She’s a polite, young girl who enjoys living in South Boston. Her name is Courtney Mulligan.

Courtney, 12, is the daughter of Kimberly and Joseph Mulligan. She has three older sisters, Chelsea, Casey and Caitlin, as well as one brother named Joseph. She has three pets. One cat that is brown, orange, and yellow is named Autumn and the other black and white cat is Mully. The dog, a pug and pit bull mix, is named Mully.

Courtney is in the sixth grade at Up Academy on Dorchester Street (the former Gavin Middle School). She’s doing well in class, her favorite subject is math, and someday she hopes to be a veterinarian. Her favorite color is black and her favorite food is lobster. Her favorite TV show is “Happy Days” and her favorite entertainer is Tori Kelly, an American singer, songwriter and record producer.

In her leisure time, Courtney likes to draw animated characters and watch TV. She also enjoys reading and is currently reading the “Other Wes Moore” written by Wes Moore. In sports, she likes playing pick-up tackle and touch football, and soccer games, with her friends in Moakley Park. And she loves basketball. She was on her school team last year and had a lot of fun.

“I’m real good at basketball,” she said. “I like to shoot, dribble and run. I like the fast pace of basketball. I also like to win because I’m very competitive.”

At the Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center, Courtney does her homework and plays outside. She loves the staff because they help her with her homework and give her sound advice when she has any personal problems.

If Courtney was the president she said that she would, “take care of the homeless by making sure they have a place to live and have food…and would try to stop the violence in the country.”