BK: I was born in Charlotte. I’m fifteen and in tenth grade. I have one brother named Robert who is twelve and I think he is very creative. My family is fun and always joking. One time we were driving to Myrtle Beach on a rainy day and we were following a big truck. My dad made up a whole ridiculous story about the truck driver in front of us, his family, how he got his job and everything. We all started laughing so hard we almost cried.
LP: Your email address is intriguing. There must be a story behind the choice of “motormouth” for your user name. Can you elaborate?
BK: When my mother was a kid she never stopped talking so they called her motor mouth. When I was born I started talking fairly early and never stopped so I also became motor mouth.
LP: I understand you are homeschooled. Tell us about that.
BK: I have been homeschooled all my life. Next year, though, I will do dual enrollment with CPCC so I will still be homeschooled but taking college classes at the same time. What I like most about homeschooling is I get to participate in more extracurricular activities than I might in public school. My least favorite part is I don’t get to see my friends every day.
LP: What is your favorite subject in school and how long has it been your favorite?
BK: My favorite subject is Language Arts. It’s been my favorite since 6th grade because I love reading and writing and those activities have always been interesting to me.
LP: What is your favorite genre of books to read and can you name a few of your favorite books?
BK: My favorite genre of books is probably realistic fiction; it’s a hard choice though, because I also love dystopian, fantasy, and true stories. Some of my favorite books are The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. Of course I liked The Fault in our Stars as well, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin. I have always loved to read.
LP: What activities are you involved in? Is there one in particular that is your favorite, and if so, what makes it so?
BK: Venturing (a co-ed Boy Scouting program for fourteen to twenty-one year olds) Key Club, Odyssey of the mind, Matthew’s Area Secular Co-op, youth choir, and youth group. My favorite is Venturing. Last Summer we got to go to Summit Betchel Reserve, the new high adventure Boy Scout camp. We also participated in our area Camporee. We broke into two patrols and together got 1st and 2nd in our division. It was exciting because it was the first year girls competed in our area.
LP: Do you like to write like your friend, Eliana, and if so what do you love to write the most?
BK: I love to write stories, mostly about kids somewhere around my age. Right now I’m trying to write a story called “American Dreams.” It’s about six boys who are friends and there are seven parts to the story. One is about each kid and the last is equally about all of them. The story spans the four years they are in high school and is mostly a coming-of-age story. I’d say there’s not really one climax because each character has their own.
LP: Have you thought about what you want to do for a life work when you finish school? If so, tell us why you are heading in that direction and what you see your future looking like.
BK: I would like to be involved in humanitarian aid and missions work possibly in Latin America, and I plan to pursue Global Studies in college. If I continue wanting to go to Latin America I will take Spanish. I have been on two mission trips though neither left the country. On one I went to South Carolina, and the other was very local, just a few miles from my house. I am looking into more for the future. I would also like to pursue a career in writing and would love to publish the story I am writing now one day.
LP: If you had the power to change one thing in this world, what would it be?
BK: If I had the power to change one thing about the world I would probably take away poverty.
LP: Becca, it sounds like you have a great start towards a future that holds many opportunities. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us today, and I wish you well in whatever you choose to do.
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