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A Place for Me in the World

From Mayor Menino to a race car driver, these profiles and interviews written by middle school students at the Mission Hill School explore students’ career aspirations. Each interview features a wood-cut illustration of the subject.

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Owner of Curious Creatures: Dean Kosch

by La'renz

First sentence:

If I can change people’s opinions and make them not afraid of snakes, it’s a good reason to be a snake handler, because snakes are beneficial animals.

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Rap Artist: Cliff Rheed

by Kavon

First sentence:

I’m not a quitter, you know? Dreams are meant to be chased, not forgotten.

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Rally Car Racer: Llyod Dahmen

by Liam

First sentence:

The other bad day was the sheep incident.

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Concert Pianist: Jacqueline Schwab

by Sela

First sentence:

When I play a song, I like to be able to tell a story.

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Baker at the Haley House: Tyeshya Jenkins

by Amber

First sentence:

I love baking...I bake different stuff for people in my family: birthday cakes, wedding cakes, anniversaries, any and everything.

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