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.

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