Nina Dym previously attended Sutter Middle School. She’s familiar with SCDS because of her sister, junior Zoe, who has been at Country Day since freshman year.
Q: Why did you come to Country Day?
A: My sister goes here, and it’s easier for my parents if we go to the same school. I also really liked it when I visited. The people seemed really nice, and it’s a close school. Sutter was so big, I didn’t know 50 percent of the people.
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: Two dogs, Nemo and Conan. Nemo from “Finding Nemo” and Conan from this manga about a detective kid that my sister really likes.
Q: What’re your favorite movies?
A: I like a lot of movies. “Confessions of a Shopaholic” and “Catching Fire” are the main ones.
Q: What type of music do you like?
A: All genres except for hardcore rock and blues, and I don’t really listen to classical music even though I play piano.
Q: How long have you been playing piano?
A: Since I was five. It keeps me busy.
Q: How would you describe yourself in two words?
A: Loud and shy.
Q: Huh? How does that work?
A: I’m not outgoing, but with my friends I’m loud.
Q: Any favorite T.V. shows?
A: Not really. I watch a lot of YouTube.
Q: What channels?
A: Tyler Oakley,Connor Franta and Hannah Hart. They do sit-down talks and comedic things. They’ll do challenges and collaborate with other YouTubers.
Q: What makes them special?
A: They’re funny, and even though I don’t know them, it feels like I do through the Internet.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Photography and film.
Q: What do you like about them?
A: I like to capture the moment. I’m self taught.
Q: How did you get into film?
A: My dad is into filming, and he got me a camera for my 13th birthday. He’s a historian, and he likes to make films about the places he travels.
Q: What’d you do over the summer?
A: I went to Utah to visit my grandparents and to Hawaii for a judo national championship.
Q: Why did you start judo?
A: My sister started it. It looked fun, so I thought I might try it. I’ve been doing it for five or six years now.
Q: What do you like about it?
A: It’s a unique sport, and not a lot of people do it.
Q: What’s a common misconception of the sport?
A: It’s different than karate. Everyone always mistakes it for karate, and it’s actually in the Olympics.
Q: How is it different from karate?
A: Karate is more punching and kicking, but judo is more like wrestling where you throw people and tackle them.