Grade 10, Boston Latin School
Benjamin is 15 years old and lives in West Roxbury. He is currently in the 10th grade at Boston Latin School. If Benjamin could strengthen something in his community it would be the support system for those suffering from mental health issues, especially in the school system, by making support more readily available for them. Every song that has made him feel something keeps him hopeful that maybe in the future he can touch others through his own music. Every talented person he has met in his chorus has shaped him as a musician. An artist that inspires Benjamin is Halsey because he sees a lot of similarities with her and loves the way she presents herself. She takes all her insecurities and incorporates them into her music and stage presence, instead of just ignoring them, which is something that fascinates him.