by Cori Hilsgen
Allison Moon, also known as Allie, enjoys helping and being kind to people.
Moon is in fourth-grade at Kennedy Community School. She is the 9-year-old daughter of Julie and Chad Moon. She has two sisters Kelly, 20, and Amber, 13.
Fun Facts about Moon:
Favorite subject: Art and spelling
Activities she is involved in: Volleyball and swimming
Favorite leisure activity: Working on projects, singing and baking
“I like to create things like crafts,” Moon said. “I also really like to sing and bake.”
Favorite movie: “Dispicable Me 2”
Favorite music: “I like learning new songs,” she said
Favorite restaurant: Which Wich Superior Sandwiches in Maple Grove.
Favorite food: Watermelon
Favorite thing she likes to help other people do: Solve their problems
“I like to bring people together,” Moon said. “I helped a student that was new to school. I could tell right away she didn’t like being in a new school, so I introduced her to a lot of new people. Sometimes I bring people together and tell them to talk to each other.”
Moon also likes to bake and share pumpkin bread with her friends and neighbors. This is the recipe she uses:
(Recipe makes three – 3-inch x 7-inch loaf pans)
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup water
3 cups white sugar
3 -1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three, 3-inch x 7-inch loaf pans.
2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
3. Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
An award she recently received: Academic All-Star Award
“I got a certificate and I was on stage at the Mall of America,” Moon said. “It was fun to see my family there. Some of my friends got awards too.”
What she would like to do five years from now: Volunteer at the humane society.
The thing she likes best about St. Joseph:
“I love my school,” Moon said. “It’s very big and all the staff and friends are nice.”
Hilsgen is a contributing reporter for the Newsleaders. The central Minnesota native is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management and Communication from Concordia University – St. Paul, MN and enjoys learning about and sharing other people's stories through the pages of the Newsleaders.