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Ahna Cooper (Wingate Elementary)

What are your most and least favorite subjects and why?

My favorite subject is math because it’s my best subject. I like using Penrose to solve problems and it’s exciting. Penrose’s basic functionality is translating abstract statements written in familiar math-like notation into one or more possible visual representations.

My least favorite is social studies because it’s sometimes hard for me when we have to find and describe things in the text.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be and why?

I would travel to Italy because I’m Italian. I’d want to try their pizza and pasta. I’ve already tried that in New York since my mom and grandmother are from there. I’d like to compare it. I’d love to see some of the buildings they are known for, too. New York also had the best bakeries. My favorite sweets are strawberry glazed with sprinkles.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a chef. Whenever I cook, I want to be like my mom because she makes great food. Her macaroni and cheese is the best. I love to bake brownies. It would be great if I could take some cooking classes or try culinary arts in high school.

What do you do for fun?

For fun, I like to talk to one of my friends and play games on my phone. She used to come to school here but is at another school now so that’s the only way we can stay in touch. At school, I like to go to the sports club because of the activities. We speedwalk or play dodgeball or kickball.

If you had to choose between spaghetti or pizza which would you choose?

I would choose spaghetti because it’s good and you can have a variety of things with it like meatballs, vegetables or salad.

What three words best describe you?

  • Kind
  • Sharing
  • Curious

What is your happiest school memory? 

My happiest school memory was in third grade during the end of the year with Ms. (Isalline) Linton. When we completed our work, we were awarded stars, and as the stars added up, we could win prizes. She was a great teacher and strict at the same time. Strict and good teachers are hard to find and hard to forget.

What advice would you give your parents or teachers?

Whenever something negative happens, don't focus on the bad or the wrong side of it. Look for the positives in the situation.