By Samaira Bunbury, age 10
Meet 11-year-old IndyKids reporter Omolara Falebita! Omolara joined IndyKids in 2016. She was determined to learn about journalism and grow to her full potential. She was tremendously eager to join a camp that would improve her proficiency in journalism, both mentally and physically.
Samaira Bunbury: What are a few things that you want people to know about you?
Omolara Falebita: Some things I want people to know about me is I am on a swim team, and I love soccer (although I’m not good at it).
What are your favorite things and why?
I love helping out during YMCA swim lessons because I love being helpful. I also love eating at restaurants and then making reviews about the food I’ve eaten because I always want to share my opinion about a topic, and I love ramen.
What motivated you to become a kid journalist?
My mom had high hopes for me to become a journalist, for about a year. I wanted to try something new for a change, so I sent in an application and waited for their response. At times writing about my topic was hard for me, but whenever I had trouble my mom was there to help me. She was my motivation.
What has been your favorite article to write for IndyKids, and why?
My favorite article to write was about medical debt because of the amount of detail is included. For example, I had to explain the process of borrowing money and forgiving debt.
What kind of journalist would you want to become in the future and why?
I would love to become a food critic because I’m a huge foodie, and I love making comments about the food I eat.
What advice would you give kids who are starting to write?
Whenever you are having trouble with your work, ask an adult (friend or family) or an experienced writer for help.