Hi, my name is Desirae Ballinger. I am 17 years old and my birthday is October 9, 2000. I moved from my hometown to EAWR after being at EAWR for a year i moved to Alton High School and I’ve been here the last two years of High School. This is my second year being apart of Journalism. I am graduating early this December. I like to take walks after school, sleep, dance, listen to music and I like to talk to my family and friends after school. I live with my dad, sister, step-mother and step sister. I have 4 sisters, 2 brothers and 4 dogs. When I found out my grandpa having cancer, I began to write and talk about him and how i felt about him having cancer, so when i came to this school i signed up for Journalism because i was able to do more writing; writing that was more than just about my grandpa.