Plays the Piano and violin. Took up Rugby in school last year! Likes Art classes more than math, English. Likes to cook, especially bake. Has a cockatiel named Cuicui. Climbed Kilimanjaro over 1 ½ week when she was12.
In her words: “I’m Ainhoa and I turned 14 on April 11th. I will be entering 9th grade in the fall at the French-American School of New York, a bi-lingual school outside of New York.
I began playing both the piano and violin when I was 6 and I still spend a lot of time playing today. I learn mostly classical music with my teacher but I love to play pieces from the Beatles, Billy Joel etc. This year played basketball for my school and also started rugby. They play a lot in France, the world cup was held there last year. It’s a hard sport but a lot of fun! At school, I mostly like art class, I love to paint (I find it a lot more fun then math and physics ;) ). I enjoy cooking, especially baking deserts (all sorts of chocolate cakes, cookies)
In February 2007, when I was 12, I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with my sister and father over 2 weeks. The climb took a huge amount of effort and was very demanding, both physically and mentally. I was so proud when I got to the top and finally saw the sunrise.
I am glad to say I climbed one of the seven summits! The best reward was that we raised over $10,000 for the Save Darfur Organization at the same time!
Every summer I spend a month in France to visit my family. We spend time horseback riding, swimming at the beach in St Malo, or shopping in Paris. I also sing soprano in a choir with my sister and I’ve been in a few school plays. I hope that one day I will be able to be on Broadway!”