Sophomore, Elena Hirsch, was selected as 1 of 100 students from across the nation to participate in the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence, a four-day, immersive and transformational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
"I'm 15-years old and have loved music my whole life. I create my own music, write the lyrics, create instrumentals and I sing and perform my songs. I am a 2-time winner in the Kroger "I Can Make History" songwriting contest and I perform locally at open mics and art fairs. My biggest dream is to become a successful singer/songwriter and to spread a positive message through my music. I also love to cook and had the opportunity to attend the Kid's State Dinner at the White House for a dish I created, "expressed Elena.
Elena attended speaking and networking events with acclaimed celebrities such as Neyo, Sonia Jackson Myles, and Princeton Parker. Elena is currently working with Ms. Myles to bring The Sister Accord program to BHHS.
One of Elena's favorite memories from the Academy was filming a music video with a green screen while singing "Rise Up" by Andra Day.
Way to go, Elena!
About the Disney Dreamers Academy
The Disney Dreamers Academy is a power-packed, 4-day event held annually at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, in which 100 select high school students, ages 13-19, are inspired to dream big and get a jump-start on making those dreams come true! Students chosen to attend travel from every corner of the country to participate in a series of sessions and workshops held within the magical setting of Walt Disney World Resort, virtually turning the theme parks into vibrant classrooms where Dreamers can imagine bright futures, make exciting discoveries and learn how to put their goals into action.