Josh Hamilton

During his four years at Far West High School, Josh fostered his passions for acting, drawing, biking, and running. Last year, he was awarded the lead role in a one-act play at the Berkeley Repertory School of Theater.


My Voice

“Silence is freedom’s greatest enemy” so today I stand up for freedom and let my voice be heard despite certain fears inside of judgment or misinterpretation/misunderstanding of what falls from my lips. I am just simply speaking out because my voice counts. Here in Senegal there are certain restrictions on who decides what and assigned…

03 May, 2011

Fresh Prince of Pointe Serene

Aujourd’hui, je dois dire suma dek bi dafa rafete. (Today I must say that where I live is beautiful!) The day I arrived at my home stay in Point Serene it was not quite, alright not at all what I expected or anticipated: Pointe Serene can be characterized by long walks on the beach enjoying…

02 May, 2011

The Donkey Hunt

On a relatively warm Sunday morning which is usually the day for rest here in Senegal, I was unpleasantly awaken by my host brother François; who asked me to accompany him in a search for the family donkey. At first I thought of it as a part of the humorous Senegalese culture, but shortly after…

26 April, 2011


My name is Joshua L. Hamilton and today I have the confidence to say that the sky is the limit for me. My life has been full of circumstances that may have put me at a disadvantage, but never disabled my will to succeed. Since I was three years old, I was raised by my…

26 January, 2011

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