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WDEL's Delaware Stories
with Mellany Armstrong

2012 Bank of America Student Leader Keda Dorisca

Project Manager Connie Montaña (L) with Keda Dorisca
An ambitious young woman from Georgetown is selected for a special student leaders program.

18-year-old Keda Dorisca was born on Turks and Caicos Island, and moved to Delaware when she was five. She speaks Creole and serves as a translator for family and anyone who needs help.

"My parents spoke mostly Creole at first, but now they are learning a little bit of English. The tough part is, like, going to doctors' offices and making sure they comprehend everything correctly," she said.

Keda is one of five Delaware high school students chosen for Bank of America's 2012 Student Leaders program, and is serving a paid 8-week internship at the Boys & Girls Club in Rehoboth.

"If you can listen to a little kid who has a little problem, and make sure that they are heard, that can help them out in the future being, say, if they speak up, they can be heard," she said.

Keda likes to do philanthropy work and plans to open her own non-profit organization someday.

"Helping kids at a younger age, like during elementary and middle school ages, and high school ages, just to keep them going, to know that they have support behind them," she said.

She has advice for other young people like her.

"You might not be able to go to your goal one way, but you never know, you might have another way that you can go towards your goal and you might achieve it. That's all that matters. And, keep dreaming, of course," she said.

Keda's goal is to be an international business lawyer, and she'll attend Delaware State University this fall.

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