Q: When do you feel the most confident?
Adilene: I feel the most confident when I’m around people who want the best for me.
Sarah: I feel most confident when my hair is done.
Jennifer: I feel the most confident when I have a really cute outfit on and everything—basically really glammed up.
Q: How does your Big give you confidence?
Adilene: My Big gives me confidence because she is always there to help me and be another source of support for me. I want her to know that she’s a great Big and I admire how kind and supportive she is.
Sarah: My big sister tells me positive things almost every day.
Jennifer: My big is really encouraging. I don’t hear a lot of that at home, so it is good to hear and that gives me confidence in my abilities as a student.
Q: What is an accomplishment you’re proud of?
Adilene: A big accomplishment I will be proud of is the day of my graduation.
Sarah: An accomplishment that I’m proud of is when I got invited to join National Honors Society.
Jennifer: I am proud that I was accepted into more than one college. As a freshman, I didn’t believe college was even an option for me.
Q: What are your career goals?
Adilene: I’m still indecisive about what career to follow, but I do plan to go to college and earn my degree.
Sarah: My career goals are to go to college and get my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology.
Jennifer: I want to be a nurse. I also intend to pursue a certification in obstetrics.
Q: Who is a woman who inspires you?
Adilene: A woman who inspires me is my mom because she’s so hardworking and humble. She set a very important example for me and my siblings. She taught me to always follow my dreams and I know she will support me with anything I do.
Sarah: My mom is a woman who inspires me.
Jennifer: A woman who inspires me in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She is a congresswoman who unapologetically and strongly advocates for the rights and social justice of minorities in this country.