Afrida, a 9th grader at Lynn English High School, is originally from Bangladesh, and her native language is Bengali. With encouragement from her parents, she participated in Dream MORE so that she would have a smooth transition to high school, know more people, and have more friends when she begins the ninth grade. She liked the outdoor activities that Dream MORE provided, especially basketball. Afrida is interested in science—from computers to solar energy to biology—and has been inspired by her cousin to make engineering her future career.