My name is Emily Mulhern, and I am 16. I just finished my sophomore year at South High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In school I am in band and choir and on our cross country, nordic skiing and ultimate frisbee teams. I am also in a program called Project Opera and volunteer at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. (I’ve stopped keeping track of the number of times I’ve watched Moana with kids!).
I have studied Spanish in school and have traveled around and done language study with my family in Nicaragua and Guatemala. Both of my older sisters went on this trip, so it is something that I have been looking forward to for a while. I think the thing that I am most excited for is meeting new people and learning to make connections while experiencing a language barrier. In Spanish classes I have taken in school, I haven’t had much of an opportunity to practice having conversations, so I am looking forward to getting better at that. Something that I found surprising about the video was that it was basically all men or boys. At my school there are significantly more girls than boys in choir.
See you all soon!