2013 Disney Dreamers Academy

Meet the 2013 Washington Area Dreamers

The Walt Disney World Resort was a dream come true for five Washington Area students at the 2013 Disney’s Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine in Orlando Florida, March 7-10, 2013

Tony Richards followed our local Dreamers and brought news about this life changing program. Check out our Facebook Page for photos.

Magic really does happen at Walt Disney World Resort.

The Dreamers

RavenRaven Coit
Cheltenham, MD

I am 17 years old and a senior at Frederick Douglass HS in Upper Marlboro, MD. I enjoy history and science and hope to continue my studies in psychology and medicine. After graduation, I plan to attend Delaware State University or North Carolina A&T University. I volunteer at MBGC and National Honor Society sponsored projects. My extracurricular activities include Marching & Jazz Band and Varsity Softball. I enjoy baking, babysitting, and hanging out with friends. Sometimes the road to success is through trial and error, but what you prosper in the end will make it all worthwhile.

BrendanBrendan Canty
Baltimore, MD

I am 16 years old, born in Baltimore, MD. I am a freshman at Coppin Academy High, a college preparatory charter school affiliated with the HBCU Coppin State University. We are encouraged to strive for excellence every day. I love to express my talents in the areas of art, history, and science/technology. I am currently interested in filmmaking in the fields of animation and documentary films. I hope to one day have a star on Hollywood’s walk of fame. I believe that there should be more dreamers in the world because that is what made this country great.

JasminJasmine George
Upper Marlboro, MD

I am 17 years old and currently live in Upper Marlboro, MD. I am a senior at Dr. Henry A. Wise High School. I hope to obtain a music scholarship due to my ability to play 5 instruments. I participate in the Marching, Jazz, Pep, and Concert bands at school. My extracurricular activities are AF JROTC, Color Guard, and Civil Air Patrol. I also play Varsity Basketball & Softball at school. I volunteer with the Legal Counsel for the Elderly at AARP. I want to be able help others to be successful individuals and to dream big!

MichaelMichael Shannon
Bowie, MD

I’m the oldest of five children. I am a 14 year old sophomore at Charles Herbert Flowers High School in Springdale, MD enrolled in the Science & Technology Program. I plan to attend the University of Maryland and major in Engineering to become a successful Electrical Engineer and Professional Football Player. My extracurricular activities include playing football, where I was J.V. Team Captain, and track & field. I am active in my church, including usher, A/V, choir, Spiritual Warriors After Truth, and Youth ministries. I believe that in life you get what you go after.

DevinDevin Simpson
Woodbridge, VA

I am a senior at CD Hylton High School in Woodbridge, VA. I have a passion for community service. I am the Vice President and Miss Top Teen of a local chapter of Top Teens of America, a youth service organization. I lead a mentor program for young girls called “It’s All About M.E.” and co‐ founded the “Look At M.E. Now” program for young boys. Next year, I hope to attend a university to study accounting and social justice. I plan to live my life being the change agent I hope to see in the world.