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"I am Middletown"--Kendra Restrepo



“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 Kendra Restrepo, a Maple Hill Elementary School fifth-grader who is a member of the National Elementary Honor Society.

Three places she wants to visit: “Museum of Natural History, Colombia and I would like to go to Japan.”

On her bedroom walls: “I have unicorns and grumpy cat posters.”

The last good book she read: “’A Series of Unfortunate Events,’ by Daniel Handler and Brett Helquist.”

Her ideal meal: “Frisby, which is Colombian fried chicken.”

Her proudest Maple Hill moment: “Going to the American Young Voices concert.”

Her favorite part of school: “When I have music, or when I talk or hang out with my friends – and ELA.”

What makes her happy: “My friends, reading ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events,’ and drawing.”

If she were President: “I would take down the wall and unite people.”

One thing people not know about me: “My little brother was born on my birthday.”

In 10 years she’ll be: “An artist or a musician.”