2022 We the Students Honorable Mention winner Lindsey Steel made a point of pursuing her array of passions, ranging from journalism to classical piano while attending Homestead High School in California. As a rising junior, she has the opportunity to get involved in numerous activities throughout her two years including her school’s cheerleading, mock trial, and debate teams — the latter of which she hopes will help in her goal to become an attorney.
Lindsey’s interests are further reflected in her favorite classes; journalism, Mandarin, and history. Part of the reason these were her favorite classes are because of who taught them, most notably her tenth-grade history teacher, Kelly DiNucci, “whose optimism and passion for the subject never fail to inspire [Lindsey].” Additionally, Lindsey’s favorite historical figure, Eleanor Roosevelt, emerged from Ms. DiNucci’s class. Lindsey’s high regard for Eleanor Roosevelt stems from her belief that Roosevelt “was a champion of civil rights and a powerful figure in a time when women could not afford to be controversial or opinionated.”
There are many issues that are important to Lindsey as a young voter, but one that is particularly pressing to her is climate change and the protection of the environment. This is followed by abortion rights and gun control.