My Experience With Tony Hawk
When I went to Scholastic’s New York City headquarters, I was so happy—and nervous. It was my first assignment as a new member of the Scholastic Kids Press Corps and I was afraid I would mess up.
The conference room we met in was cool. I felt like I was at a debate and discussion with the President! Then I saw Tony Hawk. Boy, is he tall!
I sat right next to the skateboarding legend and felt like screaming. I also felt a little intimidated by all the other editors in the room who were asking questions. It seemed like they had such big questions compared to mine.
Next, when Tony showed me how to play his new game, it was a whole new experience to me. I thought I would mess up and fall, but I even did better than Tony himself!
When he left, Tony gave me his visitor sticker with his name typed next to a picture of Clifford the Big Red Dog. That was cool.
Then it was time to really get to work: I had a game review and an interview story to write! Visiting Scholastic HQ is always fun I found out, because you can leave with free books! I got all six of The 39 Clues that have been published so far. I read them in a week and am now a big fan. Can’t wait for book seven in February!
PHOTO: Kid Reporter Christopher Campbell and professional skateboarder Tony Hawk prepare to compete on the new video game Tony Hawk Ride! (Photo Courtesy Scholastic Kids Press Corps)