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"I am a Legacy Maker"--Nafisha Uddin

“I am a Legacy Maker”


Enjoy this personality profile, which gives people in the Middletown school district a chance to meet and learn about their scholars. These scholars chose their questions, designed to create a mini-profile of their lives.


Meet Nafisha Uddin, a Presidential Park fifth-grader.


Her inspiration: “What inspires me most of the time through life is a quote by Maya Angelou: ‘Nothing will work unless you do.’ It’s true!”

The last good book she read: “‘All the Answers,’ by Kate Messner, which taught me something really important, knowledge isn’t everything.”

What she likes the most about herself: “My ability to stay quiet. If you’re accused, don’t get defensive. It makes you a more likely suspect.”

The world’s biggest problem: “Liquor and alcohol. During the research I did for an essay about alcohol, I learned a lot about drug impact.”

Her greatest accomplishment: “Getting into National Elementary Honor Society. I had to write an essay about myself, which I’m not good at.”

If she had $1 million: “I’d give 99 percent of it to charity. I don’t care about money that much. It’s all people are associated with these days.”

One thing people may not know about her: “I can play the piano.”

What makes her happy: “My friends - and WalMart. It has everything.”

Her ideal day: “It starts with waking up and getting ready for school. During lunch, I tease my friends about random stuff they say. I go home and try to avoid my 4-year-old sister, eat, watch TV, read and sleep.”

In 10 years she’ll be: “In college at Harvard or Yale, studying to be a pediatrician.”