Age 11, Texas
Favorite Subject: reading
Book: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Extracurricular Activities: book club, horticulture club, choir, Book Bites, and Religious Education
Hobbies: reading and playing sports
Janie is interested in becoming a teacher one day. In her spare time, she usually likes to read.
As a Kid Reporter, Janie hopes to learn new writing skills.
"I would like to learn how to write better stories," she said.
Janie is in the sixth grade in Fort Worth, Texas. She has one sister.
The State Fair
By Janie Norez
Scholastic Kids Press Corps
What better way to experience the spirit of Texas than at October’s Texas State Fair?
You can enjoy parades, performances, and other spectacles. The starlight parade features illuminated floats accompanied by giant puppets and characters in beautiful costumes. The enormous coliseum gets transformed into a terrifying haunted house. You can even witness a performance of amazing acrobats.
And, don’t forget to look for the big talking cowboy we Texans like to call Big Tex.
At the Texas State Fair, you can find sculptures made entirely out of butter! There’s even a butter sculpture of model Marilyn Monroe.
The fair has eating contests with people stuffing their faces as fast as possible. After the contestants reach for the last piece of food, a cash prize is awarded.
What is a trip to the fair without a ride on the carousel? Stop by Kid Way during your visit. You can ride a magical carousel with 66 horses and 2 chariots that will sweep you off your feet.
I could go on about all the amusements at the Texas State Fair, but it’s more fun to experience it yourself. See you at the fair!