Summer Stories: Thamisha, age 11

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Describe your favorite memory at Carver.

“My favorite memory at Carver was when us and 13 boys played capture the flag. Technically, it was capture the football. It was really fun. I got hit two times in the face with a ball, but it was still fun. I think we won because the boys cheated! They pretended we didn’t tag them when we actually did. But still, it was really fun.”

Who is your role model?

“My role model is Dove Cameron. She’s been through a lot, and she inspires me. And I like her movies. She reminds me of myself.”

What do you want to be when you grow up?

“When I grow up, I want to be a doctor. I realized I wanted to be a doctor because my mom is a doctor, and I really want to help people. I want to tell people not to smoke, and I want to teach them to be healthy. I really love the job, and I love everything about being a doctor.”

How would Carver help you accomplish that?

“When you’re a doctor, you need to know the person, their problems, and their feelings. You also need to know science, which teaches you about the human body, and I think Carver teaches me both of those things.”

What is your biggest dream?

“My biggest dream is to be a famous singer. I always sing in the shower. I’ve never sang in front of other people, but maybe one day I would. I need to believe in myself, and have faith and hope so I can be famous.”

What is something you’re passionate about?

“I really care about my family. They’ve helped me go through any difficulties I have. They bring me hope, and they help me have faith in myself. They truly love me.”

Describe an accomplishment that you’re proud of.

“When I was in second grade, I was 'student of the month,' and I was really happy about that. I was the only one in the class to be it.”

Describe Carver to someone who doesn’t know what it is.

“Carver is a place where everyone is family. We help each other, we work together, we build stuff, and we have a lot of memories here. Carver is Carver. There’s no place like it. I can’t explain it. It’s just Carver.”

Jim Schaffer