Salutations. In case if you haven’t watched the video above already, my name is Nathaniel Lapid and I’m a new member of the Neighborhood News Correspondent team. I am currently 17 years old and I attend Sacramento Charter High School. I moved into Sacramento in 2011 and have lived here ever since. Before Sacramento, I lived in Stockton, Lodi, and San Diego.

I sometimes spend time on the roof-top to look at the sunset.

When I attended my first middle school in Sacramento, I noticed that the general behavior and diction of my fellow classmates were different from the small-town community I was from. Nonetheless, I eventually adapted to my new environment and became familiar with the interactions and meanings of my classmates. From there, I befriended my first and long-time friend and we now attend the same high school.

At my high school, I have taken part in many clubs in order to be more active in the community. I was a member of the Drama Club, the Strategic Gaming Club, and the Restorative Justice League (also known as Peer Court). I am currently a member of Key Club and the Chess Club. I enjoyed being in these clubs because it gave me a chance to establish connections and to learn about my high school and the casual demeanor of my peers.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing video games, practicing the piano, and riding my bike around the neighborhood. In my video game community, I have established informal online organizations for gamers so that many of them would unite under a common, and admittedly an ultimately trivial, cause. However, I have used the time to also sharpen my skills in organizing events and effectively communicating with my associates.