Frederick (Freddy) McConnell, a junior at St. Paul Conservatory For Performing Artists, is a graduate of both ThreeSixty summer journalism camps. An active member of Circus Juventas, a youth circus group in St. Paul, Freddy stays in shape physically and mentally through his dual role a performer and journalist. For ThreeSixty, he wrote a powerful essays on his Puerto Rican heritage, along with reporter stories about life at Circus, domestic violence and social etiquette on Facebook.
Favorite author: Dr. Seuss
Favorite musician(s): Don Omar
Favorite movie(s): The Fast and Furious series
Favorite places/things to do in the Twin Cities: Watch parades
If you could interview anyone (living) who would it be? Vin Diesel, because he is said to be “laid back” during interviews.
What do you like about writing? Expressing not only my feelings, but other people’s feelings in stories.
What issues are important to you? Bullying in schools and domestic abuse.
What is your ideal future career? Circus and journalism.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Puerto Rico, because my family is from there and I’d like to see my cousins again.
What are your special talents? Circus tumbling, playing baseball, writing poetry and writing songs
What do you do when you’re not at school? Train at Circus, play video games and sleep.
What else do you think people should know about you? I love to dance and entertain people.