School: Kalamazoo Country Day School in Kalamazoo
Hometown: Portage, Mich.
- Daphne entered the contest after learning that Michigan is consistently ranked as one of the most unhealthy and obese states in the county. Her goal was to create a video that would encourage others to get healthy and live longer, happier lives.
- Daphne and her two, younger sisters are encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle by their parents, and even eat only fruit for dessert.
- Active in sports programs for as long as she can remember, Daphne is currently in her second year of Girls on The Run, an elementary school-based program that gets girls running after school.
- In addition to playing the violin in the Kalamazoo orchestra and taking Chinese classes after school, Daphne also loves to write poetry. In fact, she recites one of her own poems in her video.