By ADEDAYO PERKOVICH, age 11
Matthew Kue, age 11, has been reporting for IndyKids since March 2014.
Adedayo: What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Matt: I like to shoot basketball with friends because while I am socializing, I am doing something that I love to do.
Adedayo: Is there an individual who has inspired you a lot over the years?
Matt: A basketball player named Ray Allen inspired me because in a sports film he said that determination and hard work got him to the NBA.
Adedayo: What do you enjoy the most about IndyKids?
Matt: I like going on the field trips because I learn more about the world. For example, at the Climate March I interviewed one kid and two adults and learned other people’s perspectives about climate change.
Adedayo: What is your favorite food?
Matt: My favorite food is a bagel with cream cheese because the soft warm bread mixes in with the cold refreshing cream cheese. However, I eat bagels only once a week.
Adedayo: Do you have something that you always need to have near you when you are writing?
Matt: Yes, actually, I have a small Nerf basketball. This helps me gather new ideas when I look at it.
Adedayo: What is one of your favorite articles that you’ve written for IndyKids?
Matt: My favorite article that I have written was the story about Scotland and how close they were to gaining their independence from the United Kingdom. This was important to me because I realized that some people might not want to have their independence.