Laela Zaidi

17-year-old junior at Joplin High School in Missouri

My name is Laela Zaidi. I’m 17, a junior at Joplin High School, and I have lived in Missouri my entire life. Activities I participate in at my school are varsity tennis, varsity speech and debate, key club, math league, and foreign language club. My favorite subjects are communication arts, history, and French. Some of my hobbies and passions include writing, photography, community service and world traveling. I’m excited for the opportunity to write for The Huffington Post and learn along the way!