Haja Bah


Q: What clubs/activities are you engaged in at your school?

A: I play volleyball and started a women empowerment group.

Q What do you want/plan to do after high school?

A: I plan to attend a university or college to further my education.

Q: What is your best memory from senior year?

A: My favorite memories from senior year were the PBIS reward assembly’s.

Q: What is your best memory from all of high school?

A: The best memory was my birthday my friends surprised me with a cake and we went to our school's football game that evening and we won.​

Q: What is your greatest achievement?

A:  The women empowerment group I started, I feel it’s something that I can leave for Frankford and will continue when I’m gone.

Q: What is one thing you will miss about your school?

A: Football and Basketball games the energy and love in the room, I don’t think I can ever find anything like it.

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Q: How has your high school experience shaped you?

A: It helped me find a purpose. I know now that my ultimate goal in life is to help kids in the urban community who lack a parent figure in their life.

Q: What has been your most formative high school experience? 

A: I would say the meetings with staff. It helped me see a lot of what they do outside of the classroom

Q: Do you have any advice to give to incoming freshmen? 

A: Stay focused, and make sure you surround yourself around goal driven and motivated people.

Q: How are you feeling during the quarantine? What are you doing to keep yourself engaged?

A: I feel sad and kind of irritated. I’ve been doing teacher interviews with my principal and other staff and I’ve been talking to my potential colleges a lot. 

Q: How do you feel about your senior year being cut short?

A: Annoyed. I feel like we had so much more to do.

Q: If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be?

A: I would implement a big sister, little sister and big brother, little brother program, where upperclassmen help guide underclassmen throughout their first couple years.

Q: If you could change one thing about the school district, what would it be?

A: I would give more funding to lower achieving schools because I’ve been to a Special Admission High School and a Neighborhood School and the Special Admission Schools have so much more but schools like Frankford have so much potential it’s the best school I’ve been to but we just need a little more help and support.

Q: If you could change one thing about Philadelphia, what would it be?

A: More community centers around the city and more professional job opportunities for teenagers.


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