Debutante Amari Phylise Fontes

Grade:

Senior

School:

Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

Parent(s)/Guardian:

Sean and Toiya Fontes

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Footloose Dance Co-Captain

  • Danse Esprit Co-Head

  • Black Student Union Co-Head

  • Varsity Dance Team Co-Captain

  • 9th Grade Senior Mentor

  • NCDS Admissions Ambassador

  • Recording Secretary of Jack and Jill of America Newton

  • National Honor Society

  • People for a Racially Inclusive Society of Multiculturalism

Community Service:

Juvenile Justice Chicago and Compassionate Care Hospice Administrative Volunteer

Anticipated College/Course of Study:

Double Major in English and Psychology

Career Aspirations:

I want to go to college and become a psychiatrist or attorney. I hope to eradicate the stigma around mental health and also improve access and equity to mental health
resources in the Black community. I also hope to continue to write throughout my adult life, and eventually have my works published.

Favorite Quote/Scripture and Author:

"If you are silent about your pain, they'll kill you and say you enjoyed it" - Zora Neale Hurston

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