Cambria Heights student participates
in 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy
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BY CARLOTTA MOHAMED
The sky is not the limit for 16-yearold
Myah Mitchell from Cambria
Heights, who is aiming to become an
Mitchell, a junior at the Mary Louis
Academy in Jamaica Estates, is one of
100 students accepted into the Disney
Dreamers Academy in January for the
four-day event held in March. But unfortunately,
her trip was cut short due
to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Disney Dreamers Academy was
founded in 2008 to give students with a
dream the tools it takes to let their potential
shine through. The Walt Disney
Company, entertainer Steve Harvey,
and ESSENCE Magazine hosts the
four-day event (March 12 to March 15)
for 100 select students at Walt Disney
The Dreamers interact with Disney
cast members, celebrities, industry experts
and community leaders through
inspirational talks, immersive career
activities and networking and interviewing
Mitchell, who became interested in
learning more about space at the age
of 4, was inspired by Mae Jemison, the
first African-American woman to travel
“It’s really cool to know that she did
that and I want to do that too. Space
seems endless and we really can’t go
far into it yet because we don’t have
that type of technology,” Mitchell said.
“No one knows if there is an end to it,
and we just have to keep exploring.”
Although Mitchell only experienced
one day of the Disney Dreamers Academy,
it was a fun outing with free passes
to Disney World and taking a ride on
the Disney Dreamers grand marshal
car, she said.
Now, Mitchell is starting to focus on
college. She is taking a closer look at the
potential universities she would like
to attend. She has her eyes on Vaughn
College of Aeronautics and Technology,
but keeping her options open, she
would also like to attend colleges in
Florida, Texas, Arizona or Hawaii.
“They’re all near the NASA bases
and I need to get my pilot license and a
degree in engineering,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell is a distinguished student
who is also a part of the National Society
of High School Scholars. She is into
cheerleading, orchestra, non-competitive
swimming and diving as well as robotics.
She is also a self-taught pianist
and plays the violin.
Reach reporter Carlotta Mohamed
by e-mail at cmohamed@schnepsmedia.
com or by phone at (718) 260–4526.
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Myah Mitchell, 16, of Cambria Heights, aspires to become an astronaut. She was selected
to attend the Disney Dreamers Academy in March. Courtesy of Myah Mitchell