Jordan is a sixth-grader at Harmon Middle School in Aurora. He has two older brothers and four dogs: Coco, Sarah, Boomer and Hershey. He plays football and baseball and is already thinking about college. He’s absolutely certain about going to the Ohio State University. ’They have a good football team, a good baseball team, they’re really athletic,” he says. “And they have a lot of smart kids there too.”
My best day was probably my birthday, when I went to New York City. I’m into sneakers, so we went sneaker shopping and to this thing called Sneaker Con. It’s a giant sneaker convention. We saw a bunch of shoes worth like $6,000.
I actually have my favorite sneaker. It’s called the Air Jordan White Cement 3. It has this elephant print on the toe and the back. It has a white midsole with a little bit of black and a red inner lining. I like those, mostly how it tells a story of an elephant and Michael Jordan, because he wore those in the dunk show when he won it — from the free-throw line.
My worst day is probably the day that my parents got divorced, three months ago I think. I wasn’t really sure which side I should go on — I wasn’t sure if I should go with my dad or my mom. That’s why it was hard for me. I go with my dad on the weekends and my mom during the other time.
I worry if we’re driving home, Is there going to be a car pulling out and my dad doesn’t see it? Is something going to happen really quick and somebody gets injured? Some people don’t make the right decisions; they can just blank in a second and something could happen. — as told to Sheehan Hannan
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