TKN Reporter - Christin


Hi, my name is Christin ! I am thrilled to be a host for the segment “MAKING THE GRADE,” for TKN. This segment allows me to impart helpful study tips and practices to fellow students, in order to help student’s become more conscientious learners and test takers. I have found that with the application of many of these tips, it is possible to generally improve one’s overall school performance.

I am fortunate to say that dedication, hard work, and focus have really benefitted my academic studies, athletic performance, and many related successes I have experienced in life, thus far.

I try to be mindful to stay well rounded in my choices and decisions. I play sports, I explore a variety of school clubs, including Debate, and I love theatre. It is also important that I spend quality time with my family and friends.

I have been able to participate in many exciting opportunities, some of which were initially made available to me through several school related competitions that I won and/ or placed as a finalist.

I would like to share with you some of my most enjoyable experiences! With each opportunity, I am reminded that successes in school can pave the way for successes in life.

At age 11, I was the 2014 River of Words Anacostia Watershed Prize Winner. This annual poetry contest is the largest youth poetry and art competition in the world.

As a result of this competition, I was invited at 12 years old to perform my award-winning poem for a globally featured independent TED TALK themed, “Ending Poverty,” which was conducted by the World Bank Group. I was excited to be the only child on the program among several other esteemed presenters.

Subsequently, I was invited to recite poetry at the World Bank concert, which was a precursor to the 2015 Earth Day on the National Mall. This event was absolutely amazing! The President of the World Bank was in attendance, the Secretary of the United Nations spoke, and other international acclaimed musical artists performed.

I also had an opportunity to be featured as a National Award winning poet for the Oprah BELIEF segment hosted in Washington, DC at the National mall. This program entailed panelists that included Pastors, College Administrators, Television Journalists and News personalities, PHD’s and CEO, and a NY Times Best Selling Author.

I worked with the Washington Performing Arts for the first Annual Anacostia River Festival, an official program of the National Cherry Blossom Festival (NCBF) where I recited two original poems. (one accompanied by a violinist).

Through one of my summer internship, I sat in at the MSNBC studio to observe the taping of Hardball, a show hosted by Chris Matthews, and I sat in on an interview at the studio of Syrius Radio. Both these experiences were a lot of fun and I gained greater insight and experience in the field of television, radio, news, and broadcasting.

At the 19th annual Youth Creativity Awards at Saint Mary’s College of California, I performed poetry and spoke on aspects of poetry writing and recitation. I spoke to an audience of poets and novices. Later, I was able to autograph for attendees my poem “Nowhere to Go,” in the printed publication, 2014 River of Words anthology

I am thrilled to have many of my poems published. Some of my published poems include, “Nowhere to Go;” “Starlight,” and “Destiny.”

Thanks for visiting my webpage to view my Biography.