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"I am Middletown"--Valerie Maysonet

Valerie Maysonet


“I am Middletown”

Welcome to our long-time feature, which gives people in the Middletown school district a chance to meat and learn about the scholars in their community. We asked each scholar 10 questions, and the answers combined create a mini-profile about their lives. So what does “I am Middletown” mean? We cannot be defined by one or two words. Everything about all of us makes us unique, and that uniqueness makes us Middletown.

Meet Valerie Maysonet, a Presidential Park Elementary School fifth-grader who is in the National Elementary Honor Society.

On her bedroom walls: “I have a science poster.”

The last good book I read: “’Law Boy,’ by Gary Paulsen.”

If she were President: “I would make smoking illegal because that causes air pollution, and I would also make littering illegal because that causes regular pollution. Either way, both of those cause pollution, and that’s causing our world to die. I want to make the world healthy again.”

Her inspiration: “My mom inspires me because she is so good with children, and I want to be just like her!”

Her proudest school moment: “Getting into the Mastery program and getting into the National Elementary Honor Society.”

Three places she wants to visit: “Tokyo, Paris and I want to be able to see the Eiffel Tower.”

Her three favorite movies: “’Titantic,’ ‘Coraline’ and scary stories to tell in the dark.”

What she likes the most about herself: “My personality, because my personality describes who I am. I can be focused and serious when doing my school work, but my friends think I am funny and silly at times.”

Her favorite part of school: “Special, because special lets us do other things – not just math and ELA. It lets us experience other areas of our education, like art, gym, music, etc.”

What makes her unhappy: “When people don’t tend to nice to others. I always remember this quote – “Treat others the way you want to be treated.”

In 10 years she’ll be: “I’m hoping to be an amazing college and becoming a scientist.”