My name is Onyx Emelo. I go to Portland High School, and I’m participating in a photography internship program. Tim Greenway is my mentor. I’m enrolled in various extracurricular activities, including tennis, track, soccer, and A Company of Girls. I like to be active, alive. That’s why I do sports every season. My new hobbies during the lockdown are taking photos and playing guitar.

Blessing Emelo and Jolika Rouamba on the trail near the East End beach

Saïda Rouamba walking her way to the East End beach

Teresia Mboyo – left and Blessing Emelo – right in Portland, ME in the backyard of their home

Blessing Emelo in Portland, ME during the golden hour.

The Portland Public Schools internship program is an elective program for juniors and seniors who want to explore a career interest. For more information contact Andrea Levinsky at [email protected] at Portland High and Sydney Williams at [email protected] at Deering High. Students interested in interning at Amjambo Africa should contact the editor at [email protected]