by Nikko W. Naugle
My name is Nikko W. Naugle and I am a 9-year-old boy who was born Dec. 5 in Guatemala and moved to Orcas in 2016.
I am in third grade at Orcas Island Elementary School where my goals for the year are to practice my writing and become a published author. I’ve eaten a vegan diet my whole life and love computers, reading and writing. Some things that bring me joy are earning awards and helping people in need.
I write because it makes me happy and I love reading because it’s a big part of writing. It also helps me learn about new places and myriad new vocabulary words. One of my favorite authors is Isabel Allende because every few sentences I learn a new word. When I grow up I want to be a successful, published author and a computer programmer. In my spare time, of course, I’ll be reading but who knows…it’s the future.
I am writing in The Sounder because I want to see if you like it and to learn more about the amazing people I live with while sharing them with you. I will be posting every month so please let me know if you have any ideas for interesting people or topics.
I want to give a big thank you to my teacher and her husband, Jenny and Don Johnston, for organizing my first interview with Jeff Ludwig at The Exchange, and for their educational support of my writing passion. And big thanks to Colleen Smith and The Sounder for accepting me as a contributing writer! And to my parents; they help me organize interviews, edit and support me. I hope you enjoy my interviews and writing.