Meet Sofia Valdebenito
East Rockaway, New York • Junior
Sofia Valdebenito is a busy young woman with many interests and talents. The 11th grader at East Rockaway High School in East Rockaway, New York, plays soccer and lacrosse, is president of the Key Club, 11th grade treasurer, plays viola, and is part of the National Honors Society.
As far as academics, Sofia’s favorite classes are AP Language and Composition, AP Physics, and AP U.S. History. She hopes to major either in Astronomy or Political Science in college, and, as a future voter, cares most about the issues of human rights and immigration.
Her greatest influence is definitely her parents who, says Sofia, “have always and forever pushed me to my full potential and to stand for what I believe in.”
When asked what person from history she would follow on social media, Sofia did not hesitate. “I would definitely follow Alexander Hamilton. How could I avoid the man who represented New York at the Constitutional Convention, became the first appointed Treasury Secretary, and overall, a man who was well known for speaking his mind?”