Friday, June 10, 2011
Each week "Whiz Kids" highlights the accomplishments of classes, teams or individual young people in Jamaica Plain.
Name: Joshua Mullins Grade: 7 School: Catholic Memorial Accomplishment: Joshua, a Jamaica Plain resident, was named the winner of the 2011 Brother C.P. Ryan Award, given to one seventh grade student who best exemplifies Catholic Memorial's mission of service to community. He received the award at the school’s Middle School Program Showcase Night on June 1. Key to Awesomeness: Head teacher Don Cormier praised all the award recipients at the evening’s ceremony, making special note of the interdisciplinary capstone projects that the award winners completed during the course of the year. "All of these projects have given our students a unique opportunity to research and fully appreciate the greatness of Boston and its importance in the …
Friday, May 6, 2011
Each Friday JP Patch features a Whiz Kid (or Kids!) Nominations of individuals, classes or sports teams welcomed.
Name: Samil Battenfeld Age: 9 School:Boston Teachers Union School Accomplishment: Samil plays "The Slave of the Lamp" in the Wheelock Family Theatre's Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, which runs through May 15. He also plays the recorder and violin. He likes to ride his bike and take walks. He loves animals. His favorite animals are the red panda, aardvark and the Tasmanian devil. He was a baby spider in Charlotte’s Web. Key to Awesomeness: An active imagination and a wonderful family! For instance, his siblings Priya Perkins and Varsha Perkins are also in the cast of Aladdin.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Every week, "Whiz Kids" profiles young people, classes or teams from Jamaica Plain.
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Monday, March 7, 2011
Name: Asmani Rose Huda Age: 9 School: Mission Hill K-8 Accomplishment: Asmani was born Nov. 20, 2001, with one regular hand and arm, and her right arm comes to just below her elbow. Nonetheless, she is totally unstoppable. Aside from being sunny, and funny, gorgeous and graceful (no bias on part of this writer - her mom), she has always done lots of things that folks might think a kid with a "little hand" wouldn't be able to do. For instance: crawling, extreme wrestling with her little brother, bike riding, jewelry-making, etc. This year she has started violin lessons. She also was chosen to participate in Boston Ballet's Citydance program, which she is thrilled about. Asmani is also very compassionate toward other children and grown-…