Eloquent, sophisticated, avant-garde and nice: "John Silva is very kind and will go out of his way to help his friends" says friend Rachel Salisbury. He is always thinking of others and keeping them laughing and entertained.
Around John, there is never a dull moment. His radiant personality takes center stage as he participates in numerous extracurricular activities such as Relay for Life, drama, speech and debate, where he has earned high honors. His Mock Trial team just earned second place in the county and he was voted best prosecution witness, by his team after captivating the courtroom in his portrayal of witness Devin Lin.
He focuses especially in theater, which he says has "allowed me to break out of my shell by allowing me to be someone else. It is very therapeutic." His love for theater has compelled him to be a member of the International Thespian Society and inspired him to participate in special plays for children.
In addition to his full place of activities, John excels in academics as well. He maintains a 4.17 grade point average and has made the principal's honor roll five times.
In his free time, he loves to read the Harry Potter books. He is a self-declared Slytherin, though not out of evil, but because of his ambition, which he hopes will take him through college to have a pharmaceutical degree.
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: My mom, because when she gets involved in something, she always follows through with her word and does things to her fullest extent.
LAST BOOK READ FOR PLEASURE: "The Epic of Gilgamesh"
FAVORITE TV SHOW: "Desperate Housewives"
FAVORITE MOVIE: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:Part 2"
FAVORITE BAND: Stars
BIGGEST FEAR: Confinement, such as being imprisoned I'm really claustrophobic.
WHAT I'D TELL THE PRESIDENT: America is on a good road and always getting better.
ADVICE FOR KIDS: Always have time to find a passion, because all work and no play leads to burnout, and then your success will mean nothing.
ADVICE FOR PARENTS: Don't micromanage your kids' lives, because then they will do everything to counter it. Giving them autonomy leads to children learning responsibility.
WHERE I'LL BE IN 10 YEARS: I hope to have a pharmaceutical degree and be working at my own pharmacy, or maybe even a Walgreens ... if I'm lucky.