Grade 11, Fenway High School
Natalya is 17 years old and lives in Hyde Park. She is currently in the 11th grade at Fenway High School. Natalya is most proud of her willingness to want to be exposed to new places and people, and being optimistic. If she could strengthen something in her community it would be unity so that youth, adults, and elders could all coexist together and be able to encourage one another regardless of race, ethnicity, etc. Natalya’s accomplishments include receiving high honors, honor roll, overcoming fear of public speaking, becoming the captain of Fenway’s Step Team, and performing at the Summer 2016 City Spotlights Final Showcase. Five years from now, Natalya will be graduating from college and starting to begin her new path finding her future career and life.