TEEN CALIFORNIA 2024
My name is Margareth Estacio. I am currently in the 8th grade at Oxford Academy. I was born in the Philippines, raised in Canada, and eventually moved to California over three years ago.
From a young age, I have been eager to broaden my horizons and learn about other cultures. I have gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for the diversity of human experience through living in three distinct nations.
When free, I love losing myself in a book, reading widely across genres, and learning as much as possible about the world through the written word. Dancing has always been my favorite form of physical expression because it allows me to feel more connected to the music and my body. I love singing and playing the violin too. They are great ways to express myself creatively and transform my feelings into music.
My platform is youth entrepreneur empowerment. I believe that empowering young entrepreneurs is crucial for fostering innovation and economic growth. By providing resources,
mentorship, and opportunities for young people to develop their business skills, we can help them unleash their potential and positively impact their communities.
My second platform is diversity and inclusivity. I believe accepting diversity and inclusivity are essential for developing a harmonious and prosperous society. We can build collaboration, understanding, and empathy among young people from diverse backgrounds by establishing an environment where everyone feels valued and appreciated.
Moreover, I take great pleasure in learning and always give my best effort in my academic pursuits. My extracurricular interests include involvement in speech and debate groups,
community service, and the Future Business Leaders of America (of which I serve as Vice President at Oxford Academy). Because of these, I am able to expand my horizons and positively impact those around me.
Lastly, I have a younger sister named Hailey. Despite the age gap, we have a close relationship. We love to play Nintendo Switch games and explore the neighborhood together. Because Hailey sees me as an example to follow, I work hard to be the sister she deserves.