ATP Project

Jimmy, Age 13, Mark Day School, Marin, California


The biggest thing that has ever happened to me is winning the Junior Varsity California State Chess Championship. It changed my life because it showed me that anything is possible.


My earliest memory as a child was watching my siblings play “Zelda Ocarina of Time” before I could even read or right.


What makes me the happiest is my dogs because they are really funny, they sit on each other, bite each other and roll over on each other, etc.


My biggest fear is getting lyme disease because it is really scary to think about having spirochetes hiding in your blood cells. It is also said that they burrow into the weakest point of your body. That also scares me.


My most frequent emotion is happiness because I like to do a lot of different things, especially chess and Zelda, and a few other things.


What I like most about myself is how I can entertain myself in any situation, and therefore I am never bored.