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Volume 77, Number 13 | Aug. 29 - Sep.04, 2007
A special Villager supplement.
Back to School
Summertime and the livin is easy... for 1 more week
Interviews and photos by Talisman Brolin
Marguerite Gobbi, 9, from Murray Hill, but moving to California in a few weeks. Used to go to Lyceum Kennedy in New York City; will be entering fourth grade at Lycée Français, in California.
Best part of summer: My vacation in Tunisia for one month. I went swimming in the ocean.
Are you excited to go back to school? Kind of, because I am gonna see friends, and I like the library.
Favorite subject: Writing adventure stories. We write in every class.
Favorite teacher: Ms. Carella, English because she wasnt always serious. She laughed. She was fun.
Career goal: Author of mysterious stories.
Jordan Williams, 8, from Flatbush, Brooklyn, entering third grade at P.S. 6.
Best part of summer: My favorite part of summer is that my birthday is in the summer and that there is no school. I went to the movies on my birthday.
Thoughts on going back to school: I am kinda feeling like going back to school because the only way I could get smarter is going back to school.
Favorite subject: My favorite class is going to the gym. I like to play freeze tag.
Favorite teacher: Ms. Oliverre, because she always make us have a lot of fun and when we were good she gave us cookies.
Career goal: I wanna be a musician and a chef.
Stephanie Koenig, 10, from Bethpage, N.Y., entering fifth grade at Charles Campagne School.
Best part of summer: I like playing with my friends and having sleepovers.
Favorite school subject: I like art because I like painting.
Favorite teacher: Ms. Peters third-grade homeroom was nice.
Career goal: I either want to be an artist or a teacher.
Nigel Williams, 12, from Flatbush, Brooklyn, entering eighth grade at M.S. 340.
Best part of summer: No school and hanging out with my friends. We went to Madison Square Garden and saw Streetball.
Are you excited about going back to school? Well, a little bit, I am looking forward to going to the next grade. Summers ending too quick
Favorite subject: Math, because I like solving problems. I dont really like any other subjects.
Career goal: An electrician. I like fixing stuff. If being an electrician doesnt work out, then Ill probably end up being a pool champion.
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