City kid Maya Sewell: Loves the diversity

Maya Sewell calls the East Side home. The 13-year-old attends St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic School and lives with her parents, sister and two dogs.

Model D: What do you love about living in Detroit? What would you change about it?

There are so many things that I love about Detroit, one of them being its diversity. There is so much diversity in my school and neighborhood that has made me more aware and accepting of other people's religions, cultures, and ways of life. Without the diversity of Detroit, I would not be the understanding person I am today.
If I could change something in Detroit, I would first change the corrupt city government officials. If that could be changed, ever thing else that needs change will fall into place, like poverty and poor economic structure.

Model D: What is the coolest thing you did in the city last year?

Go to The Detroit Fish Market, a four-star seafood restaurant Downtown. This was the coolest thing to me because I am an aspiring chef and it was nice to see how a restaurant like that is run.

Model D: What do you like about your school?

I love my school's diversity. The diversity in my school really enhances my learning about different cultures. Also I love the friends. I have made friends at St. Clare that I will keep for a lifetime. My friends are great. They are always there to put a smile on my face or offer me a shoulder to cry on.

Model D: What are some of your hobbies and Interests, and how does your school or living in Detroit support those pursuits?

I am very interested in science and my school helps support my love of science by providing an excellent science teacher. I am also interested in comedy and my school lets me be myself and doesn't make me hide my personality.  

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