Hi! My name is Atiya Artis and I’m 16 years old. I attend Calvin Coolidge SHS and am going to the 12th grade. I enjoy sports, especially basketball. I love to cheer, sing, dance, and make others laugh. I try to smile frequently, even when I’m feeling uneasy because “it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile.” I spend most of my free time helping others through tutoring, mentoring, directing a children’s choir, donating to and serving the less fortunate, and being of personal assistance to the elderly. My favorite colors are turquoise and apricots and I always love to eat shrimp and broccoli with white rice. I think very highly of myself because I believe that confidence starts within.