Each week, Norristown Patch wants suggestions from you, our readers, for kids, youth groups, teens and even sports teams that will wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these Whiz Kids.
This week's Whiz Kid is 6-year-old Mia Laquidara.
Accomplishment: This kind kindergarten student is soaring "Above and Beyond"
Key to Awesomeness: Mia Laquidara might just be one of the sweetest kids around. She’s pretty quiet, but when she smiles, you know you’ve found a good friend. That is just one of reasons Mia received the Above and Beyond Student Award from her teacher, Mrs. Strassburg.
Three times each school year, Marshall Street Elementary school holds an assembly to honor the Above and Beyond students. When Mia was called up to receive her award, she was surprised.
"I was proud of myself," said Mia.
To receive the award, "you have to stay on green each day, which means you made good choices," said Mia. "You have to be nice to your friends and do important work neatly."
Mia is very enthusiastic about learning in school and really enjoys writing speech bubble stories. Her parents are very proud of her and know that she works hard.
“Mia is already reading at a mid-year second-grade level,” says mom, Beckie.
It goes without saying that Mia loves to read, but she also enjoys playing outdoors, cheerleading, and going to art and dance classes.
We want to hear about more great kids!
Know a great kid who made Eagle Scout, or did your local soccer team take the championship? Your nominee may be our next Patch Whiz Kid honoree.
Each week, Norristown Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens, and select one each week as the Patch Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below, or email the information to email@example.com.
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- Nominator's name
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- Whiz Kid's name
- Whiz Kid's age
- Whiz Kid's school
- Whiz Kid's accomplishment
- Whiz Kid's key to awesomeness (What made him/her successful?)
If your nominee is selected, we'll contact you and assign a photographer to take a photo. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.