Jayda Gray is an 11th grader at Oakland Technical High School in
Oakland, CA. Jayda believes that reading, writing, and presenting poetry to
others allows for a strong connection between thinking, saying, and
doing, which in turn allows for personal transformation. She enjoys
drawing, learning, and reading about those who paved the way for us today.
Jennifer Tran is a 12th grader at Foster High School in Tukwila, WA.
Jennifer affirms that meeting students of various backgrounds and
interests, who are willing to speak up, leads to developing a deep
understanding of humanity. She enjoys participating in robotics club
and in laboratory work.
Jenovic Luzolo is an 11th grader at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, WA. She
believes leaders constantly push themselves out of their comfort zone. Leaders
have to speak up. Jenovic is in a book club and plays basketball and tennis.
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