I will be a junior at The Kinkaid School this year. When my mom entered a funny story I had written into an essay contest in third grade and it won was when I thought writing was a cool thing to do. Knowing that someone (other than her) liked my writing and that it was published in a book was exciting. Two years ago, my older sister, who was Editor-In-Chief of the school newspaper, said how fun it would be to take journalism together. So, I enrolled, and I was the only freshman. I will be returning in my third year as a staffer of The Falcon and student in journalism. I look forward to being a School Buzz reporter so that my writing will improve and I will have the chance to highlight Kinkaid as such a standout high school. It offers such a variety of classes and activities to be involved in, ones that can be new for students. I had never done anything musically and ended up learning and playing cello in orchestra, took art classes such as an intro mixed media, printmaking, and (this year) ceramics. Lacrosse, football, and soccer were also new sports that I tried and really enjoyed. Last year I was captain of JV tennis. My hobbies include following all sports, playing some video games, and volunteering in the city's youth tennis program called NJTL. I work for the Juan Bracho Tennis Academy in Bellaire during summers and every Sunday during the school year with younger tennis players. A fun fact about myself is that I love to cook and I met Guy Fieri when he came to Houston to tape Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives at Kenny and Ziggy's..