By cynthia s.
Grade 9, Illinois
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

This is a story about a student. I from the Dominican Republic .I am 16 years old .my nationality is Dominican. The culture of my country is dance bachata, merengue, salsa and reggae. I'm going to be a lawyer in the future. My native language is Spanish. I have 1 brother and 1 sister. My family is beautiful. My favorite sport is volleyball. I came to the U. S, because here it is better than in my country. I came with my family. I felt like bat. I go here airplane when I came to the u. s I was 14 years old I came to the u. s on November 29, 2002. I donÆt like living here, because the weather is cold but the summer is hat. I donÆt like the food in the u. s I have family likes living here, because here .because here is better .Also, I like American traditions and IÆm studying English here. I like the school because the people are good person for me, but I miss my family ,my country ,my school ,my friends, and everything special in my culture in the Dominican Republic , but I think what I have is a better life in the United States.

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