Giovanni Adu-Gyamfi

My name is Giovanni Adu-Gyamfi. I am 19 years old, and I am a freshman at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), where I am majoring in public health. I spent most of my childhood in Old Bridge, New Jersey, but I currently live in Parlin, New Jersey. From a young age, I was fascinated by the world around me, participating in STEM-based activities and taking STEM classes. I enjoy reading, writing, helping others, and spending time with my family. In the future, with a public health degree, I hope to go into research helping regulate the spread of diseases and looking into more ways to prevent them.

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Our Interview With Giovanni

Was this the first time you entered the contest?
Yes.

How did you hear about the contest?
I was recommended to it by a close family friend.

What inspired your work?
Growing up, I was passionate about history, knowing a lot about the presidents.

What did you learn while creating your entry?
I learned what it means to carry out civil civic conversations, which I never knew about.

How do you plan to spread the word this year to your peers about the importance of the U.S Constitution?
I hope to encourage others to learn more about civil civic conversations.

How do your friends respond to history or talking about the Constitution?
They are neutral to it.

What do you love about U.S. History and the forming of our government?
I like learning about how our country was exactly formed.

Which U.S. historical site would you like to visit?
White House.

Which American historical figure is most influential/inspirational to you?
Martin Luther King Jr.

Who is your greatest role model?
My parents.

What in your life are you most passionate about?
I’m most passionate about my education.

How do you spend your free time?
In my free time, I read, play soccer, watch TV, study, and work out.

What are your plans for the future?
Right now, I am a public health major. I hope to help with the control of diseases.

If you could do one super impactful thing to help people, what would it be?
I would be an advocate for mental health.

Why is the Constitution relevant today?
It is relevant today because it basically tells us what we are entitled and have rights to.

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