Parent / guardian: Ariel Hardy
Parent / guardian: John Walkup
5635 E Minnesota Drive
Denver, CO 80224
Mobile phone: 303-325-1990
Work phone: 303-377-1688
Home phone: 304-520-4442
High school: East High school
Graduates in: 2016
Birthday (yyyy/mm/dd): 1998/06/04
Allergies or medical concerns:
Hobbies and special interests:
My hobbies are making short films and cinematography. I also sing and play guitar and make song covers
on my youtube channel. I really enjoy drawing and painting! I am currently building a portfolio to become
a tattoo artist, and designing tattoos for adults. I am a videographer for an energy healer and a tarot card
reader/ psychic. I also love writing short stories and poetry. I practice poi in my room between study
breaks, and in the summer I spin fire.
School and community activities:
Link leader for incoming freshman at East.
One of my films was selected to be in a film festival in Barcelona.
Japanese language ability:
Previous travel experience:
I have not yet traveled outside of the U.S, but I travel between my parents homes frequently! My Dad lives
in West Virginia, and my mom lives here in Colorado. I fly alone all the time. Ive dealt with missed/delayed
flights before. I think that when things accidentally go wrong, it makes the trip more interesting.
What I like about Japan / Japanese culture:
My favorite thing about Japanese culture is the language! I joined Japanese class because I was a huge
anime fan. I still watch anime a lot, but I really love learning and speaking Japanese. Its become really
important to me and something I am very proud of. I like to incorporate the Japanese that I learn into my
What I hope to get from this adventure:
From this adventure, I hope to get a new experience. It has always been my dream to go to Japan. I want to
travel to many places, but Japan was the first place I wanted to go. I never felt ready to go in the previous
years, but now that I'm a senior, I feel like I am mature enough to handle such a big trip! My life is about to
get crazy after I graduate, and this is such a big opportunity for me, so I really want to go. I want to mark it
off my bucket list, but really I want to experience it and enjoy every moment of it.