Christen Keegan is a third grader at Groveton Elementary. She has lived in the Groveton area one and one half years and was brought up in Brazil. Christen enjoys going to school, reading books and listening to records during her free time.
Question: Do you like school?
I like school, and my teacher's nice. We have good food and stuff. But sometime when we have substitute teachers, we don't get recess or anything. She's so strict, she won't let us do anything.
Question: Why does she keep you in?
I dunno. (laughs) I guess because the people in our class are so noisy.
Question: Who's your favorite teacher?
Miss Rater. She's nice. One time when we were making rules, she put up on the rules thing that no one can yell in class. So not even the teacher can yell in class. Every Friday we have to write this letter that Miss Rater copied down from this paper. She puts the letter up on the board, and sometimes on cards that she gives us. She also lets us have a free library pass or quiet game pass.
Question: What kind of games do you play?
Sometimes when I 'm very bored and there's nothing on T.V., I play a game of Star Wars with my mother or father. I also listen to records and invite Chrystal Simpkins and Jenny Scholl over. I usually ask than to came over and play in my backyard on my treehouse.
Question: Is that all?
No, we go inside and dance and stuff.
Question: What are some changes you've seen around
In Vantage, up by the new road that they just finished, you see these rocks and stuff. They're building houses. The fence on the other side of our fence on the right side, there's going to be new houses along there. There might be some houses around by our backyard. It's called Deer Run Crossing. They have a park up there too. People live there. They have this park and they have a cage with deers in them.