Name, age, grade, city of residence
Sophie Ortiz, 18, 12th grade, Aptos
What inspires you?
The idea of having the freedom to do what I want to do.
What is your favorite subject in school, and why?
Right now it’s English, I like the creative part of it.
If you had the power to change one thing in the world, what would it be?
I would make all areas’ soil good for planting, so that more than California could have a booming agricultural economy and more resources.
If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
I would go to every beach, everywhere.
Name one big challenge in your life right now:
Trying to be mature about the things I don’t want to do.
What is your dream job?
I don’t know for sure; I want to do a lot of different things.
What are your three favorite things?
Friends, volleyball, and Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food ice cream!
The Collector by John Fowles
What do you want to do after high school?
I want to study plant science and soil recovery.
Something that makes you smile:
The sun makes me smile!
A favorite MMS memory – and why?
When I first learned to play volleyball in the seventh grade is a favorite school memory.
Top three most played songs on your iTunes:
Blackstreet by Dr. Dre
Jackie and Wilson by Hozier
Ta-Ku – Higher (Flume Remix)