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Jamie Ponti

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Jamie Ponti
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Hang out with people who treat you right and make you laugh.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Lasagna

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who say "I could care less" when they actually mean, "I couldn't care less"

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Jackie Robinson.  I would probably be speechless, but if I could get the words out they would be, "Thank you so very much."

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Humor, Honesty, Passion

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March 26, 2012

For me it was From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.Like a lot of boys, reading did not come naturally for me. When I was a student at Atlantic Beach Elementary and we'd read aloud in class, I was always slower than everyone else. When my friends would lose track of time and simply disappear into a novel while reading, I was always too impatient or restless. Then along came this wonderful book by E.L. Konisburg. For some reason, this story of a brother and sister running away and hiding out inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art took me places. I finally got lost in something. I thought it was clever and fun. I thought it was... see more

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