“Being a good friend is being nice, and caring about your friends. I’m really good at making friends, and I’m really good at bringing people together.
“My friends and I do FaceTime, Facebook, and Snapchat, and we go down state [for Special Olympics]. We also do Best Buddies [a non-profit program devoted to providing opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities], where we play games and go places like the Brookfield Zoo.
“I’ve done the talent show at my school for three years. The first year, I played the piano. The second year, I played the guitar. Last year, I was one of Blues Brothers, and I sang 'Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.' This year, I have a big idea! It’s going to be a comedy. I’m going to do jokes and elaborate pranks.
"Last Friday, we played a prank on my teacher. She was sick, but she wasn’t at home, so we all wore gloves and health masks to her class.
“I was also part of the ensemble for Fiddler on the Roof at my school this year. I got to dance. I love the entire cast, and I also loved when all the seniors got together.
“I’m really good at everything I do. At home, I like to play guitar every day and play on my iPad. I also like dancing (doing the Nae Nae) and rapping. I want to be a D.J.”
What’s the accomplishment of which you are most proud? “My confirmation at my temple. And when I did my Bar Mitzvah, they asked me to lead the service in Hebrew. Then we had a big party afterward.”