About Me

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Hi! My name is Kali Micetich, and I am a Senior at Freestyle Academy and Mountain View High School. At Freestyle, I am focusing on Design, while also taking Digital Media and English, and I am having so much fun meeting new people and learning so many things that I can’t wait to use in the future!

I’ve always been interested in art since I was little, my dad would draw me almost anything I wanted. From Elmo to me and my friends as My Little Pony characters, even a flamingo on a motorcycle! My dad would always help my imagination become reality. My grandparents also helped me think outside the box, giving me various arts and crafts to work on whenever I would visit their houses. I am so glad I had these opportunities growing up and helped me shape who I am today.

walkathon poster
Walk-a-thon Poster

One of the most memorable things I was able to do when I was younger was design a logo for my school’s Walk-a-thon. I went to Mariano Castro for elementary school, and in 2015, the school split into two schools, Castro and Gabriella Mistral. Fifth graders had the opportunity to create and submit logos for the back of our walk-a-thon shirts. I submitted mine and won! I am still very happy with what I created and they still use it to this day.

I also owe my talents to my mom, who has taught me to think logically, be organized, and stay on top of everything I do. Although I still have a lot to learn, I am using those skills to help me with everyday tasks. My mom also used to dance at Dance Attack!, where she signed me up for dance classes when I was 3 years old. I fell in love with dancing and eventually joined the competitive team all through middle school. At the beginning of the pandemic, I was offered a job at Dance Attack!, and I happily accepted. Working there was so much fun, and I was able to gain more people skills, helping all ages with enrolling in classes, answering questions, and even teaching classes sometimes.

Other than school and working, I like to hang out with my friends, journal, read, draw, and listen to music. My friends and I never get sick of each other, and we have so much fun driving or walking around laughing and making new memories. At home, I am usually in my room working on filling in my journals with whatever I can think of or find.

In the summer I am at URJ Camp Newman, a Jewish sleepaway camp that means so much to me. I have been going since 2015, and this year I got to be a Counselor in Training! Being a CIT was challenging, but overall so rewarding. I was able to work with kids of all ages, which tested my patience and problem-solving skills. When I wasn’t with kids, you could usually find me in the art room, or “art hole” as we called it at camp. The CIT class was able to create a mosaic, which is something I looked forward to making since I was 10 years old. We are also in charge of putting on a little play, or “shtick” that we would perform for the campers every Saturday. I put myself in charge of making costumes and props for shtick, and it was so much fun. At the end of the summer, we also got to design a bench based on our show, that future campers can use during various activities.

Camp this year was so impactful, being able to work with kids and make more memories with friends I have known for so long. Camp Newman means so much to me and I can’t wait to go back as a counselor next summer to learn even more.

This year, I hope to solidify my prior knowledge of Adobe programs, such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, PremierePro, and more. I hope I also branch out more and make more friendships at freestyle, as well as create more memories with the friends I made last year. Junior year was such a blur, and I hope Senior year is just as fun as everybody says. 

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