How old are you?
I am 14.
Do you like your name?
Yeah, I like my name because I have a few nicknames also. I usually go by Katie. Other people call me Kate and some just stick with Katelyn.
If you had to change your name what would it be?
I don’t know. I’ve always liked the name Anna. I think it’s pretty.
What is the funniest thing that happened to you this week?
It would probably have to be during cross country practice. We were running in the grass and all of the sudden, like I stepped in a hole, twisted my ankle, and kind of fell over. But I got up really fast and kept running.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you choose to go and why?
I would love to go to the Grand Canyon and have one of those fancy cameras. Get a bunch of pictures and maybe hang the pictures on my wall.
You’ve been given an elephant. You cannot give it away or sell it. What would you do with it?
I would probably name him Dumbo because I love that movie. I’d probably have people pay for rides on him.
That’s a great idea.
Earn some money.
Tell me something about a parent or relative that you find awesome and you hope to accomplish someday?
My dad does construction after school with friends. They build decks and stuff like that. I’d like to do the designing part.
What are you proudest of?
I’m pretty proud that I get good grades and I’m improving in cross-country a lot too.
You are a new addition to a crayon box. What color would you be and why?
Definitely purple. I love purple. Probably like a violet. Just because I love that color.
Do you own a pet?
No we do not.
Ok. If you did own a pet what kind would you prefer?
I’m not really an animal person. So, I don’t really want one. They are a lot to take care of.
Can you tell me a joke?
A dad asked his daughter where the newspaper is at. She looked at him and said, “No one has newspapers anymore, here use an iPad.”
That fly didn’t stand a chance. .
That’s a good one! Haha
What is your favorite class in school and why?
I like my intro to engineering class. It’s pretty fun. We are on the computers and we design stuff on this program called Inventor and you kind of make 2D drawings. Then you extrude it so it’s like 3D. You can move it around, look at all the sides.
Are you involved in school sports, music or other activities? Any outside of school activities?
Cross-country. I will probably do track in the spring.
A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a baseball cap. What does he say and why is he here?
He’d probably start off with ‘hello’. He’d probably say his name and his name would be Red because he is wearing a red baseball cap and ‘I am here to take you to Indianapolis for a week’ or something.
Who is one of your friends that makes you laugh all the time?
Riley. She makes me crack up all the time.
Who is your most academically inclined friend? (first name only)
Who is your most athletic friend?
Where do you see yourself in 10 years and how will you get there?
I would love to be an architect. I just like Nashville, so I want to move to Nashville. Design houses there and maybe one day have my own architect business.
Those are great plans. I really enjoyed meeting with you.
Teen Talk is a service supported by Southern Wells Schools, Northern Wells Schools, and Bluffton Harrison Schools, …. to promote dialogue and community among area high school students.
Interviewer: Amy Serafini
News-Banner, Bluffton, Indiana