Amabelle (on right) grew up in West Warwick, RI and attended St. Rocco School where her inquisitiveness and determination stood out. Her strong academic abilities have been similarly noted during her three years at Wellesley High School where Amabelle was selected as a member of the school’s National Honor Society. In addition to her academic accolades, Amabelle is an accomplished pianist and also enjoys singing.
While at Wellesley High School, Amabelle has broadened her creative interests to include acting/performing in numerous school productions, including Zap, Sweeney Todd, Metamorphosis, Spamelot and What’s Faire is Fair. In what is left of her free time, Amabelle is an active participant in both the indoor track team and the Red Cross Club.
Host Family: Nova & Peter Biro
Academic Advisor: Christine Peloquin
Yasmine (on left) joins us from Brooklyn, NY. She enjoys athletics (basketball, softball and karate), and is a member of the Wellesley High School performing arts Tech Team. In addition to her academic work, Yasmine has found a real niche for herself in the areas of student emotional support and female empowerment, as a member of the United Nations Foundation program Girl Up, which empowers young women to become advocates for each other and for those in need around the world, and as a member of the high school Challenge Success program which was formed as a peer to peer program to address the growing concern regarding the impact of stress and anxiety among students in our public schools.
Host Family: Crystalle LaCouture & Scott Stedman
Academic Advisor: Linda Mooney