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Miles Parker

Updated: Jul 24, 2019

Hello! I’m 14 years old and I was born on September 24, 2004. I have three brothers and one sister, including two step brothers. I’m from Durham, NC and I’m a freshman at Riverside High School. When I was born, my grandpa died. I didn’t really know him because I was a baby, but one thing that my grandma tells me a lot is how much he loved sports. This is why I’ve played sports, like baseball, basketball, and sometimes football. I started to play sports in elementary school. The first sport I play was basketball. I think I played power forward. In football, I played defensive tackle and in baseball I played first base. I’m going to continue to play sports because my grandpa loved them, but I wish he could have been there to see me grow from elementary school to middle school, and soon to high school.

When I was at Morehead Elementary School, they took us on a lot of trips, but my favorite was when we went to Washington, D.C. When we got there, we ate lunch somewhere. After lunch, my mom saw one of the actors from the Fast and Furious movies. While we were at the air and space museum we went to the gift shop and my friend Alejandro went back into the store and got some mars mud, which is like puddy. He gave one of them to me. Then my friend, Derek, broke the container it came in, so the mars mud dried out.

I started student U when I was in middle school. It was fun when I got here because they would teach us how to solve problems in different ways and helped get us ready for the next step of our lives. Student U is a program that helps us when we have bad grades. They would help us get awesome grades!

There was this one time when my mom took me and some other friends on this march from Neal Middle School to Greensboro. We just walked the whole way there, but we also took breaks, like when it got dark we slept over at this church. We were going to march for two whole days, but then the unexpected happen; the mayor would not come talk to the group that my mom was in, so they stood in the middle of the street, locked arms, sat down, and started chanting. When they did that, the police officers came and arrested them, but it wasn’t really as bad as I thought because they came out within minutes of being there. After they got out, we went home, and I laid down because my legs felt like they were toing to break down.

Now that I'm in high school, I’m going to the engineering program, so that I can be good at it and make it my career when I graduate.