Sierra Ellis, the daughter of Kim and Ray Ellis, is in the fifth grade at Barry Elementary School.
What’s your idea of a perfect day? My idea of a perfect day is being able to hang out with my friends all day long.
What did you think about on Sept. 11? On Sept. 11, I thought about how anyone could have died in the Twin Towers and how sorry I was for their families.
What is so great about your favorite sport? My favorite sport is ice skating. I have never tried it but it looks so fun and like it is just ballet on ice.
If money were no object, what would you do to make the world a better place? I would build homes for the homeless and make medicines for people with AIDS, HIV and cancer.
What is your favorite smell? My favorite smell is sugar cookies baking in the oven.
Honors received: Honor Roll since second grade.
School activities: Honor choir.
Church/community activities: Girl Scouts.
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, reading and playing basketball.
Future plans: Being a doctor.
Kansas Huysmans, the daughter of Kim and Pete Huysmans, is in kindergarten at Mesa Elementary School.
Tell us about your pets … I like my pets! I love them. My horses, dogs and able to hang out with my friends all day long.
Who is your hero and why? My mom is my hero because she runs me to school and takes care of me. I miss her when she goes somewhere. She teaches me things about my animals.
What is your favorite part about school? Homework! I love learning to read.
What is your most prized possession? My dog, Lexi! He loves me.
What is your favorite smell? My favorite smell is when my mom bakes cookies.
Hobbies: 4-H, showing dogs and horses.
Future plans: Learn how to read.
Miranda Ibarra, the daughter of Laiza Lopez and Miguel Ibarra, is in the second grade at La Casita Elementary School.
Tell us about your pets … I have a dog and a bird.
What is your favorite TV show? I like to watch “Even Stevens.”
If money were no object, what would you do to make the world a better place? I would make everyone nice.
If I could do anything, I would … Buy a new car.
What is your favorite part about school? I like doing math.
Church/community activities: Attend church weekly.
Hobbies: Coloring, reading and playing with Bratz dolls.
Future plans: Would like to work at McDonald’s one day.
Sarah Kingsbury, the daughter of Glenda Mercer and Vince Kingsbury, is in the fifth grade at James Bickley Elementary School.
What’s your favorite TV show? My favorite TV show of all time is “Full House.”
If money were no object, what would you do to make the world a better place? I would make food for everybody and stop world hunger.
What is your greatest fear? My greatest fear is that something will happen to my mom.
What is your greatest hope? My greatest hope is that my mom will get better.
What is your most prized possession? My most prized possession is the picture of my great-grandparents.
Honors received: Voted most fair in third grade.
School activities: After School Program, loves to sing in music class, enjoys math and reading.
Church/community activities: Volunteer to help grandmother, who works for Eastern Plains Housing Development, helps people move into their homes.
Hobbies: Like to cook with Mom and help Dad paint. Enjoy crafts and playing on the computer.
Future plans: Would like to be a traveling veterinarian and help animals. Would like to go to Harvard.
James “Michael” Wuest, 18, the son of Eric Wuest and Lucy Wuest, is a senior at Clovis High School. He has a sister, Stephanie Bean, 22.
What did you think about on Sept. 11, 2001? I thought about how in one instant, my life and the entire world would change.
What do you envision your life being like in 10 years? I hope to be on my way through a good career in the Army.
What is your favorite smell? An old shirt, a type of perfume, anything with a memory.
What is your favorite part about school? The interaction and effect that a person has towards peers on a day to day basis.
What is your most prized possession? JROTC and the Grease Monkey Car Wash. I have spent an unknown amount of time and dedication to them both and show them off whenever possible.
Offices held: Vice President of communications (DECA) in 2002, drill team and flight commander in 2002 (JROTC), group commander in JROTC in 2003.
Honors received: Air Force Association award, Distinguished cadet, superior performance Aerospace Education Foundation member, Kitty Hawk Honor Society (JROTC), state qualifier 2 years (2001-2002) for DECA in petroleum marketing.
School activities: Most of the time I supervise all activities in JROTC, participated in DECA between 2001-2002.
Church/community activities: Participate in supporting the United Way, the Lighthouse Mission, the Salvation Army and Play, Inc. Participate in the free oil change for senior citizens through Faith Christian Family Church.
Hobbies: Golf, reading and debate on political viewpoints. I also like to chat with friends on the Internet and build computers.
Future plans: I am enlisted in the Army. I am in the Delayed Entry Program. My job deals with operating and maintaining satellite communication and equipment. I hope to make a career of the Army and one day be commissioned as an officer, but for now, I want to be a grunt.