Hello, my name is Solmia Moreno. Ever since I was a little girl, I have always dreamed of going to high school, having fun, making friends, graduating, and having a good life. Now, I’m living that dream. Even though we are seeing friends and teachers behind screens, it’s still high school and I plan to make every moment count.
I do miss my old routine of waking up every day at 6 a.m. to go get a caramel frappe from Exeter Coffee, go to Jazz Band (with no worry about traffic), and play music. I have lived in Exeter all my life and this town, this community, this home, has been so good to my family and I am forever grateful. I have always been supported by my family and I want to help them, and anyone I know with whatever they need.
I have never been one to sit around all day and do nothing. I am always active and like to have fun, especially when I am playing soccer. I have played soccer since I was 5 years old. I first played for the city until I got to Wilson Middle school where I played all my three years. Now, I play here at the High School. I even coached a team during the summer of 2019, a team of 5, 6, and 7-year-olds, called “The Hummingbirds”. I remember every moment with them, from meeting them at Lincoln Park, until our last game where I gave them their last snack and awards. It was my first year coaching and it was exciting because I love to do new things and do my best because if I mess up and fail I get back up, fix it and keep going with a smile on my face. Meanwhile, doing all that I was also a part of the Marching Band. I spent most of my days outside marching from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., sweating and working hard. I’ve been in band since 3rd grade and my love for music has only grown since then. Music plays a big part in my life, I have done the plays in Rocky Hill, concerts at Wilson, and now we go to other schools and compete. This town has made the music program possible; I thank my hometown so much for everything it has done with the music program in all the schools here.
Throughout my life I have always looked up to my mom, my dad and my brother. That is why I’m going to be a good example for my little brother, my nieces and nephew. I babysit them very frequently while I do all my classes during Zoom. I love those kids very much and will do anything for them. That’s why I am going to show them that they need to stay in school, get good grades, be active, and be involved.
My dream is to become a Probation Officer. Coming from a family that had to deal with drug abuse makes me want to help people in need so they don’t go through the same thing we have dealt with. During those times it was constant anger, yelling, fighting, money problems, exhaustion and depression for all of us. Finally, enough was enough, and through love and support of each other, we are now able to have good and fun memories. I don’t want people to feel like they must find happiness and peace at the bottom of a bottle, or in clouds of smoke. My dream is to help people find true happiness; true peace.
I am going to do everything I can to make my dream a reality. I am grateful for the support of my family, and in return, I’d like to help provide a good life for them, especially for my mom. That is why I am currently taking a Psychology college course to give me a head start for the real thing, when I graduate high school.
This town means a lot to me. It’s helped me create important friendships. It’s taken care of me, my family and friends. Exeter has supported me through music, sports, and even my former Karate Dojo. I love my hometown and do not want anything to happen to it. I would be honored to show everyone and anyone how much this place means to me.