Salma Akter

Salma-AkterMy name is Salma Akter and I am a 10th grade student at John F. Kennedy High School. My recent honors and awards have included receiving 1st Honors at West Side Middle School and numerous Student of the Month certifications at Driggs Elementary School. My favorite subjects are Science and Math.

GEAR UP has helped me by motivating me to help others. After I graduate high school, I would like to attend college and have a happy life.

There are many things that people do not know about me and would be surprised to learn. I am from Bangladesh. I enjoy Bangladesh and American cuisine. My favorite American food is pizza.

I belong to a Muslim family and we came to America in 2010. At that time, I did not speak any English but learned it within one year. I give credit to my teachers and my cousins for that. I was happy when I finally received all honors in my academic classes at West Side Middle School.

Most every teacher I have, loves me and describes me as a very cheerful person. My nickname is “Mukta” and I speak Bangla, English and Hindi. I can read Arabic and I am also learning to speak and write in Spanish. I enjoy watching Bollywood and animation movies where my favorite actor is Deepak Adhikari Deu and my favorite movie is Home.