Benchmark Student Council President, FAITH GRAHAM

Q. When you were elected President of Student Council how did you feel? 

A. When I was elected president I felt so excited my heart was racing and my legs became numb.  

Q. Being president of student council what goals do you have to make a change in your school?  

A. Some goals I have for my school are, a Star Citizenship Program where students get recognized when they do things for others or help other students without being asked.  Once a month, 2 Star Students will be chosen to have lunch with the principals. This will help us students think of others. I would also like to start a buddy program between the older grades and the younger grades.  

Q. What made you want to start acting?  

A. I have been acting since I was 5 years old. I started with my brother in a Missoula Theater production and now I am working with Don Bluth Productions and I love it! I enjoy singing and being on stage.  

Q. You’ve played parts in Annie Get Your Gun and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, do you ever get nervous on stage and if so how do you overcome it?

A. Sometimes I get nervous when somebody I know is there or somebody special. I overcome it by glancing up at the lights and you can’t see the audience because the rooms dark and the lights are on you. 

Q. In Show Choir and Animal Club at Benchmark what activities do you do? 

A. In Show Choir we do fun games to learn how to sing, we also learn fun and interesting music.  We also learn crazy and fun choreography! In Animal Club, we learn about new animals and raise mouse colonies.  We also have lots of time with all the animals in the science lab!  They have animals like rabbits, ferrets, gerbils, snakes, lizards, and so much more! I love it!

Q. When you are not acting, singing, and being a active member is your school what do you do in your spare time?  

A. In my spare time I like to play piano, jump on the trampoline, go swimming, and play soccer. I absolutely love to hang out with friends!

Q. Are you the youngest or oldest of your three brothers and one sister and do you guys spend a lot of time together?  

A. I am number 3 of 5 kids in my family. We spend as much time together as possible.  There are times when my parents wish we had more time together. Nightly family dinner is important for my family and Sundays are family days for us.  

Q. Who did you and the group of girls from your church make the blankets for?  

A. We made 58 blankets for Project Linus, an organization who collects blankets for really sick kids.  We also made “Blessing Bags” with toothpaste, mouthwash, a wash cloth, and snacks and an inspirational note in them, for those without a place to live. It was really cool giving it out and knowing that I was able to help someone. 

Faith is a 6th grader at Benchmark School

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