Kid Interview: Samantha

Each Wednesday is Wonderstruck Interview day. Hearing other people’s stories is a great way to see things from a different perspective and perhaps find something new to apply to our own lives.

Today is going to be fun because this is a Wonderstruck Interview: Kid Edition. Yay! Samantha is 10 years old and in the 5th grade in Virginia. She is a competitive gymnast and refers to me as her Fairy Godmother. (Yes, that is the best title I could ever, ever hold. Ever!)

What have you been wonderstruck by recently?

There is a new girl on my gymnastics team and the first time I saw her vault, I was amazed at how perfect it was. It makes me wish I could vault like her. I love watching her.

What part of your day are you grateful for?

The part of the day I am grateful for is when I'm in school and I get to learn so much from my teacher and I love her lessons and when she teaches me.

What part of the day is tough? How do you move through it?

The toughest part of my day is when this kid in my class is bothering me. He makes it hard to focus on my work and he sometimes hurts my feelings. I move through it by working harder to focus on my teacher and pretend he's not there.

What do you wish you were more conscious of?

I wish I was more aware of the way I speak to other people. Some of my friends think my voice can be bossy, so I need to make sure my voice is nicer and softer.

How do you stay focused on what is truly important to you?

All I have to do is think of my family and that's how I stay focused on what's truly important to me, in school and in gymnastics.

About Samantha:

I practice gymnastics 4 days a week for a total of 14 hours. My favorite meal is red beans and rice. My favorite dessert is ice cream and cookies. My favorite musician is Taylor Swift, and my favorite song is You Belong with Me. My favorite TV show is NCIS. My favorite movies are Hocus Pocus and Tin Man.

Is this kid wonderstruck or what? Show her some love by leaving her some comments.


  1. I loved doing the interview. It was a lot of fun. I would just like to thank my Fariy-Godmother for letting me do this fun and awsome interview. I love her.

  2. You are very welcome, sweet Samantha!

  3. Thank u
    I miss you

  4. Samantha, you sound awesome! I wish more adults had your same enthusiasm and joy! I especially like the nice things you said about the new girl on your team and your teachers. Thanks for sharing with us!

  5. I love that you're grateful for your teacher and for learning each day at school. Not many people are. I'm very impressed by that. Hold on to that enthusiasm and gratitude throughout your academic career. It will take you far in life.


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