Amazing Kids! Magazine

June Staff Q&A: Do you have a special trinket or treasure that means something special to you?

By the Amazing Kids! Staff


Want to know a little more about the Youth Staff at Amazing Kids! Magazine? Check out our Q&A with some of the staff members; their responses to the question of the month are below!

Q: Do you have a special trinket or treasure that means something special to you? If so, what is it and why is it special?

Ryan Traynor, Editor-in-Chief: I have a little stuffed baby boy that was given to me when I was born. Even though I don’t have it displayed, I still remember that baby boy being with me in those early years. He symbolizes my growth and moving on to new and better things. When I come across him sometimes, he makes me smile because my mom always tells me I’ll always be her baby boy. I know that she just means she loves me a lot and will always show it.

Salma Danuningrat, Writing Tips Editor: I have a wind up traditional music box that my friend gave me when I moved away. It plays “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles and I’ll always wind it up if I ever need to boost up my mood. I always love having trinkets and treasures – just small little things that mean a lot more to us, the owner.

Allison Stein, Poetry Editor: One of my greatest treasures is a picture board that a close friend created for me as a birthday present. Whenever I see the photos, I am reminded of the wonderful memories we have shared, and in a way, I can experience those moments again. Since we have been friends for as long as I can remember, some of the pictures date back to our adventures as six-year-old kids. I especially cherish these photos because they show the ways our friendship has grown and strengthened. Knowing someone who has always supported me and believed in me is a priceless gift, one I will always treasure.

Catherine Cheng, AKOM Editor: About a year ago, my mother bought me a crystal bracelet tied together with red string. I wear it whenever I’m stressed or doing something important for good luck. I’m not really superstitious, but wearing it reminds me that I am loved and that life is sweet.

Soumya Avva, Photography Editor: I was gifted a charm bracelet for my 11th birthday. Every important event in my life is commemorated through a charm. I have a charm for my first dog, high school, and my first tennis match. I wear the bracelet for good luck on any test or athletic event. Over the years, this bracelet has not only reminded me of important events, but also made me feel better during tough times.