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SHOUT OUT SPOTLIGHT – Philip Paulson

I’m pleased to introduce the youngest member of our 2014 SHOUT OUT cast, Philip Paulson!

Philip Paulson

PHILIP PAULSON is an 11 ½ year old 6th grader at Kaneland Harter Middle School (KHMS).  At KHMS, Philip participates in band and choir and he is looking forward to joining the chess club as well.  In addition to music classes at school, Philip is in his fifth year singing in the Fox Valley Children’s Chorus and has been playing violin for 1 year.  When not doing music things, Philip can be found enjoying youth group, lounging around playing videos games of various non-violent sorts, or reading his current favorite book.  Philip would like to thank his dad for keeping his sisters away from him so he could write, critiquing his work, and being an awesome parent.


Interviewing this young man was very easy, as he is my son.  I hope you enjoy his spotlight.

  • What grade/level are you at?  I am a 6th grader at Kaneland Harter Middle School. 
  • If you are not employed, what do you want to be when you grow up?  I want to be a scientist when I grow up.  I would like to work with chemicals in order to learn what makes them dangerous and to create products to help the greater good.  Basically, I’d like to use them to make a discovery of some kind.
  • Do you have any favorite teachers?   I like all of my teachers equally.
  • What subject in school was your LEAST favorite and why?  Really, I dislike any writing activities.  Writing makes me feel nervous and anxious, because I am scared that I won’t do well.  This is ironic, because I just wrote a speech for the SHOUT OUT. 
  • What teacher in your life would you like to hear from during a future KAI SHOUT OUT? Mrs. Rogers, Mr.  Fox, and Mrs. Ponce.
  • Did you walk to elementary school or ride a bus? Any funny memories?  I take a bus to school.  It is really fun and I am glad that I do not have to walk. 
  • What excites you the most about education?  I don’t know.  I just like it.

To say that I’m proud of this guy would be an understatement, especially since he is doing something he feels uncomfortable doing (writing, that is).  I hope you’ll come hear Philip read his speech, The Aliens Among Us, on Monday, November 17th at 7 pm in the Kaneland Auditorium.  Tickets are $5 and available at www.kaneland.org and at the box office the night of the show.

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6 comments on “SHOUT OUT SPOTLIGHT – Philip Paulson

  1. What a great kid! Break a leg Phillip!

  2. Great job Phillip!!!!! From Mr. Herron’s (and Zoe’s) 2nd grade class at Blackberry Creek.

  3. Philip you’re so talented and I love the title of your piece!

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