Isis Joyner wants to change the world. She’s graduating from Kentwood High School and plans to study political science at Western Washington University to promote change and make social justice more of a priority within the U.S. Department of Justice.
“I really want to fix the criminal justice system,” Isis said. “There’s a lot of things I want to do to help our world.”
She said one of her favorite classes is civics with Mr. Stanton because they explore problems and find ways to solve them. From global warming to removing plastic from the oceans, Isis is dedicated to helping make the world a better place for all.
She’s been a student in the Kent School District since kindergarten, attending Daniel Elementary and Meridian Middle School before going onto high school. She describes her journey as a “roller coaster” with highs like being on the dance team and exploring coral reefs in her environmental science class, but also times when she struggled with her grades, health, and family.
“I’m terrified and excited for college,” she said. “I’m going to be far from my family, and they mean a lot to me, but I’m so proud of what I’ve overcome to get here.”