Wyntre Grove was the winner of our 2016 Cover Kids contest, and we thought with a name like Wyntre (pronounced “winter”), she should grace our December cover!
She is 12 and is a seventh-grader at Northern York County Middle School and the daughter of Becky Grove.
Our cover shoot was held at The Hershey Story in Hershey — one of Wyntre’s favorite local towns. Wyntre got to learn about where cocoa beans come from and sample a flight of chocolate from around the globe at the chocolate bar.
CPP: What activities are you involved in?
Wyntre: I am actively involved in community service. I recently received a Pennsylvania Senate Citation of Recognition for more than 125 community service activities and 150 hours of service.
CPP: Wow! That’s a lot of volunteer time! Where are some of the places you volunteer?
Wyntre: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Cystic Fibrosis Making Strides, Children’s Miracle Network, York County SPCA, Dillsburg Library, Stomp Out Bullying, American Cancer Society, Toys for Tots, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army.
CPP: What do you enjoy doing when you have free time?
Wyntre: I enjoy baking and advocating for the protection of America’s wild horses.
CPP: What are your favorite subjects?
Wyntre: My favorite subject is history. I think it is very important that we know historical events and how it shaped our country and other countries.
CPP: What is your least favorite subject?
Wyntre: My least favorite subject is math. In math, there is a strict formula that you must go by to get the correct answer. I prefer being able to try out different ways and see what works best for me.
CPP: What do you watch on TV?
Wyntre: My favorite show is “Timeless.”
CPP: What is your favorite book?
Wyntre: “A Wrinkle In Time.”
CPP: Where do you like to hang out in Central Pennsylvania?
Wyntre: I love hanging out in Hershey, whether at the Hershey Gardens, The Hotel Hershey or Chocolate World. I also like to visit the Whitaker Center.
CPP: What did you like best about the Chocolate Lab samples?
Wyntre: It was very interesting seeing how much chocolate can change in taste and consistency based on the location it was grown. They were all very different!
CPP: Describe your family’s holiday traditions.
Wyntre: Something my family does on Christmas is hide a pickle ornament in our Christmas tree and the first one to find it Christmas morning gets $5. It’s based on a German tradition where the first child to find the pickle ornament received an extra present.
CPP: What’s on your holiday wish list?
Wyntre: I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, so an item on my list is a sweatshirt with a Ravenclaw emblem on it, which represents my “Harry Potter house” (characteristics or traits I identify with).
CPP: If you could have one wish for the world today, what would it be?
Wyntre: My wish for the world is that we’d all be understanding of each other and our individuality.
CPP: What are your plans after high school?
Wyntre: After graduating, I plan on attending college to become an animal welfare lawyer.