Icebreaker Challenge: Mentoring Edition

Icebreaker Challenge: Mentoring Edition

Chris Gastright (mentor) and Christian Gates (3rd grader) are Lunch Buddies at John G. Carlisle Elementary School.

Chris looks forward to his weekly sessions with Christian where he tries to be a consistent, positive influence in his life. He says that “the opportunity to mentor is one of the best things” he gets to do. They have been matched for four months and happily accepted the #IceBreakerChallenge. 

Q: You have your own late night talk show. Who do you invite as your first guest?

Christian: My family (all 3 sisters)

Chris: Simon Lizotte (German professional disc golfer)

Q: If you were famous, what would you be famous for?

Christian: Being a gamer

Chris: Being nice

Q: If your pet could talk, what do you think it would say?

Christian: “Do you think I like dog food?”

Chris: “Hey, you got any food?”

Q: If you could only eat one dessert for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Christian: Watermelon with pineapple juice

Chris: Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Q: If you could switch lives with anyone for a day, who would it be?

Christian: My baby sister (so she could see how annoying she is to me)

Chris: Robert Downey, Jr.

Q: If you were invisible for a day, what would you do?

Christian: Sneak up on my baby sister

Chris: Turn off lights at people’s houses

Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?

Christian: My lunch buddy, Chris (would love to swap roles)

Chris: My lunch buddy, Christian

Q: If you were a ghost where would you haunt? Why?

Christian: My grandma’s house…it would be so funny

Chris: My sister…same reason, it would be funny

Q: What is your favorite video game?

Christian: Super Mario Smash Brothers

Chris: Among Us

Q: If you were lost in the woods, how long do you think you'd survive? Why? What special skills would you put to use?

Christian: I wouldn’t get lost to start with.

Chris: My beard would keep me safe

Q: What's the weirdest nickname someone has for you and what's the story behind it?

Christian: Ayden…not sure why

Chris: Gas-X, because of my last name (Gastright)

Q: What's the silliest thing you've ever done in public?

Christian: Nothing!

Chris: Sang and danced LOUDLY

Q: How quickly do you go through an entire box of cereal?

Christian: If it’s Frosted Flakes…five seconds!

Chris: Lucky Charms, two days. I always eat the marshmallows last in the cereal bowl.

Q: If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Christian: The Sun! (*changed answer to Switzerland after Chris explained they were famous for chocolate)

Chris: Switzerland

Q: If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?   

Christian: I would go back to when I was a baby

Chris: The time when Einstein would be alive so I could to talk to him

Q: What would you do if you won the lottery?    

Christian: Buy an Xbox, Frankenstein’s mansion and a custom VR (virtual reality) game

Chris: Help the homeless and other people who need help

Q: If you had to use a fake name, what fake name would you make up?

Christian: Christifer

Chris: Jeff

Q: Who is your favorite superhero?

Christian: Wolverine and Black Widow

Chris: Iron Man

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