In the first five minutes of meeting Michael Redmond, he had our hearts. He walked in, found a wand, pointed it at his mom, and shazam, pretended to transform her everyday outfit into a beautiful dress, and then proceeded to lead her in a waltz.
Imagination? Check! Princely manners? Check!
A rising fifth grader at Washington Elementary, Michael’s favorite subjects at school are reading and math, but at home, he enjoys learning about space and the planets, and has done so many cool things with his family—including viewing the solar eclipse, going geode hunting, and visiting a local library where they spotted a dinosaur! “It had big, sharp teeth,” remembers Michael. Part of a youth bowling team, Michael takes great pride in the plaque he won for his season high game.
Here’s more of Sam’s interview with Michael:
What do you like best about school? “I like Alex and Mandy in my class, and Tia.”
Who is your favorite teacher? “Mrs. Lipniski and Mrs. Burkard in third grade.”
What are some of your favorite things to do? “Watch movies. Play with toys at Reese’s house. She’s my best friend. Playing golf with Daddy. Also softball, catch, bowling, and Frisbee.”
What are some of your favorite movies? “The Lorax. Boss Baby. The Lost Dog. Moana. Sing. Peanuts.”
Where are your favorite places to be? “I like Target. And Aunt Caryn and David’s house. Dillon and Drew are my cousins.”
What was your favorite trip? “I went digging for big rocks with Daddy and [my sister] Heidi.”
Tell us some of your dreams for the future. “I want 3 cats and 3 dogs."
Where would you like to work? “Starbucks.”
We hope the rest of your summer is amazing, Michael, and we can’t wait to hear all about fifth grade!