Carl Rush

Carl Rush is a third grader at Ascension Academy, a private school. He is the leader and founder of the neighborhood “Fonzie Club.”

Question: Do you have a lot of friends?

Question: What school do you go to?
Ascension Academy. There’s a lower school and an upper school. The lower school goes 1st through 6th and the upper school goes 7th through 12th.

Question: How many people are in your class?

Question: Is that fewer people than a class in Hollin Meadows?
No. It’s about the same, but it would be lot compared to Hollin Meadows ‘cause it’s a private school.

Question: Do you want to go back to Hollin Meadows?

Question: How come?
I like it better. The teachers are much nicer.

Question: Do you like your friends at Hollin Meadows better than the ones at school?
Yeah, much.

Question: Do you think going to a private school has made you lose friends or gain friends?
It makes you gain friends but...It's just that you don't like ... I don't like private schools at least.

Question: How about the other kids in your class?
Most of them don't like it. Only one or two people like it out of 22.

Question: Are the teachers strict?
They're strict but not very strict. The lower school's strictest teacher is the 4th grade. That's where I 'm going next year, so definitely I don't want to. But my mom wants me to.

Question: Do you like wearing a uniform?
No. But I think a week from now, next Wednesday we get to wear our regular clothes.

Question: What kind of games do you play around here?
British Bulldog, soccer, and basketball.

Question: Do you play soccer for a league?
Yeah. We played on the Privateers.

Question: What league is that?
That's Alexandria.

Question: Did you ever go to any championships?
Yeah! We were the champs for two years.

Question: What other sports do you play?
Basketball. We almost got in the championships but we lost by one point.

Question: Where is the hang-out for kids?
I have a little fort in my house. You know those little storage places? My dad cleaned out all the boxes.

Question: Do all the kids in the neighborhood go there?
Just a couple that are in the club.

Question: What's the name of the club?
It's just something I got out of the Fonzie coloring book. It's called the Fonz Club.

Question: How many people are in it?
Five, it's small.

Question: Do you remember when they were building the townhouses?
Yes. I didn't like it. Now there's all the noise corning from the apartments and now they're gonna build 37 houses on Popkins right behind our house and I don't like that. The horses stay in the back. They don't come up to us anymore. We used to feed 'em carrots.

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