My name is Halima Wako. I am seventeen years old. I am from Oromia,
it is part of Ethiopia. I have been in the U.S.A. for almost three years
since September 20, 2000. I have five brothers and two sisters. I am
the oldest of them. I started my first school year at LEAP Academy for
9th and 10th grades. I transferred to Arlington Sr. High School last
year. I will be in 12th grade in this fall. I enjoy going to school.
I love to have fun with my friends, family. My favorite subjects are mathematics and science. In my free time I like to watch cartoons and my favorite cartoon is "Garfield." I also cook and clean at my house, and take care of my youngest siblings with my mother. I have many things to do this summer such as going to Maccess, work, and support my mother in the house.
My father always tells me to do my school work on time and encourages
me to get good grades. He needs me to be one of his educated girls because
he didn't get a chance to finish school. So, he didn't want me to be
like him. He is there for me with what I need to accomplish my education.
I remember the words that he always says to me "Do not think of
helping me now, but graduating from college, then think of it."
I am so proud of my father who cares for my education and future life.