Niamya Candelaria

Thomas Dale High School

Class of 2017

What extracurricular activities and hobbies do you enjoy?

I love art and playing the drums.

If you played Major League Baseball, what would be your walk-out song?

"Who Runs the World" by Beyonce 

What has been your proudest moment?

My proudest moment was having my art displayed in the Holocaust Museum.

What would the title of your autobiography be?

Yeet by Niamya Candelaria 

Why are you committing to the Inspired Year?

I found Inspire Virginia to be very interesting from the website and it sold me on joining for the year.

What does civic engagement mean to you?

To me civic engagement means being motivated and determined to make a difference in your community.

What's your favorite thing about Virginia?

My favorite thing is the seasons. Here in Virginia you can have a freezing winter but then also have a scorching summer.

Where would you like to see Virginia in 20 years?

I would like to see a state filled with possibilities for teens (like New York).

Is there anything else you would like people to know about you?

I'm into memes.