Student Spotlight: Rachel G.

Rachel is an 8th grade student in Kraemer Middle School. Rachel also likes to go by Kengi or Ken. She is 14 years old, her birthday is on December 3rd. Rachel has 8 other siblings; seven brothers and one sister. She also has three pets; a golden retriever named Mane, a cat whose name is Moon, and a gecko named Par. She says that her favorite pet has to be her golden retriever. Kenji has had Mane ever since she was little. Since they grew up together Rachel and Mane are best of friends. One of Kenji’s favorite things to do in her free time is to style her own outfits. She has a great fashion sense and enjoys making outfits with different materials. 

Rachel’s biggest fear is airplanes. When she was little she would travel a lot and go on airplanes. One time while on an airplane she was about 8 years old her mom and two other brothers were on a flight to go to Guatemala, Mexico. The airplane had some trouble on the take off. This caused other passengers including her to be nervous and scared. She’s then been afraid of flying on airplanes. One of her other biggest fears are insects. She is terribly afraid of ants because she is allergic to them. Ken also hates spiders. How they lay their eggs and how they have so many legs and eyes scared her. She was once bitten by an ant and it created a big blister on her leg. She went to the emergency room and was given a shot on her leg to help. Kengi was also given antibiotics and cream to help with the itch. She had to keep that part of her leg wrapped up so the blister would pop and not get infected. 

Rachel is also in the choir group in her church. She has sung lots of different songs with other members of the choir team. In her free time she enjoys practicing doing makeup. She practices with her mom and with herself. She is very good and talented with makeup. She also enjoys reading poems. Her favorite book so far has been Milk and Honey. Rachel also loves to collect crystals, and she has a quite good amount of them. Her favorite type of crystal is rose quartz.