Amy Zheng, 17, is leaning towards the fields of education and STEM, although she does not know what she wants to do career wise.
For now, Zheng of West Hartford, spends her time volunteering and teaching children.
“Helping others is the best gift for myself and makes me feel good, that’s why I love teaching” Zheng said.
She volunteers at schools and helps teachers with their students. At home, she helps her brother, Ryan, 12, with art and math, during the summer.
She is a member of the school’s foreign language practice group. She is also the school’s editor for scientific journals and also participates in art club. She is a member of the Chinese National Honor Society.
Zheng’s family includes her mom, dad and her siblings. Her mother, Lilly, is a “hard-working” waitress, her father, Michael, is a chef. Her older sisters are, Wendy, 21; Cindy, 20; Jennifer, 18 and her younger brother, Ryan.
Zheng loves to read and draw. She’s a huge Netflix and YouTube fan. She likes to watches Avatar the last Airbender and bake-off shows.
Zheng is entering her senior year at William H. Hall High School, West Hartford.
Sainabou Jobe is a student at Achievement First Amistad High School, New Haven.