Voices From The Classroom
Marcus Lloyd

MarcusMarcus is going into his junior year at Godby High School.  His family life has been a bit chaotic; his parents divorced when he was little.  He hasn't seen his dad since he was four.  Since freshman year he has been living with his brother here in Tallahassee.  There are more opportunities here and he wants to work hard and go to college.

Helen Smith

HelenHelen is going into 7th grade at Holy Comforter.  She attended SciGirls, a two week that engages girls in science.  The camp far exceeded her expectations.  She loved meeting the scientist Dr. Amy McKenna at the Mag Lab.  Dr. McKenna wasn't like what you would expect from a scientist.  Helen thought she was really cool and fun.

Destiny Powell

DestinyDestiny goes to Leon High School.  She is spending this summer at the Palmer Munroe Teen Center.  She said it is hard to find a job as a teen. She wants to use this summer to get ready for her junior year - an important year.  FSU is on her college radar and she hopes she can get in.  Her advice to other teens is to stay focused no matter what your situation is.

Andrew Rhodes

AndrewAndrew is going to Lively to pursue his GED.  He says that there is a lot of peer pressure in high school so he decided to pursue his GED.  He tried online classes but it was hard to stay focused.  He is excited about getting his GED and starting his life.  He is interested in going down to Ocala and going to the fire fighting academy.

Derica Jackson

DericaDerica got a second chance to get her credits and she advises everyone to take any chance to fulfill their goals.  She wants to be a massage therapist because she likes to help people. She reminds everyone to stick to your dreams.

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