November Student Q+A – Ariel Stern ’11

Ariel Stern

The Q+A – one student, one teacher, each month. This month we sat down with senior Ariel Stern.

Common misconception about me:

That I’m a back to back Scripps National Spelling Bee champion.

Most creative gift, given or received:

Checks for my Bar-Mitzvah.

Movie you’ve seen most:

What a Girl Wants– Amanda Bynes was undeniably robbed of an Oscar.

Book you’ve read the most:

The Giver.

One thing I can’t live without:


What you wanted to be at age 10:

Neuroendocrinologist or Sandwich Artist.

Favorite gadget:

Brookstone back massager.

Teacher pet peeve:

When teachers imagine that their own class is the only class I’m taking.

Procrastination technique:

Binging on Vicki’s Lunchbox.

Student hobby:

Imitating teacher accents- I can’t wait for the Senior Purim Shpiel.

Favorite thing about being a senior:

College applications by a mile.

Movie star you wish you could take to prom:

Gabourey Sidibe.

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

Why affirmative action is a failure.

Favorite classes you’ve taken at Milken:

AP Calculus BC with the Funsies Crew and AP Physics- ooooooooo it’s sooooo easy!

Funniest Hebrew word:


Most memorable learning experience:

Going to the Norton Simon Museum for Tiyullim Week.

Most purchased item in Student Store:

Wouldn’t know… even the vending machines have more of a selection.

Favorite Milken Trend:

Grade Shabbatons.

Most beloved/interesting item in your school bag:

My daily Trail Mix Snack Pack from Costco.

Have any suggestions for the Q+A?  Contact Leigh Jacobson at [email protected]