Welcome! My name is Angeline De Castro and I am a Sophomore at SHC. I was born in the Philippines and was raised in the United States, here in San Francisco. Currently, Chemistry has been my most enjoyable subject. I love the challenge it brings and the feeling of gratification after solving a long equation. Outside of my classes I am in several clubs; this includes art, Japanese, tech crew, and photography. This year I decided to take the Draw in the City as an academic exploration. So far we have walked to many locations in the city like the DeYoung Museum, Coit Tower, Clement St, Chinatown, and more. I love to draw what I see and really capture the perspective into my art. Recently, my favorite medium has been water coloring because the process may be difficult, but the product makes it worth it.
This year, for my I2 project, a couple of my friends (Emma, Katia, and Fiona) and I are working on a website for mostly teenagers, that shares information about mental health and also is an outlet to share anything on their mind.
When our group was coming up with an idea for our project, we all saw that we were all interested in the environment. We wanted to do something that would benefit people who are trying to grow a garden, but might be unable to consistently take care of it. As a result, we decide to build a self-watering planter that makes it much easier for frequent travelers or people who don't have time to attend to their plants.Project details
Angeline, Emma, Fiona, and Katia have noticed their peers or even themselves have experienced the struggles of keeping up with their mental health; whether it be due to stress in school, pressure in sports, or even just anxiety about day-to-day experiences. They found that there weren’t many ways to express this feeling within themselves in a healthy way because of the lack of outlets. Although there are definitely adults that are more then happy to assist teenagers that go to them for help, there aren’t many teens that are open to having a conversation with an adult. This leaves teens going to their friends who may give them comfort, but they don’t know how to fully help. The lack of outlets for teens that experience mental health issues makes it more difficult to seek help and get better. When they researched the amount of teens that have mental illness they were not surprised to find that about 1 in 5 teens are suffering with mental illness. With the expertise of those who have information of any mental illnesses and a community that is welcoming and willing to learn, we want to create a safe place where teens can go to educate themselves, find resources, and ask questions.Project details