Budding scientist also dabbles in martial arts
Tottenberry's third-grader Aidan Phillips is passionate about learning -- both in and out of the classroom. After a full day at school, Aidan enjoys watching science experiments on TV and playing online games that help him hone his math skills. He is also involved in soccer, karate and his church. When he's older, Aidan hopes to attend Louisiana State University and pursue a career as a scientist. He lists his soccer ball, Legos and Xbox among the things that he absolutely could not live without.
NAME: Aidan Phillips
SCHOOL: Tottenberry's Private School
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Banner/Honor Roll student; orange belt in shorin-ryu karate
CLUBS/ACTIVITIES: Science Club, Shadow Creek Ranch Soccer Club, shorin-ryu karate student; member of Saint Helen's Catholic Church
FAVORITE CLASSES: "Science and history. I love science because it is exciting to find answers to questions and solve problems. I love history because it's exciting to find out how people lived in the past and fun to imagine what it would be like to live ... in the past."
FAVORITE THING TO DO AFTER SCHOOL: "I love to play soccer because it is fun and great exercise."
FAVORITE BOOK:"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series by Jeff Kinney. "The stories are hilarious, and the cartoons are funny too."
FAVORITE MUSIC GENRE: "I love rock 'n' roll music because it is catchy, and it's fun to rock out with my dad."
FAVORITE WEBSITE: www.coolmathgames.com – "It has fun games that help me practice my math skills."
FAVORITE TV SHOW: "'Mythbusters' because the science experiments are super cool."
FAVORITE GAME: Minecraft
HIS INSPIRATION: "My teachers, Mrs. Jones and Mrs. O'Donley, inspire me because they both make learning so much fun."
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