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PARIS – Having good friends and helping others is what is truly important to James Cronin.
Q: Where were you born and where you brought up?
A: I was born in Los Angeles, California in 1994, but I have lived here in Maine since 1997.
Q: Do you have any siblings?
A: I have one sister and two brothers.
Q: What do your parents do?
A: My father works for the United States Postal Service as an Area Tech.
Q: What was it like growing up?
A: It was interesting for the most part, the only hard thing really growing up was moving to South Paris when I was in kindergarten, shortly after I met my closest friends.
In Maine most of my friends were hardly close to where I lived so I tried getting out as much as I could to see them. After my childhood best friend moved away I was less sociable and it was getting harder to see some of them until around the summer of the end of eighth grade.
I found things to be a bit difficult for school, but I started picking up in high school and understood things a lot more than I did before.
Q: Was there anything you wanted to be when you grew up?
A: My mind seemed to change so much, one minute I wanted to be a police officer then next a businessman, to a world-renowned chef etc.
With all these ideas I did find one thing I wanted to do no matter what and that was to help others when or wherever it was needed. So I knew no matter what I did when I was older it would be helping someone.
Q: Where did you go to school?
A: Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.
Q: Did you get into mischief or play pranks?
A: Hardly, I tried staying out of trouble as much as possible.
Q: What have you had for jobs?
A: I worked for Marston’s Tree Removal in Naples. That was my first official job.
Q: Anyone every said you look like someone famous?
A: A few times actually, just depends on how I looked that day. Half the time I didn’t know the person or I didn’t even see how they got the resemblance.
Q: Have you done much traveling?
A: No, but I would like to at some point in my life. Given the opportunity I wouldn’t hesitate.
Q: Which place was the most fascinating and why?
A: Of all the places I went while still in school would have been Washington, D.C. Because of the history and just the vast sights the place has to offer was great. I only went for three days, which is no where near close enough time, but it was a once in a life time trip.
Q: Has anyone influenced you to the point of changing your direction in life?
A: Quite a few people actually. My counselor and tech teachers from high school and even my own parents.
Q: Do you collect anything or have a hobby?
A: I do! I love taking photos and really into gaming.
Q: What is the last book you read?
A: Nickel and Dimed
Q: What subject do you wish you knew more about?
A: History. I can never get enough of it!
Q: What is the one thing you would not give up?
A: One thing I would not give up? Well, I would think that would have to be my memories. The one thing no one can ever take away from you and you can truly carry with you anywhere you go.
Q: What is the one thing you would happily do over again.
A: Nothing. I wouldn’t be who I am today without the experiences I’ve had.
Q: What would you like people to know about you?
A: Well, I don’t know except for if you see me around don’t be afraid to talk to me. Nothing I can really think that people should know about me. If they know me they already know.
Q: What scares you the most?
A: Losing my friends and faimly.
Q: Any heroes?
A: My father and mother for all they have done and continue to do for me.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A: Hard to tell without a set idea of what I want to be doing in life.
Q: Last day on earth, what would you do and with whom?
A: Take my closest friends and go out and see what we can of the world and stick together and have fun. Might as well if it’s the last day, right?
Q: If anyone could walk in right now, whom would you most like to see?
A: My best friend whom I haven’t seen for years.