Jaylah, age 11: “Carver is fun, creative, and inspiring. At Carver, you can be you.”

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Describe your favorite memory at Carver.

“My favorite memory at Carver was going to Lake Compounce. We went on all the rides which was super fun. I like going on rides a lot. We also went swimming, and we ate a bunch of different foods.”

Who is your role model?

"I have a lot of role models– my mom, my grandma, and this Youtuber named Queen Naija. My mom is my role model because she does a lot, and she teaches me how to be a better person. My grandma is my role model because she tells me what to do and what not to do. Queen Naija is my role model because she's really funny, and she is true to herself so she teaches me how to be myself. "

What do you want to be when you grow up?

“I don't know. I could see myself being an olympic swimmer. I'm not swimming much right now, but I'm getting back into it. I love when we go swimming on Fridays at Carver. When we go to the Y, we get lessons which helps a lot."

What is your biggest dream?

"To go skydiving. I'm a daring person, and that would be really fun to do with my mom. She said she would do it with me."

What is something that you're passionate about?

"I like to dance. And I love cheerleading. I also really like gymnastics."

Describe an accomplishment that you’re proud of.

"I'm proud of getting honors all four quarters this past school year. At my previous school, I was struggling a lot, but then I got better at my new school. My new school had different resources which helped me, but also I came here after school. I was struggling with math, and Carver provided tutoring for me."

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

“Carver is fun, creative, and inspiring. At Carver, you can be you.”

Jim Schaffer