Austen Deery, New Canaan High School Student

Austen Deery

My name is Austen Deery and I am 16-years-old. I am currently working on the Garbage2energy Project within LEAP and hope to connect more on a daily basis with the kids from FAFU, Kibera, Kenya. I go to New Canaan High School, which is about a 15 minute drive from my house, and I run track and field for my school. In school, I take photography and film as extra classes and hope to be in the film industry when I grow older.

I have two siblings, a younger sister a younger brother. My sister is named Abigail and my brother is named Drew. Abigail is 13-years-old and Drew is 10-years-old. Even though I am 16-years-old, I still have not started the process of getting my drivers license as I am more focused on track and school at the moment.

Being an aspiring filmmaker, my favorite movie has to be the Shawshank Redemption, even though I could name about 50 other movies that are on that list as well.

All in all, I am a very active person who wants to be in the movie business when I grow up.

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