by Aviyah (Kailua), age 12
My substance is volleyball and drawing. I have played volleyball since 5 years old and continue to play volley ball here in Hawaii. I have made meaningful friendships with teammates and our last championship is soon. My dream is to play volleyball for the University of Hawaii at Manoa, I also dream of playing professional volleyball and going to the Olympics. Volleyball helps me to become a better athlete and make new friends. I am a middle hitter and I played volleyball on the Marine Corp base Hawaii because my dad is in the Marine Corp.
I started drawing in 2017 and I use drawing as my place of peace. Drawing creates a peaceful haven in my mind. It lets me focus on my thoughts an imagination.