January Student Q+A Part One- Elai Shine ’12

Elai Shine '12

The Q+A- two students, two teachers, each month. This month we sat down with senior Elai Shine.

Conducted by Leigh Jacobson


Common misconception about me: That I killed a guy.

Most creative gift, given or received: My uncle once gave me a box of teeth.

Movie you’ve seen most: Hotel for Dogs 2.

Book you’ve read the most: How to Get People to Interview You for School Newspapers by Harriet Tubman.

One thing I can’t live without: Milken.

What you wanted to be at age 10: A senior at Milken.

Favorite gadget: My Zune.

Teacher pet peeve: When teachers make me dump out my backpack and then throw all my school supplies into the garbage and tell me to buy new ones.

Procrastination technique: Sitting in a chair.

Student hobby: Cleaning Mr. Shine’s “Best Dad” trophy collection.

Favorite thing about being a senior: Having youngsters give me their seat on the Metro.

Movie star you wish you could take to prom: Ronald Reagan.

Topic you love but wouldn’t talk about in a college interview: My dad.

Favorite classes you’ve taken at Milken: Hebrew.

Funniest Hebrew word: Sim et ze ba makom!

Most memorable learning experience: Every day of potions class with Dr. Scoville.

Favorite Milken trend: Thomas Friedman.

Most beloved/interesting item in your school bag: The crystal skull!