My name is Ray, and I am a senior at Vanguard High School in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. This is my second and final year in Youth Insights and so far I have had a blast. Although I’m a senior, I don’t have “senioritis” (I think that’s how you spell it) and that’s a shame. Like last year, I am expanding my knowledge on art and American culture, and enjoying the new batch of Youth Insights participants in the process.
My ethnic background is made up of my mother, who was a mixture of African-American and Puerto Rican and my father, who is purely Egyptian. My tastes and interests never change, I love freestyle, R & B, and hip-hop. I still love to read and write. If you are interested in joining YI, the best advice I can give you is to be yourself. It’s the only way to true happiness. Take care, hopefully I will see you at the Whitney.