Grade 11, Cohasset High School
Jelea is 16 years old and lives in Mattapan. She is currently in the 11th grade at Cohasset High School. Jelea is the oldest of 3, and is most proud of growing as a student and a person since freshman year. Teachers and peers constantly remind her of how much of a change they have seen and it really assures her that she can finish her last year strong. Jelea’s mother has influenced her a lot; she is the only person Jelea has looked up during her childhood and teenage years. Jelea is inspired by Rihanna because she loves her style and vibe.