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By: Courtney Shove
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August 03, 2019
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Newsletter

Summer Q&A

SummerQA

When school’s in session, we hear a lot about what’s going on in the classroom. This summer, we reached out to our scholars, parents, alumni, and school representatives to see how they like to spend their “off” months of the year. Catch up on their warm-weather recommendations!

Favorite summer hangout in Memphis

Shelby Farms. I love walking around the lake on a beautiful sunny day.
—Angie Kerby, MOST rep at First Assembly Christian School

The Peabody. I worked there during the summer and spent most of my days there.
—Yonadav Tsuna, MOST alum

Beale Street
—Angela Earnest, MOST parent

Shelby Forest, Levitt Shell, Memphis Botanic Garden, and the movie theater
—The Macario Rivera Family, MOST family

Huey’s is my favorite place all the time!
—Ann Laury, MOST rep at Christ the King Lutheran School

Going to Shelby Farms or the free concerts at the Levitt Shell
—Maye E., MOST Scholar

Pickwick Lake or AutoZone Park
—Tricia Thomas, MOST rep at St. George’s Independent School

What’s on your summer reading list?

The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath

—Angie Logan, MOST rep at Evangelical Christian School

Becoming by Michelle Obama
—Angela Earnest, MOST parent

How to Speak Dog by Stanley Coren
—The Macario Rivera Family, MOST family

Best. Movie. Year. Ever. How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen by Brian Raftery
—Yonadav Tsuna, MOST alum

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
—Courtney Shove, MOST director of communications

Song that reminds you of summer.

“Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince

—Angela Earnest, MOST parent

“No Hago Más Ná” by El Gran
Combo de Puerto Rico —The Macario Rivera Family, MOST family

“Summer Nights” by Olivia Newton John
—Ann Laury, MOST rep at Christ the King Lutheran School

“Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett
—Adriana Larrea, MOST alum

“Summertime” by Kenny Chesney
—Tricia Thomas, MOST rep at St. George’s Independent School

“Cruel Summer” by Bananarama
—Yonadav Tsuna, MOST alum

Favorite ice cream flavor

The Tonight Dough from Ben and Jerry’s
—Maye E., MOST Scholar

Butter pecan all day!
—Britney Thornton, MOST alum

Mint chocolate chip
—Salle Norton, MOST program and office administrator

Favorite spot for a cool treat

MEMPopS or Starbucks —Ann Laury, MOST rep at Christ the King Lutheran School

Levee Creamery —Angie Logan, MOST rep at Evangelical Christian School

Jerry’s Snow Cones (the original on Wells Station) or La Michoacana
—Tricia Thomas, MOST rep at St. George’s Independent School