Iris Hernandez is refreshingly honest with no tolerance for fools. Confronting the real world has been enlightening for her — she holds nothing back when describing the intelligence level of some of her peers. Language Arts are her main focus — among her prized possessions: a thesaurus and a Concordance to Shakespeare. Exceptionally smart, a Davidson Young Scholar, she is taking online courses at the university level and weekend enrichment in math and chemistry.
Iris is a go-getter who does well under pressure and has experience in competition settings. She has already won a writing competition for her first novel and is eager to win her next competition.