Kiera Moné Morgan
My name is Kiera Moné Morgan. I am 17 years old and I am now a senior in high school. I am an army brat and both of my parents are currently serving in the U.S. Army. I live with my mother and older sister, Imani. Other than Imani, I have two younger brothers who live in Virginia with my father, Richard, and stepmother, Joi. I was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina in July 2000. Due to my parents’ profession, I move every three to four years and I have lived in places from Kaiserslautern, Germany to Olympia, Washington. I have traveled to many places, from Amsterdam to Hawaii. With such a worldly childhood, I have acquired the skill of adaptability, and the ability to understand and communicate with people of various backgrounds. I can comprehend basic German from childhood classes and Jamaican Patois, since my mom is Jamaican. In upstate New York, at Theodore R. Durgee Jr. High School and Charles W. Baker High School, I took three years of French so I can write, read, and speak the language for the most part.
When I moved to the city in November, I enrolled at Bronx Compass High School and have excelled in my studies, finishing out junior year with phenomenal grades. In the final weeks of my junior year, I was offered the opportunity to attend Lehman College for a summer course. When I heard that I could receive four college credits for participating, I instantly accepted. I knew I would need to get a jumpstart on my college credits since my school did not offer advanced placement. I also knew I would need some college preparation, and would like to be able to improve my literacy and connections to the community. Also, this experience would help me with my social anxiety and make me a better public speaker. Lehman College would be a way to better myself and create a brighter future, not only for myself, but for the world.