Chloe’s Corner

This month I decided to interview the winner of the Anti-Bullying Committee’s poster contest, Erin Condon. Erin is a 6th grader from Stevensville Middle who is very soft-spoken but has a lot of good things to say. I honestly enjoyed just sitting down and talking to Erin, so I hope you enjoy this interview.

Q: Introduce yourself.
A: My name is Erin Condon, and I’m in the sixth grade. I like to watch scary movies and play my bass guitar.

Q: How did you learn to play the bass?
A: My brother used to play it, and then he taught me the basics. Now I have an instructor who teaches me the rest. (laughs)

Q: Are you in a band?
A: I’m in a band with my brother, his girlfriend, and his two little sisters.

Q: What’s the name of the band?
A: Meyridge.

Q: Can you tell me the backstory behind the whole contest?
A: They sent home a flyer about it in our Thursday folders at school, and I decided to do it. The committee wanted a logo that had to do with anti-bullying. We have computer programming on my dad’s computer with different bases to start off with, and I found one and started adding my own stuff to it. The main thing I added, I guess, was the one puzzle piece being different from the rest, because that’s the anti-bullying committee’s thing; that one piece is being pushed out and different from the rest of them.

Q: What did you like about winning the contest?
A: Well, I got a certificate for winning, plus my class won a Chick-Fil-A party. I beat a bunch of older kids too.

Q: Do you think bullying is treated/prevented well in your school?
A: I think it’s treated well, but not really prevented. Teachers aren’t good at spotting it, since it happens the most in the hallways and at recess. When they do get a case of bullying, they handle it well. If they could see it first, and then handle it, it wouldn’t be such a problem.

– Written by Chloe Thompson