Here is a short video of a peek inside my high school community in Sacramento, California!
Hello readers, my name is Trajan Susa-Coelho. I am seventeen years old and currently a senior at John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento, California. I was born in Oahu, Hawaii and moved here, to California, when I was 4, with my mother. I currently live with my mother, Romy Coelho, and my sister, Wailana Coelho. I also have an older brother, Darius Kawaauhua, who lives in Hawaii. Along with my brother, my father, Pedro Susa, and all the rest of my family also live in Hawaii.
As a student at John F. Kennedy High School, I am very involved in school activities and programs. I am enrolled in our Student Government class. In student government, I work as our school’s pep rally coordinator. In this role, I get to run the pep rallies held at our school throughout the year. Along with this I also work with a cabinet of other senior students to support and make sure we are giving our senior class a good last year at Kennedy. I am also involved in other clubs, such as Key Club and Interact Club, where I serve with volunteer work and devote my time to community events and services. I enjoy going to Kennedy because it is a very diverse, social, and overall fun school.
Aside from school, I have numerous hobbies which I take up. Since I was 7 years old, I have enjoyed dancing. Dancing is my biggest passion and most loved hobby. I take up different styles in dance such as hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, and tap. I enjoy dancing a lot because it teaches me values that I can not only use on the dance floor, but outside the studio. Dancing also lets me free myself of my problems and lets me express myself in a different way. Along with dancing, I also enjoy hiking. I enjoy hiking hidden trails and up to
high peaks. I enjoy venturing outside my comfort zone as much as possible and l encountering adventures of all sorts. Hiking is also good exercise and a great way to enjoy the outdoors.
As a person, I would say that I am very outgoing and social. I am an extrovert and love to go out and have fun. I love to surround myself with lots of good people with different views, which keeps me open minded in my life choices. I just love to live life to the fullest, never holding back, and regretting anything. I hope one day I may inspire others to not hold back on their true selves and enjoy every moment life has to offer!
As the Fight for $15 continues in Sacramento, Raise the Wage supporters demonstrated that they still feel strongly about raising the minimum wage by forming a rally an hour earlier than the initial meeting. But little did they know that they would have a surprise guest visit.
National Night Out was on August 4th. It is a national event that promotes a healthy relationship between communities and their local law enforcement. In this video, the North Natomas community speaks about how events like National Night Out can effectively help communities come together to bring a safer environment for everyone to live in.
On July 29, 2015, the fight to raise the California minimum wage to $15 commenced in City Hall. With several more meetings to take place in the coming month, this is just the beginning of a fight for many minimum wage workers.
The Sol Collective Center hosted an event “Brunch and Beats” on Sunday, July 26th. The even featured live music, food and an art exhibit entitled “Of Love & Riots” by the Trust Your Struggle artist collective.
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Weconnect.net, a new program of Health Happens Here, is changing the way our community searches for resources. The internet has provided many opportunities for people who may not be able to reach career centers or attend events.
On Wednesday, May 13th, the Clunie Community Center hosted yet another brilliant event to shed light on some of the hidden issues in Sacramento. Capital Public Radio, Village Square, and many more important community organizations joined to discuss hunger in our area and how to help eliminate it. As stated in the mass email that the organization generated, “More than 6.2 million Californians don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. In Sacramento County, 50,000 go hungry each day. These people are our neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family members.”
On Thursday May 14th the May Is Bike Month program put on an event at the State Capital that featured bicycle education, quick bike fixes and free stuff.