Interviewed by: Hanna Tulchinsky
Q: Can you describe your favorite memory at Carver?
Lirik: My favorite memory was when we went to Lake Compounce during summer camp. It was awesome! We went on rides and we swam. My favorite part was buying souvenirs. I bought a cardholder to put my Pokemon cards in.
Q: Who is your role model?
Lirik: My role model is Ms. Cherae, a teacher at Carver. She’s kind, caring, and always determined. I want to become a writer, and when I become successful I’m going to buy her a buffet meal!
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Lirik: You know, they say if you do something you love, you never work a day in your life! That’s why I want to be a writer. It’s my dream. I want to go to Fairfield University and get a degree in writing. I want to write all types of novels, but mainly adventure and suspense stories for kids. I have a bunch of favorite writers who mesmerize me with their stories. I want to be able to do that too for other kids. My favorite authors are James Patterson, Jeff Kinney, and Suzanne Collins.
Q: What is your biggest dream?
Lirik: My biggest dream is to write a New York Times #1 bestselling book that will be remembered forever. Like Moby Dick but combined with something suspenseful and humorous like Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Q: Can you describe an accomplishment that you’re proud of?
Lirik: I had high honors all four quarters.
Q: What is the most important lesson that Carver has taught you?
Lirik: From Carver, I’ve learned that the greatest memories don’t have to be at the best places or on the greatest holidays. The greatest memories can happen any day, anytime, anywhere.
Q: How would you describe Carver to someone who doesn’t know what it is?
Lirik: It’s the kind of program where you’re going to have lots of adventures and meet lots of people.