Rhea Mendonca, Susan E. Wagner High School Class of 2020

Name of the Senior:   Rhea Mendonca

City: Staten Island, New York

High School Name: Susan E. Wagner High School

College Plans: Business Major

Bio: I am a 17 year old teenager who is passionate about making a difference in this world. I am also spoke at the United Nations.I Co- founded my own organization WINGS OF HOPE along with my twin sister and is a recipient of many national and international awards like the UN international award, Goldstein and Bashner Young hero Award, National Community Service Ambassador Award, Hero in Hunger management, Hero in waste Management. I am an honor Roll student, part of the National Honor Society, I co founded the Model UN club in my school.

Tell us your feelings about how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed your senior year: COVID 19 came like an unexpected surprise. It really disrupted my plans how I envisioned my senior year to be, missing out on proms, graduation and senior awards night. I couldn’t even say a proper farewell to all my friends. I guess I have to just deal with it and do the best I can.