Discus Award Winner
11th Grade, IL
I love acting. I love transforming into someone. Last year, I took acting serious and even though, my parents did not really push me into this field nor supported it fully, I kept pursuing it. In less than one year, I have had experience in TV, which I helped produced, direct, and of course acted in about teen problems. I recieved one of the lead roles in my musical and I acted in a film for the 48 hour film project. I really showed my passion with acting, because I was the one who found the auditions, wrote my cover letter, and resume, my mother understood and now supports me. Acting has taught me so much from speaking professionally to acting mature, its my getaway. I also write songs! Check out my website: www.angelicacano.yolasite.com
Ever since I was little, my father engaged me in sports, maybe because it was he didnt have a son yet, but I could care less! I can play mostly any sport: baseball, soccer, swimming, football, wrestiling, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, hockey, running, dance, tennis, volleyball, and alot more. My favorite sports are probably swimming, soccer, and Tae Kwon Do. I am a blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do, and have trained for over eight years. I love playing soccer, I play starter Keeper for the varsity team at my school, but can can also play other defense positions. I love swimming and I think its a great cross training sport. I am always open to learning other sports and other skills, Life is filled with opportunities.
I am part of this Guatemalan organization called, Marimba Oxib Ka'jau, where i play this huge xolophone, called the marimba that seven people can play. I particpate for about 6hrs a week. With this organization, I have visted Guatemala and handed out school and medical supplies to the children and the people in the villages. It was a great experience to help and experience first hand how much other people suffer. I plan to make my own organization in the future. Also part of the Chicago Police Department Peer Jury, which is where kids who get caught by the police, face their peers who are the jury and we decide their punishment. I have learned a great deal of wisdom from this program. At school, I have more than 100 service hours per year.