Welcome back to the POP QUIZ! This is a regular, yet totally unexpected, feature where we ask students, parents, staff, our friends, and partners to answer a few questions about what they are learning, reading, and thinking about. Today we feature Omarion Morgan, who is in seventh grade at Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts. Omarion is featured in our recent CIS Connections. You can find out more about Omarion, what colleges he is considering and how he uses mindfulness techniques he’s learned in CIS after school to help him be a successful student in the latest issue of CIS Connections.
What is something interesting you’ve recently learned?
In science, we learned about cells and how they make up the human body.
What are you currently reading?
I’m re-reading this book called A Long Walk to Water. It’s our all-school read.
What do you consider one of your strengths?
I never give up and I make people laugh.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A lawyer or a teacher.
What is your favorite word right now?
A. Just A.
No, it just popped in my head. But my favorite phrase is ‘Never give up.’
Behind every successful student is a caring adult. Who has been your caring adult?
My mom and my dad and my two aunties and my grandma.
You have a lot of caring adults in both your school and home life. Tell me a little bit more about your family and how they help you succeed.
My mom encourages me to do my work. My dad helps me with my homework, too. My grandma she never gives up—that’s where I get that from—and my two aunties are both loyal and nice.
Thank you, Omarion!
Tags: A Long Walk to Water, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts, mindfulness