Ever since Amber Suess, 16, of Wallingford was little, she’s loved two things: art and writing.
She was very talented at both of these. But she never expected to be as accomplished as she currently is.
Suess had to apply to get into the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School in New Haven. She majors in visual art and does her fair share of graphic design. Because of her dedication, she is now in the National Art Honors Society.
She has “always been very passionate about colors.” Her two favorites are cerulean and egg yolk.
During Suess’ free time, she runs an online magazine that covers many aspects of her life and her thoughts. She recently wrote an article about transmisogyny which is soon to be published in Rachel Nalebuff ‘s book.
She is also a member of her school’s Gay Straight Alliance.
Suess has wanted to be a librarian ever since she came to the harsh realization that she could never be a chef.
“I’d have to cook for people and I’m awful at cooking,” she said.
When Suess is not reading or writing, you can find her volunteering at the local soup kitchens. Her parents, Gail, a stay-at-home mom, and Brian, a truck driver, support her whenever she does this.
She has three older siblings: Jaime, 37, Tony, 35, and Jen, 23. They all have children, so Suess has a nephew her age.
She also has a cat and a dog named King Louis, and they are the best of friends.
Johnny Gustafson is a junior at E.O. Smith High School, Storrs.