Kiya, 13

Kiya inspires her peers to achieve

How did you get where you are? My parents are the main reason I’m where I am today. They have really encouraged me and they are always here for me when i need them.

Who or what inspires you? My family really inspire me.

What have you found most challenging? Trying to meet my parent’s expectations has been really challenging, as I am always being compared to my brother and I’m slightly pressured to do as well as him.

What have you found most rewarding? Being able to look back and see that I’ve achieved all my main goals. I also find seeing the smiles on my friends and family’s faces after I’ve achieved something rewarding, as it makes me realise my achievements also effect the people around me in a positive way.

What advice would you give others? Risk it or lose it! If there’s something you really want to do something that could positively affect your future, go for it. You’ll never know what will happen unless you try. If you go for it and are successful you’ll be proud of yourself, but if you don’t you could forever live in regret.