Jake: Greetings, fellow TPSers! Once again, we have reached the beginning of the school year, and as is a tradition for clay, I will be introducing you to one of my fellow staffers. So, without further ado, let me introduce to you, Michael Sugimoto!
Jake: Ok, let’s start with some easy questions. First off, how old are you, and what grade will you be in this year?
Michael: I’m 16 years old, and I’m going to be a junior this year.
Jake: Ok, cool. So, how many years have you worked with clay, and what position will you be taking?
Michael: This is actually my first year with clay. I’m going to be the PR team photographer.
Jake: Nice! So, you enjoy photography?
Michael: Yep. It’s one of my hobbies.
Jake: What are some other things you enjoy doing?
Michael: Well, I enjoy traveling and music. I also like doing SoulCycle, surfing, and hanging out with friends.
Jake: Sounds like fun! If you don’t mind, I’m going to get a little more personal.
Michael: Go for it.
Jake: Ok. How would you describe yourself?
Michael: Introverted, individualistic, ambitious, and enthusiastic. Oh, and I’d add that I’m a creative thinker.
Jake: Ok, cool. I’ll give you an easy one next. Favorite color?
Jake: And favorite food?
Michael: Açaí bowls.
Jake: Nice. So, do you have any goals you’d like to accomplish?
Michael: Well, I want to write a novel sometime in the next year, and I’d like to start a blog.
Jake: You have any plans for after high school?
Michael: I’m planning on majoring in marketing and communications in college.
Jake: Do you play any sports?
Michael: I’m a Junior Olympic Swimmer.
Jake: Ah, that explains the pic you gave me. Cool! Do you like music?
Michael: I love music. Acoustic covers are my favorite.
Jake: Alright. Here’s a fun one. Finish this sentence: “On Friday nights, you can usually find me…”
Michael: …at the beach surfing, at a photo shoot, writing at a coffee shop, or watching Netflix.
Jake: What would your motto be?
Michael: I like the saying, “Remember why you started.”
Jake: Awesome! Last question: What are some causes or movements you care about?
Michael: I care a lot about the Pro-Life movement. I’m also really passionate about saving the environment.
Jake: Sweet! Alright, that wraps up my interview. Thanks for lending me your questions by the way.
Michael: Sure thing.
Jake: Thanks for hanging out with me. Ladies and Gentlemen of TPS, please give a warm welcome to Michael Sugimoto!