My name is Nina Samuels, and I am a senior at Mainland High School. This year has been a long, hard one, so at Christmas, I just want to spend time with my family and cherish good times with them. I want to give my mom a Christmas that she'll remember despite the hard times we have gone through this year.
In fourth grade at Westside Elementary in Daytona Beach, I was chosen to become a member of FBHonors and continued in it through Campbell Middle School and at Mainland. I have developed great relationships with others in the program. We attend field trips together such as Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort. That was a wonderful field trip and was quite educational, but also a fun experience.
Math and science are my favorite subjects. For a career, I am hoping to become a pediatric surgeon or a pediatric oncologist.
Food Brings Hope means everything to me. Being in this program for nine years, working hard every year to stay in it, has put a different drive in me. It has taught me strengths about myself I never knew about and it also taught me how to be a young adult and come out of my shell. However, what I like the most is that I am in a program with fellow peers who are high achieving like myself, and have goals in life that they want to reach.
Food Brings Help helped me to exceed in school because it taught me to always stay on top of my work, and don't let a minor hiccup ruin your day. You brush it off and work harder towards your goal.