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Kim’s Party

Kim's Party

fffftt, ffffft, ffffft, pppppfffftttt. The balloon Allie is blowing up flies across the room. Roger tries to catch it as it whizzes by him, but when it finally lands in a “fffttt” Roger and Allie start to giggle. Mrs. Ye laughs and looks at her watch “You two are silly. Alright let’s hurry up so we finish before Kim and her dad get back from […]

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Kim and Craig go to Grant’s house

Kim and Craig go to Grant’s house

Kim and Craig sit with their parents at the T-Station on Wood Street. People bustle about the terminal, weaving about each other like diligent worker ants. They are going to Craig’s friend Grant’s house in Castle Shannon. It’s really easy to get there by taking the T. As they get on the trolley and find a seat, Kim and Craig decide to play a game, […]

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Kim Meets Craig

Kim Meets Craig

It is the first day of school and Kim is nervously standing at the front of her classroom. She had spent all week putting together an outfit. She has butterflies in her tummy and hopes no one notices how scared she is. Her new teacher, Mrs. Johnson, stands next to her. Her teacher has kind eyes and reassuringly puts a hand on Kim’s shoulder as […]

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Allie & Kim Meet Roger

Allie & Kim Meet Roger

“I can’t wait to get there. What do they have? Do they have a swing set or jungle gym?” Kim anxiously asks. She has been waiting to go to the park for what seemed like ages. Allie nods, “Yep. It also has a pond, tennis courts and a volley ball net. This park is great. My grandma takes me here all the time because my […]

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‘Burgh Buddies: Kim Meets Allie

'Burgh Buddies: Kim Meets Allie

Allie and her grandparents wait by the main gate of PNC Park for Kim and her parents to arrive. Kim has just moved to Pittsburgh from Korea, and Allie is very excited to make a new friend. However, Allie wonders what Kim will be like. “Grandpa, does Kim like baseball?” “I don’t know.” “Well, does she like to go hiking in the woods?” “I don’t […]

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‘Burgh Buddies: Kim So Ye – Moves

‘Burgh Buddies:  Kim So Ye - Moves

Kim So Ye (Kim) along with her parents Jeon Jin Ye (John) and Lee Ji Ye (Lee) finally reach the end of their long journey. Her father’s new promotion meant a move for the family. Not to a new town or a new city, but from South Korea, half-way around the world to Pittsburgh. Kim walks out of the airport terminal. Even though her parents […]

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Allie Ferguson

Allie Ferguson

Allie Ferguson Birthday:  February 14th Nationality:  Polish and German Personality: Confident, leader, strong, loyal. Favorite Color(s): Blue and yellow Favorite Sport: Baseball Favorite Food: Blue box mac n’ cheese Favorite School Subject- Math Favorite Activity- Cooking with Grandma Dream Job- First woman president or Director of FBI

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Craig McKinley

Craig McKinley

Craig McKinley Birthday: July 26th Nationality: Irish Personality: Athletic, Competitive Favorite Color(s): Black and Gold Favorite Sport: Football Favorite Food: Hot dog Favorite School Subject: Gym and Music Favorite Activity: Going to the park and playing on the swings Dream Job: Professional football player

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Grant Armstrong

Grant Armstrong

Grant Armstrong Birthday May 1st Nationality: Jewish (Adopted) Personality: Smart, Shy Favorite Color(s): Green Favorite Sport(s): Chess and Ultimate Frisbee Favorite Food: Challah bread (dipping it in Matzah Ball Soup) Favorite School Subject(s): Science and History Favorite Activity: Visiting the Science Center or the museum Dream Job- Paleontologist

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Kim So-Ye

Kim So-Ye

Kim So-Ye Birthday: November 3rd Nationality: Korean Personality: Girly, Fashionable, Favorite Color: depends on the season (or what shoes and purse she’s carrying) Favorite Sport: Baseball Favorite Food: kkokkalcom (like bugles) Favorite School Subject: Art Favorite Activity: Dressing up, creating new fashions, ballet Dream Job: Fashion/Costume Designer

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