Hello my name is Eli Tapia and I am 15 years old right now. I was born in Daegu, South Korea and lived there for 9 years and then moved to Elgin, Oklahoma for about a year and then moved to Ellicott City, Maryland. I have 2 brothers and one sister and we all like to play video games so we sometimes play with each other. I started to play an instrument in 5th grade in Oklahoma because my older brother was in band and I wanted to be in band too, so I choose to play the Euphonium and still play it present day which is 10th grade. I use to play a lot of sports for example soccer, baseball, and basketball but now I only run track as my main sport and have been running track since 9th grade when I made the team. There is a program that I joined in beginning of 9th grade which was called jump start and I thought it was interesting and you can get early college credit so I decided to join and go to River Hill instead of my designated school. I met a lot of amazing, new people at this good and became really good friends with them. In 10th grade I had to take a CC class for my fine arts so I decided to take Music Tech CC because I needed the college credit and I thought it was going to be boring but after a while of playing with some stuff the class started to become fun and I actually enjoyed the class and enjoyed making new music and learning new things every other day. Over the summer I went to away for about 2 months because I have family and friends there so my brother and I stayed in Hawaii for summer break. Hawaii was an amazing experience and wish I can do it again, I met new people, learned different cultures and explored different parts of O'ahu. Also I like to take pictures of stuff when I travel somewhere and pose like a model for fun.