Simin Lavender Moss McGuire Besonen (email@example.com) was a 4th grader at a private Waldorf school when he began weekly climate strikes on March 15th. When his teacher was informed of his intention, she told him she did not want him to be in her class if he was striking. Simin loved his class and his teacher and did not wish to leave, but he knows that global heating is much more important than seeings his friends and teacher often. He understands that this is about the future of him, his friends, and all life on earth. Simin’s favorite activities include fishing, soccer, beatboxing, and LARPing (live action role playing) with his siblings and friends.