Everyone in my school has heard of Five Kenari or 5K, my class. There are
thirty-five of us, boys and girls who are very different in appearance and
character. But 5K is famous mainly because of one of my classmates, Petra Simon,
who is the most interesting person in my class.
People do not usually notice
Petra when they first enter our class. This pint-sized classmate of mine sits in
the first row. She has very short, dark brown hair that is styled like a boy's.
She is Eurasian but she is often mistaken for a Chinese. She looks solemn most
of the time but she has a beautiful smile. Her eyes are her most striking
features. They are bright and inquisitive
and make her look mischievous.
In fact, Petra is very intelligent. She sails through every test without
seeming to study very hard. She is likable because she is humble, helpful and
kind. Whenever anyone needs help, with a Mathematics problem for example, we
would ask Petra. She is such a patient teacher. She also has a good sense of
humour. Her laughter is infectious. When she laughs, the whole class also bursts
Petra has a special talent. She can mimic
anyone. It could be a teacher, another student, a famous singer or even a
cartoon character. Petra only needs to observe the target for a short while and
she can act and sound exactly like that person or character. She can even change
her voice to sound like a man's! Once, she startled us by speaking like Darth
Vader, the character in Star Wars. Our history lessons are never boring because
Petra can act like any historical figure. Other classes are simply
green with envy. Students often peep through
our windows to try and see Petra in action.
To conclude, there is never a dull moment when Petra is around. Class 5K is
the most interesting class in the school because of Petra. Not only is she
talented but she is also a wonderful person. I am so fortunate to be in the same
class as Petra.