My name is Maya Shadid, and I am a freshman at St. Agnes Academy. I found my passion for writing after a poetry assignment in second grade. I received encouragement from my teachers and parents to keep pursuing this interest. I am excited to participate in School Buzz so that I can improve my skills and learn from other writers. Some of my other hobbies include singing and acting. A fun fact about me is that I have two younger sisters, Lily and Nina. I love living in Houston because of the many activities and opportunities to have fun with my family.