D39'er Student Headliner - Graham Johnson

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Meet our first D39’er Student Headliner of 2015, GRAHAM JEFFREY JOHNSON! He is a nine year old in Ms. Gillies’ third grade C pod and lives in the Del Sur community. We recently sat down with him to learn a little about him in his own words …
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INSPIRING LEADERSHIP : Graham recently volunteered to teach a class demonstrating the tips, tricks, and algorithms needed to solve the Rubik’s Cube. 
"I first learned to solve the regular 3x3 Rubik’s Cube when I was seven years old. Since then I have learned to solve the 4x4 and 5x5 Rubik’s Cubes. You need lots of perseverance, patience, and memorization to be able to solve the Rubik’s Cube. My teaching experience was frustrating. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I’d had more time to explain each step. It was challenging because everyone needed help and I only had one assistant. But the best part was getting to explain to my classmates and friends how to do something I love doing."
FAMILY : ”I have a sister named Emma and a brother named Ben. I used to have two cats.”
FAVORITE PASTIMES : ” I play football and basketball. I like to do math and play outside with my friends. My favorite thing to do on the weekends is to watch football on Sunday.”
WHEN YOU GROW UP : ”When I grow up I want to be a football player, because I have a lot of experience with it and football players can get paid lots of money!”
PEOPLE YOU LOOK UP TO : ”I look up to my mom and dad to become a better person. My sister looks up to me. She is amazed with me!”
GREATEST PERSONAL STRENGTH : ”My greatest strength as a student at D39 is math. My greatest strength as a friend is being a trustworthy and loyal person.”
FAVORITE PART OF SCHOOL : ”My favorite part about D39 is getting to use devices because it’s such a cool way to learn.”
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Thank you Graham for taking on such an inspiring leadership role and sharing your awesome super power with your classmates and friends!