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Fun, loving and smart: One of my best friends is named Amelia. She is fun, loving and smart. I like her a lot because she (usually) plays with me. She helps people, and she cares about me.

Kaitlyn Call

Grade 3, Benjamin

Longtime friends: My best friend and I have been best friends since second grade. Her favorite color is pink. She wears pink clothes, pink shoes, pink jackets. She just loves it. She loves to read and dance.  

Jenna Casey

Grade 5, Cedar Ridge

Missing my friend: My best friend is named Gio. He is at my old school. I hope I get to see him again.

Liam Kohn

Grade 2, Corpus Christi

Pokemon fans: My best friend is Jacob. He likes to have play dates. He likes to play at recess. We like to talk about Pokemon. 

Aiden Hanks

Grade 2, Fairview

New friends: When I was new at school I did not have friends. I was so sad and scared because I thought they would make fun of me. Then Zaniya came over and asked if I wanted to play with her. I said, "Yes." She was nice and funny.

Cadence Robinson

Grade 3, Fairview

First friend: My best friend is Ameerah. She is my best friend because I have known her since I was in kindergarten. She was the first friend I ever had. We have a lot of fun together. She is the nicest girl I have ever met, and that is why she is my best friend. 

Keyanna Green

Grade 4, Fairview

Cuddly dog: My best friend is my dog because he cuddles with me, and he likes to play with me. He also likes when I help him at the vet.

Allie Hernandez

Grade 2, Fox Creek

Secret handshake: My three best friends are Grace, Brenna and Greta. We all have a secret handshake. The handshake goes fist bump, thumbs up, then high-five.

Briannah Moore

Grade 3, Glenn

Cool stuff: My best friend's name is Maddie. She has four cats, and I love to go over to her house because she has cool stuff, like slime. We became friends in second grade. I just went up to her and asked to be friends. She said, "Sure." 

Sarah Zayas

Grade 5, Glenn

Being together: My best friend and I like being together. We like to play tag together at recess. We like to walk on the playground. My friend and I include others. We always like to play soccer.

Ethan Ng

Grade 2, Grove

Play dates and sleepovers: My best friend's name is Sahasara. She helps me with many things. She always includes me in everything. We have play dates and sleepovers.

Varnika Bala

Grade 3, Grove

Hiking fun: My best friend is Bo. Bo and I went hiking, and I got soaked. We saw a crawdad. It was so fun.

Trig Stoller

Grade 2, Jefferson Park

Cousin fun: My best friend is my cousin. This summer I went to my cousin's house so I could ride his go-cart in the yard. When we went fast, it made me smile. We tried to do a wheelie, but we weren't allowed to. When we hit bumps, we hit helmets. It was funny.

Myles Stange

Grade 3, Lowpoint-Washburn

Nice friend: My best friend is Ashton. We play Legos and hide-and-seek. He is nice to everyone.

Judah Walker

Grade 4, Northpoint

Amazing friend: My best friend is Chloe. She is nice and helpful. She makes funny jokes. She loves rainbows. She loves pets and kittens. She is brave. She is confident. She is kind. She is amazing. She is hopeful. She is focused. She loves to write.

Nehemiah Grandberry

Grade 2, Oakdale

Laughter: My best friend is Kahlijah. She is the most thoughtful BFF I could ever ask for. She always knows how to make me laugh.

Mariah Crawford

Grade 4, Oakdale

Really funny: My best friend is a very nice person. When you get to know him he is really funny.

Quinton Jemison

Grade 4, Pepper Ridge

Good friend: My best friend is a girl, and her name is Annalise. She cannot run or jump high and play ball now because she has a sprained ankle.

Saje Kaphle

Grade 1, Prairieland

Soccer friend: My best friend is great at soccer. She likes tag. We are both afraid of heights. We both play soccer.

Aidan Wiechmann

Grade 2, Prairieland

Joking friends: My best friend is Hunter. We met in first grade, and we joked about which of us is the ugliest person in the world. We like to play Super Mario Odyssey. That is why we are best friends.

Toby Prahl

Grade 3, Prairieland

Truthful friend: My best friend is Izzy. I've known her since we were 6 months old. If I ask her something, she'll always tell me the truth. We also have a lot in common. I ask her to come to my birthday party, and she always says "yes." And when she asks me, I always say "yes."

Amaya Gant

Grade 4, Prairieland

True friend: The dictionary definition of a friend is a person who knows you well and supports you. When I heard this, I thought of my best friend, Emma, but she is not just a friend. She is a true friend who has many great qualities such as being kind, being trustworthy and being loyal. 

Ellis Zimmerman

Grade 5, Prairieland

Everybody's friend: My best friend is a boy and a girl. He/she has brown, blonde and black hair. My best friends are everybody. Anyone who I can meet is my best friend!

Jonah Hamaker

Grade 5, St. Mary's 

Still friends: My best friend is Abby. We met in kindergarten. We had a play date twice. We skip rope together at recess. We always play together. Abby is always there for me. We have problems, but we are still friends.

Janae Welch

Grade 3, Sheridan

Cousin is friend: My best friend is my cousin. I get to see her a lot and sometimes get to sleep at her house. We get to play Roblox together. I go to her house, and we play with all her Barbies.

Zoe Pere

Grade 2, Stevenson

Mom is friend: My friend is my mom. She likes to play Uno Attack. 

Sam Jennings

Grade 1, Sugar Creek

Many friends: I have many best friends. They all love having sleepovers. We all play sports, except one. I met up with her at the swimming pool once and we met each other. That's how we were best friends.

Khloe Stewart

Grade 3, Washington

Boy's best friend: My best friend is my dog. My dog's name is Jonsey.

Hunter Thompson

Grade 3, Cedar Ridge

Nicest friend: My best friend is Kate because she is so very nice. Kate is the best.

Clara Jelinek

Grade 2, Corpus Christi

Laughing friends: My best friend is Mackenzie. What I like about her is that she is funny. She makes me laugh so hard! We are friends because I don't have any siblings.

Vida Mayavanshi

Grade 2, Fairview

Time together: I love to spend time with my best friend, Carsyn. He has a sister. He has a tiny bed. He loves fighting things. His favorite color is red. My best friend is awesome.

Carter Neal

Grade 3, Fairview

Playing together: My best friend is Cael. He and I like to play basketball at the park. We like to sit by each other at lunch. We also like to play tag.

Nate Kingdon

Grade 2, Jefferson Park

Best friends forever: Fishing and swimming, it is so much fun when we jump in. We like to play video games. That's what we like to do.

Dalton Beebe

Grade 3, Lowpoint-Washburn

Family fun: My brother is my best friend. We do fun stuff like play video games together.

Daniel Williams

Grade 4, Northpoint

Gymnastic talent: My best friend is Anna. She is cool. She can do a backhand spring. I love playing with her. She is so fun. She has blonde hair like me. She wears cool earrings. They are so fluffy and cool. They are blue. She can do a flip.

McKenzie Koestner

Grade 2, Oakdale

Best sister: My BFF is my sis because she was the second person that saw me when I was born. Also I think she is the most caring, loving, nicest sis in the world. 

Katie Claveria

Grade 4, Pepper Ridge

Happy heart: My friend makes me smile because she is so sweet. I fell on the floor, and then she picked me up. That made me happy inside my heart. It was so cute. That was so thoughtful.

Maggie Sturgeon

Grade 2, Prairieland

Never-ending friendship: My best friend is Maddox. He is very funny. I like having him over at my house. We like to tell each other stories at lunch. He is very nice and will always make me happy. I think that this friendship will never end.

Jameson McGraw

Grade 4, Prairieland

They lift you up: My best friends in school are Gabby and Maddie. I like that Gabby is talky and funny. She makes me laugh a lot. Maddie is always on the move to help and a great friend. They are both super nice and are great people to go to for help or if you are feeling down.

Addie Prochnow

Grade 5, St. Mary's

Loving mom: My best friend is my mom because she takes care of me. I love her so, so much. She is the best. She does everything for me. When I am hurt, she's right there to kiss my cut and put ice on it. I couldn't ask for a better best friend.

Jasmine Hibbler-Christiansen

Grade 3, Sheridan

Friendly friend: My best friend, Zoe, is nice. She is friendly. We play outside together a lot. We help each other when we fall.

Hailey Elizarruras

Grade 2, Stevenson

Fetching friend: My friend is Baylee. We like to play fetch. She is my dog.

Connor Carrington

Grade 1, Sugar Creek

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