Julia Marwah - Illinois Nomination and Photography by Carol Graham Photography Issue 48 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Julie is a high school senior at Naperville North High School where she excels academically and enjoys being part of the track and field team, hurdling her way through. Julia is very endearing and kind, growing up in a biracial (Indian and Scottish) home she has learned what acceptance and difference is all about. Additionally, Julia volunteers much of her time with a nonprofit organization that supports families who have children who are deaf/hard of hearing, you see Julia's sister was born deaf and she has a passion to support families the way her family was supported. Julia plans to attend college where she will major in psychology.
What should we know about you? My family made me the person I am today. I share different cultural experiences through my parent’s ethnic backgrounds, I have been able to be part of my Indian culture learning about different celebrations and traditions, as well as learning about my Grandparents’ lives before they moved to the United States. I am also able to submerge myself in the deaf world because of my sister’s hearing loss by volunteering and learning ASL.
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? Something that my nomination doesn’t cover is how much I enjoy spending time doing different and new things. I love taking care of my pets, trying new things, playing music, spending time with my friends and family, along with working, and going to school. I never feel at a loss for trying new things because there is so much for me to learn and discover. This directly relates to the courses I’ve taken at school, I’ve tried many different classes that lead to different careers to try and narrow down my choices of what I’m most passionate about.
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be and why? The topic I would present to a group would be how do people interpret their dreams. One of my biggest interests is understanding the meaning of spontaneous thoughts and the source of a specific dream. Although this may be seen as insignificant to some, the fact that their purpose isn’t understood is what makes it so interesting to me.
Look for Julia in issue 48 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!