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"I am Middletown"--Karina Dawkins

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“I am Middletown”

Welcome to our long-time feature, which gives people in the Middletown school district a chance to meat and learn about the scholars in their community. We asked each scholar 10 questions, and the answers combined create a mini-profile about their lives. So what does “I am Middletown” mean? We cannot be defined by one or two words. Everything about all of us makes us unique, and that uniqueness makes us Middletown.

Meet Karina Dawkins, a Twin Towers Middle School eighth-grader who is in the National Junior Honor Society.

Her hobbies: “Singing, painting and drawing.”

Her inspiration: “My parents inspire me every day because they are hard-working people and they keep me motivated to accomplish my goals in life.”

Three places she wants to visit: “Paris, Bora Bora and San Francisco.”

Her favorite type of music: “R&B.”

What she likes the most about herself: “My singing voice.”

The world’s biggest problem: “Racism.”

Her proudest school moment: “Getting into the all-county chorus.”

Her ideal meal: “Rice, chicken and beans.”

If she had $1 million: “Take my family on a dream vacation and save the rest for college.”

One thing people may not know about you: “I am Colombian, British and Jamaican.”

In 10 years I’ll be: “In college, pursuing my singing career.”