News To Me

Olivia Rowan

About Me

My name is Olivia. I am 13 years old (almost 14!) and currently attend the STEM Academy. Here are some interesting facts about me:

  • I once had 7 cats
  • I might be getting my first dog soon
  • My birthday is on March 19, 2002
  • I speak Mandarin
  • I was born in Freehold, New Jersey

I've been living in Sandwich for about 10 years, and moved here from Matawan, New Jersey. I went to the Wing School from 1st grade to 6th grade, and been here at STEM since 7th.

Classes I'm Taking At STEM

At the STEM Academy, I'm currently taking Art, Algebra, Science, News To Me, English, History, Mandarin Chinese, and Health.

I was fascinated with the Chinese language when I went to the Wing School, after the teacher visited and told us we'd be able to take it when we went to High School. Ever since 7th grade, I've began learning about the language and culture of China.

News To Me and Art are also a few of my favorite classes. Ever since I was little, I loved drawing and making art in school, and I'd like to continue on with it throughout college.

News To Me was an elective I wanted to take for a while, but in 7th grade I was already occupied with chorus, so this year was my chance to take it. I love writing, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to take this class to further my ideas in writing and journalism.


My Favorite Place To Travel

My favorite place to travel in the world as of now would be Florida. When I was younger, I used to visit Disney World a lot, and I enjoyed the warm weather. Hopefully I'll be visiting Florida again this summer to see my grandparents.

This year I also want to be able to travel to New Orleans in Louisiana, and listen to all the jazz and blues music and see the parades.

I've never been outside of the country before, but if I had the opportunity, I'd like to visit Australia, England, Japan, China, and France.

My Favorite Season

My favorite season would be fall. I like how most of the time it's never too cold or frigid, but just enough wind for a light, relaxing breeze. I love seeing the leaves on the trees changing color during this season, to yellow and orange and red. I especially love wearing cozy warm sweaters and scarves, and sitting by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa. I also enjoy the new autumn candle scents from Yankee, and lighting them at night. Fall can be both a warm and chilly season, but all the colors of nature make it beautiful.