Hi, I’m Jamie, and I’m a new seventh grader at Santa Barbara Middle School.

    I really wanted to do do the SBMS Teen Press because it seemed like such a cool way to meet people and learn a lot about them. Many people know who these people are, but not many get to really see them. I think that a lot of people would like to do this, and that includes me!

    The essentials you need to know about me are that I love to dance, I like to read, and I pay a lot of attention to what needs to be done. I’ve been dancing ever since I was about five, and I’m still going today! I am part of a dance academy called 14 Karat Jules, which is where I take classes in jazz, hip-hop, ballet, and gymnastics. Someday, I hope to be famous for what I do. When I read, I really get into it. However, if reading is forced, I’m not too fond of it, especially when I don’t like the book. Other than that, I think its great and everyone should do it! Two previous stories that really caught my attention were when the Teen Press interviewed Will Smith, and when they interviewed Al Gore. I think that both of them are really amazing.

    I am a big freak about our earth, and what we need to do to help it stay clean. I wish there was some way that I could spread awareness on a global scale. Maybe the Teen Press will help me with that!

    If you were to ask me what I thought about the SBMS Teen Press, I probably would be at a loss for words because I like so much about it. I’m really looking forward too all of the cool things we’re going to do, like bike trips, plays, etc. I really hope that I’m on top of everything. I think that it would be safe to say that I’m brave and very sociable, which are two characteristics every Teen Press staffer needs. My dream interview would probably be with Daniel Radcliffe, but that would be pretty hard because he lives in England. A random fact about me is that I am a very picky eater. I'm not going to get to detailed though.

I’m looking forward to a great year, and I hope everyone else is too!