Student Spotlight: Maia O.

Maia O. smiling in front of Mrs. Filepescu's room 408 during passing period.

Hannah M.

Maia O. smiling in front of Mrs. Filepescu's room 408 during passing period.

Maia O. is a 7th grader at Kraemer Middle School. Born on April 19, 2007, she has a twin brother named Cameron, who also goes to Kraemer, a younger brother named Cole, who is a 6th grader at Tynes, and a younger sister named Selah, who is a 1st grader at Parkview (homeschool). She describes herself as positive, smart, and athletic. Maia was born in Buena Park and was raised there until she and her family moved to Placentia five years ago. Maia loves her family, especially because God gave them to her. 

Before Maia went to Kraemer, she attended CHEP West (homeschool) for kindergarten and 1st grade, was at Parkview for 2nd-5th, and attended Tynes for 6th. Maia does not miss elementary school because she thinks it was boring. Her current electives are Spanish with Ms. Filipescu and Orchestra with Ms. Tu. She also has all A’s with the help of hard work and determination.  Maia’s favorite period is Spanish because she mostly has to listen instead of working. Outside of school, Maia does competitive gymnastics at Kips, plays the violin in SCYP (Socal Youth Philharmonic), and goes to Cornerstone Bible Church. 


There are many activities Maia enjoys: chatting with friends, making delicious snacks, and playing the violin. She also loves reading, especially mystery books. Outside of school, Maia plays the violin in the SoCal Youth Philharmonic.  Maia’s favorite food is pineapples. In fact, Maia is addicted to pineapples. She has a Chromebook with a pineapple on it, a pineapple watch, a pineapple purse, and much, much more.  Aside from pineapples, Maia enjoys eating steamed egg, burritos, chow mein, pomegranates, and Asian pears. Maia is a Marvel fangirl. She has seen all of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and has seen Infinity War 8 times, Black Panther 8 times, Avengers: Age of Ultron 4 times, Captain America: The First Avenger 3 times, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 3 times. Also, her favorite movie is Endgame. Maia is a fun-loving and energetic person who loves pineapples, reading, Marvel movies, and her family.