Hello everyone , my name is Alona Carter. I am from Oakland,CA. I go to Berkeley High School. Berkeley High is broken down into 5 small learning communities and the name of my small learning community  is CAS which stands for Communication  Arts and Sciences. CAS is a social justice program and we focus on promoting a just society by challenging injustice and valuing diversity. By going on this trip I will be able to use all of the skills CAS has taught me and I will also be able to learn new things to bring back home and share with my fellow CAS mates. I have been a cheerleader for ten year. I cheered for Berkeley High my first three years of high school, I recently decided to branch off and go cheer for an all-star cheer team which is called Jewels Cheer Gyms.I am so excited to be able to spend this time away from home and get to learn new things and meet new people. I am kind of shy when I first meet new people but once I get comfortable with you I am no longer shy.I can’t wait to meet you all!