I asked Melissa the following questions, and this is her response.
Ms. Padua: As a candidate for valedictorian, how do you keep yourself motivated?
Melissa: Striving and working hard.
Ms. Padua: What do you do for fun?
Melissa: I like to paint and draw. I also read and play video games: Minecraft, Sims, and Civilization 5.
Ms. Padua: How would you describe your best friend?
Melissa: She’s crazy, and I love her. We’ve known each other for all of our lives.
Ms. Padua: What advice would you give your sister in the 4th grade?
Melissa: Don’t build bad habits…don’t procrastinate.