Student Q&A: Cortlandt Manor Fourth-Grader Brianna Ocasio

A Lincoln-Titus student’s thoughts on cooking

Brianna Ocasio, Cortlandt Manor | 4th Grade

What are you good at? I am great at cartwheels.

What would you change about your school cafeteria’s menu? Change regular french fries to sweet-potato fries because they are healthier.

Can you prepare any food? What is your specialty? Yes, I help my mom a lot in the kitchen. My favorite thing to do in the kitchen is help to make homemade Italian tomato sauce once a year in August.

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What is your favorite subject in school? Art—because I love to be creative and to draw.

How should schools handle bullying? Making sure all kids are aware what bullying is and what effects bullying has on kids. There should be punishment for kids that do still choose to bully.

What do you do after school? Ride my bike, read, play on my computer, cheerleading, dance, and gymnastics.

Where do you hang out in Westchester? Street Beatz Dance Studio and Gymnastics City.

What sports do you play? Basketball and gymnastics.

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On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest, how important are sports to you? Ten—they keeps me busy, build my team-work skills, and keep me healthy.

Who is smartest: your mom, dad, or the president? The president. He knows more about the government and he knows a lot more people.

What’s the best thing about being a kid in Westchester? Going to Camp Nabby in Mohegan Lake each summer. I have been going there since I was 3 years old and they have become like a family to me.

Who’s your idol? My mom. She works, takes care of me and my dad, our house, and also makes great dinners for us.

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