Aviv Sarraf is an 11-year-old, sixth-grade student at University Elementary School. Part of his inspiration for his mini play, Alien, comes
from the film series, Men In Black. In these movies aliens are hidden in the world all around us, disguised as regular people, an idea reflected throughout Aviv’s work.
In his free time, he enjoys activities such as soccer, violin, baking, sudoku, and singing. He also has a passion for architecture; since he was a very young boy he has loved building with different materials like LEGOs. However much he enjoys these things, nothing compares to his love for his three-year old dog, Hertzel.
Aviv appreciates all the encouragement and support from his family over the years to be creative and to do his best work. He is also inspired by his teacher, Ms. Cerwinske, and all of his former teachers, who motivated him and his classmates to work their hardest every day.
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Damien McGee was a 5th grader at University Elementary School when he wrote Animal Exploration. Damien has many pets at home, and they were his inspiration for the story. He feels his ability to relate to animals gave him the background knowledge behind the story. Damien’s favorite pets are snakes, specifically pythons. He plans a career in breeding snakes when he grows up.
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Grace Choi is currently an eighth grader at Jackson Creek Middle School. From a young age, she has always had a love for stories. One of her dreams is to publish a book. Aside from writing, her hobbies include playing an instrument and art.”
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