Community Connections: Meet Sophia S. | KCET
Community Connections: Meet Sophia S.
My name is Sophia S., I'm a Junior at South EL Monte High School. Growing up in in the City of South El Monte has been an exciting journey because all of the local parks, library, town hall, and riverbeds have created a sanctuary growing up. Whittier Narrows Park has a large lake and has fun activities like fishing, boat racing, and bike rentals, which allows you to interact with community residents. Attending South El Monte High School has been a wonderful experience because, I've gotten to meet new people from different backgrounds and histories different from my own. The teachers here are very involved with student activities and work hard to help us students. I'm proud of the high school and the student body. Something important to know about me is that I'm very involved with my school and my community. I'm currently an officer for 5 clubs that keep me busy and encourage me to commune with my fellow students and make changes in our school. I'm also involved in sports like tennis and track which have helped me become healthier. Although, I may have little time to hang out, I do make the time to enjoy my friends and family.
The object that connects me to my neighborhood is The South El Monte News our local city news letter. The news letter allows me to stay informed on the changes and events happening locally. It contains pictures of clubs, teams, and students from South El Monte High School that achieved new heights. Once a month, I'm eager to find the newspaper in my mailbox and read all the fun stuff that is happening in our city. I've met new people and joined new clubs advertised in the news letter. My dad and I enjoy reading the news letter together and laughing at the funny cartoons. These are the memories I cherish the most.
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