I was born on December 8th, 1995 to Thomas Kennelly and Toni Klein. My parents were both born and raised in the New York/New Jersey area, but I have lived my entire life in Jamaica Plain, MA. My education began at the age of one when I attended the Copper Beach Montessori School. Then, at the age of five, I began elementary school at the Joseph P. Manning. Six years later I was in the Advanced Work Program at the Timilty Middle School in Roxbury, MA. I now attend Boston Latin School where I will be going into my senior year this fall.
At BLS, I have been an active member of the chorus since the seventh grade. After eight years of participating in theatre programs outside of school, I began to participate in the BLS musicals. I have been in both The Music Man and Hairspray while at BLS. I am also a member of the BLS club STAND for Human Rights, which I will be president of next year, and the BLS newspaper The Argo, which I will be Arts and Entertainment editor of next year. Next year I will also be managing the girls soccer team and will be copy editor for BLS’s new online publication, The Wolf Blog.
Outside of school I spend some of my free time working with kids. I volunteer at the Academic Student Center in Brookline, MA, which tutors children in the Greater Boston Area in math and English.
Last summer I was given the opportunity to work at Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation where I worked with the leader of the Equal Justice Corporation to create a database where people of all socioeconomic and racial backgrounds have the equal opportunity to find work throughout Massachusetts and some other parts of the country. I continued to work on this database during my junior year and am still helping MLAC with this project today. Through this internship, I was also able to speak with some of the Massachusetts residents in need of legal assistance, who without MLAC would not otherwise have access to legal aid. I got to see firsthand the importance of public service and public services to the people of Massachusetts and the United States and it is because of this opportunity that I began to think about public service as a career path.
After taking A.P. Government and Politics during my junior year and working for MLAC the summer prior, I now plan on majoring in Political Science in college and I hope to one go to Washington and work in the White House.