The Tuslaw Middle School eighth-grader is hard working and motivated, and wants to be a pediatric surgeon when she grows up.
Name: Makayla Eastwood
School: Tuslaw Middle School
Residence: Tuscarawas Township
Parents: Lauri and Jason Eastwood
School Activities: Volleyball
Why nominated: Makayla is always smiling, and her positive attitude is infectious. Never complaining, Makayla is a self-starter who is intrinsically motivated to do her best. Kind, well-mannered, hard working, and positive, Miss Eastwood is a worthy role model for her peers.
Q: Please tell us why you performed those acts of kindness or what motivated you to do what you did to be nominated?
A: I always treat others the way I want to be treated, because I wouldn’t want anybody to be treated poorly.
Q: Do you have a favorite video game?
A: Not so much video games but I will play “Angry Birds.”
Q: How about a favorite book?
A: “The Hate U Give” and “One of us is Lying”
Q: Favorite TV show?
A: “Grey’s Anatomy”
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: Pediatric surgeon
Q: If you could change one thing about school, what would it be?
A: I wish academics could be a bit more old fashioned, more “paper and pencil” hands-on type of work.
Q: If you had a superpower, what would it be and how would you use it to change the world?
A: I would want to have the ability to read others’ minds to better understand people’s thoughts in order to help them. Because, sometimes, people don’t feel comfortable sharing what they need help with.