Tasche de la Rocha (seen here in modeling Trash Fashion at a Chautauqua Benefit) is in the sixth grade at the Metropolitan Learning Center, the nation’s oldest continually operating alternative school. She likes reading, roller-blading, playing with her friends and is particularly fond of tether-ball. She has a pet bird named Sugarfoot. To see a moment of her playing cello in her 5th grade spring concert, click here.