Hello! My name is Monique Dacanay. I was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. I am 15 years old and I study at Leesville Road High School. I have been in the Leesville schools from elementary to high school! I am a rising 10th grader. Next semester, I will be taking PreCalculus, Advance Orchestra, Chemistry, and AP Psychology. In school, I am involved in Key Club, Speech and Debate, Book Club, and FCA. I love swimming, playing badminton, playing the violin, drawing, making crafts, and much more!

In my free time, I enjoy playing the violin. Right now, I am playing two pieces, by Bach, Giga and Gavotte en Rondeau. Playing the violin is so much fun, and it is a way to take all the stress away. I am a part of the Raleigh Community Orchestra, and I also volunteer to help tutor the 6th grade orchestra after school. Last year I got in All State, which was a really cool experience, to be able to play with the best of the best.

I also love spending time with my family. I have a big brother named Michael. Together, as a family, we like to play board games, like Pictionary, watch movies, cook together, and more. In addition, we love traveling. I have been to China, Canada, and the Philippines. Locally, I have visited New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Nevada, and California.

At Shodor, I am an apprentice for the 2017-2018 year. I joined Shodor to gain more knowledge about computational science and essential office and life skills. I enjoy going to Shodor. It is very fun, because I not only get to spend time with my fellow apprentices, but I also have opportunities, to model, make websites, use different and new languages and softwares, like HTML, CSS, PHP, Java Script, MySQL, AgentCubes, Vensim, and more!

violin with music

badminton racket

swimming pool