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Meet the Harrison Park Media Team!

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Students at Harrison Park learn about journalism through after an school program, the Media Team.

The CYC teamed up with Harrison Park Elementary School to work with kids interested in learning about journalism. The result was the Harrison Park Media Team. Here is what the kids had to say about their group: 

Media Team is about sharing stories about what is happening at Harrison Park, such as games coming up, field trips etc… We write about all of these things in news articles. Our goal is to make reading the newspaper fun! We do this by writing things that kids would like to read. We also interview people from Harrison Park and our city of Grand Rapids. The Media Team is run by a group of students from Harrison Park and Mrs. Heatley along with other helpers. If you have any ideas for articles, please contact the Media Team. We would love to hear them!

For their first assignment, the Media Team learned about doing interviews. The students wrote bios for themselves and interviewed another student. Read on to learn about the kids in Media Team at Harrison Park.

Aidan is 11 years old, and his favorite thing to do in his free time is to play with his friends. Five things he can’t live without are music, brownies, Mountain Dew, friends and being in the Media Team. His top three people to interview are the DJ from LMFAO, Doggie the Robot and Redfoo. His most prized possession is a goats eye agate. His proudest accomplishment is surviving 11 years. He looks up to The DJ of LMFAO. His favorite book is the "Pokémon Handbook." His favorite sport is baseball and his favorite team is the Detroit Tigers. One thing anyone hardly knows about him is that he likes to play a lot. Finally, his career goal is to be a DJ.

Alex is 11 years old and would like to say that he likes his life because every Wednesday, he goes to St. Mary's Church to help all of the nice people like boys and girls or moms or dads. Any people come, then they go home. What do they have? Well, it is bread and canned fruit and other things. Alex works there with his friend Brian, who is nice and like a brother to him. It is so cool to work there because they are both good workers, and they get paid to work there, but they don't keep the money. Alex and Brian take the money to a church, and if they still have some left, they take it to the children's hospital for the kids who have cancer. 

Antony is 11 years old, and during his free time, he likes to play Minecraft. He can’t live without his iPod because he plays a lot of his games on his iPod. His family comes first and is more important than anything. His greatest accomplishment is making his dad proud. One thing that he doesn’t let people know is that he is horrible at math. He always looks up to his family. He always wanted to interview Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars and stampylonghead because he is the best Minecraft player in the world besides himself. He does not have a favorite sports player, but his favorite sport is soccer. When he grows up, he wants to be lawyer or a photographer. 

Brianna is an 11 year old girl that has an interesting life and some great ideas for you too. She likes what she has because she says it’s fun, and she loves her family. She likes to watch movies and playing with her friends because she enjoys it and likes to have fun. Also, her favorite band is One Direction. Brianna also likes to be educated since she likes to read every day. Singing is also her favorite thing to do. She creates songs and sometimes likes to sing One Direction. Her prized possession is her DVD player because if someone deleted her movies, then she would use her DVD Player. Her wish is to have fun all day long. She also wishes to have an interview with One Direction and Taylor Swift. These are her favorite things, and her favorite part of life is to have fun.

Britney is 10 years old. Five things she can’t live without is: sports, music, her family, her friends and the internet. Her top three dream assignments are to meet Big Time Rush, to become a great learner and to get a signature of Big Time Rush. Her most prized possession is her dog. Her proudest accomplishment is her grades. She looks up to her family. "Tuck Everlasting" is her favorite book. Her favorite sport is soccer. One thing everyone knows about her is that she likes Big Time Rush. 

Carlos is 11, and during his free time he draws and makes stories about his friends in fantasy adventures. His things that he can’t live without are family, Xbox 360, pizza and Minecraft. 

Devin is 10 years old and what he likes to do in his free time is reading books and playing video games (mostly games). Things he can’t live about are his iPod, his mom, food and his big bro. If there were three people he could interview, he would interview his dad, LeBron James and himself. His prized possession is his iPod. The proudest thing he ever did was go to Florida. He looks up to his mom. His favorite book is "The War of Two Worlds." His favorite sport is soccer.

Esmeralda is 11 years old. Her favorite things to do in free time is read, ride her bike, sports or exercise. The top five things Esmeralda can’t live without are her family, food, clothes, her home and her stuffed animal. Her three top dream assignments are being a singer, mythologist, and an artist. Her prized possession is her necklace. Her most proud accomplishment is getting her state & her explorer report printed out and graded. Esmeralda looks up to her mom and dad and oldest sister, but her oldest sister really doesn’t really look up to her that much or maybe not! That makes her upset. Nope, she just changed her mind; she doesn’t really care. Her favorite book is "The Last Olympian." Her favorite sports are soccer, basketball and any kind of sport.

This is all about Esmeralda!

Elijah is 11 years old. His favorite thing to do in free time is watching videos on YouTube. Five things that he can’t live without are the internet, a computer, water, a mobile device and food. He looks up to Selena Gomez. His career goal is to be a singer. His favorite book is "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." Elijah also loves basketball, tennis and volleyball. 

There is a boy named Isidro. He loves to play Halo 3. It would be completely impossible for him to survive without food, games, books, drinks and family. He loves books. He’d love to interview food makers, drink makers and astronauts. His proudest accomplishment is beating Halo 1, 2, and 3. He looks up to his family. His favorite book is "The Stunning Science of Everything." The thing that no one knows about him is he plays alone. He wants to grow up to be an astronaut.

Jordi is 10 years old. He likes to ride bikes. Five things he can’t live without are his family, food, the internet, a house and money. He wants to interview the President of the United States. His prized possession is his baby blanket. He accomplished having good attendance. He looks up to his dad. His favorite book is "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck," and his favorite sport is soccer. Also his career goal is to be a doctor. That is the story of his life.      

Kennedy is 11 years old. Her favorite things to do in her free time are drawing and writing. Five things she can’t live without are her laptop, books, phone, diary and a couple pieces of paper and a pencil. Her top dream assignments are to interview Alisha Keys, Blake Sheldon and the President. Her most prized possession is her photo album. Her proudest accomplishment is being in the Be Nice leadership group. She looks up to Alisha Keys. Her favorite book is "Witch & Wizard-The Gift" by James Patterson. Her favorite sport is cheer. Her favorite sports team is Michigan State.  

Lacie is 10 years old. Her favorite thing to do on free time is play outside, sports and be on the internet. Three things Lacie can’t live without is an iPod, her family and her friends. Her top three assignments or interviews would be One Direction, the President, and the mayor. Lacie’s most prized possession is her sapphire cross necklace. Her proudest accomplishment is getting good grades in school. Lacie looks up to her family. Her favorite book is "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck." Lacie’s favorite sports are cheerleading and gymnastics.

Maryona is 13 years old, and her favorite thing to do in her free time is sing and cook. Another thing about Maryona is the five things she cannot live without are her family, friends, teachers, iPod touch and candy. Her most prized possession is her iPod touch, and her proudest accomplishment was joining the swim team and winning a medal. Her favorite book is "How Do I Love Thee" by Lurlene McDaniel. She looks up to her mother, and her favorite sports are swimming and basketball. Something people barely know about her is that she has six brothers, and she is the only girl. Her career goal is to be a singer and a registered nurse.

Steven is 10 years old. His favorite thing to do in his free time is using the computer. The things he can’t live without are definitely a heart, internet, TV, his family and Minecraft. His top dream assignments or interviews would be being rich and meeting the President. His most prized possession is his Xbox. His proudest accomplishment is saving up $100. He doesn’t look up to anyone. He also doesn’t have a favorite sport or sports team. His favorite book is "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." One thing hardly anyone knows about him is nothing. 

Viridiana is 10 years old. She likes to play on the computer. The game she likes to play is Movie Star Planet. Her favorite things that she can’t live without are her family and her clothes as well as her food and her house. She wants to meet the President and singers that are very popular. Also, she would like to know more people that are writers. She won a prize for becoming a safety, so now she is a safety. She is really happy to be a safety. Her most prized possession is the Nintendo DS she got from her uncle. She felt so spoiled. Her proudest accomplishment is playing basketball. She looks up to sports stars. She is a sport person because she likes to play basketball and more fun sports like soccer and more. Her favorite book is "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." She likes to read all of those books. Her favorite sports are basketball and soccer. The teams are ole from soccer she loves it. Something that no one knows is she’s really weird and funny. Her career goal is to play soccer and finish her school on scholarship. 

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