Q & A with Junior Maxx Christal

Maxx, who joined Laguna Blanca as a freshman, is known around campus for his optimistic attitude and always having a “fantastic” day.


Q: What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
A: I usually drink water then go downstairs and eat breakfast and take my pills and drink my shake. Then I go upstairs to brush my teeth and get dressed.

Q: How do you like to spend your free time?
A: I like to spend my free time at the beach. My favorite thing to do there is surfing. Chad is teaching me how to surf.

Q: What is your favorite animal?
A: Hummingbirds, because they’re colorful.

Q: What is your favorite class?
A: History of Jazz with Mr. Shertzer

Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: I love traveling. I love going in the snow — skiing, but not sledding. I flipped over when I went sledding. I love horseback riding on trails. I’m going to go skydiving this year.

Q: When did you start doing those hobbies?
A: I started skiing when I was four and started riding horses when I was around seven years old.

Q: What do you normally do on the weekends?
A: I go to events, workout with a trainer, do tutoring and have fun!
My trainer and I normally walk up along the cliffs and beaches in town. Sometimes we walk to the Ellwood Butterfly Exhibit.
Q: Would you rather have pancakes or waffles for breakfast everyday?
A: That’s very hard to say… probably waffles.

Q: What kind of music do you like?
A: I love Sting. I also just discovered Andy Grammer and really like his music. He’s a nice singer and one of the best in the world.

Q: If you could be a teacher for a day, what would you teach?
A: I would want to teach ceramics.

Q: What is your favorite place that you’ve traveled to?
A: Sacred Valley, Argentina. You’ll laugh when I tell you this: our whole family went on boats and we went underneath these big waterfalls.

Q: If you could live in another city anywhere in the world, where would you live and why?
A: I would live in Rome. I loved climbing up the Leaning Tower of Pisa when I was there; it was super hard. They used to let people climb it but now they’ve decided that the stairs were too worn down, so they locked it up.

Q: What is your favorite outdoor activity?
A: Going to the beach. I love to go on hikes or walks. I love going to the wharf and the Natural History Museum and hearing all about the birds.

Q: Chocolate or Vanilla?
A: Both