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Kids Making a Difference

Published: June 11, 2014 12:00 AM
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Sponsored by Clear Vision Centers

Wait Primary School kindergarteners, Brady Studzinski and Annabelle Houser have been chosen for recognition by the "Kids Making a Difference" program, sponsored by Clear Vision Centers' Dr. Pete Schmid and facilitated by the Streetsboro Community PTA.

Brady is a fantastic student and was nominated by several of his teachers. His music teacher, Mark Izzo, said Brady is a good listener, pays attention and always asks for permission before talking. Another teacher, Lauren Schwerdtfeger, said Brady is very good at following directions and helping others. By doing so, he sets a positive example for his fellow students and is a leader in the classroom. She added that he gets along well with his classmates and is always cooperative.

Josh and Colleen, Brady's parents, agree that he is an energetic, fun-loving and caring young man. They say that he loves being around family and friends, and he brings such joy with his contagious, big smile. They are both proud of him for being nominated.

Brady has a little sister, Maddy, who is 2 years old. He said he doesn't have any pets but would like a guinea pig. Brady is a very active boy. His favorite school subject is physical education, and he said he enjoys exercising. He plays baseball and has recently begun taking golf lessons. He said he wants to play catcher for the Cleveland Indians one day.

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Annabelle Houser was nominated by Barb Potkay, library aide, and Allison Ross, kindergarten teacher.

"Anna always goes out of her way to help people. I have seen her go over and play with the students that nobody else wants to play with," said Ross. "At the beginning of the year, when my dad was sick and in the hospital, she made him a couple of get-well cards. She is always polite and courteous. She is well-behaved and always wants to help out. She also gave up a couple of her recesses to help me with the Jump Rope for Heart campaign."

Potkay also noticed Annabelle's desire to help others.

"Anna is a well-loved member of our class. She is the first one to notice if someone is hurt, upset, or frustrated, and helps out right away. She is organized and responsible and looks for the good in everyone. She always has kind words for a friend, whether it is a 'thank you' or 'congratulations.' Annabelle makes everyone's day a little brighter," said Potkay.

Annabelle has lived in Streetsboro for four years. She has two dogs, Maggie and Reese; two fish, Milo and B; and a cat named Billy. Annabelle enjoys playing outdoors and has recently joined a baseball team. Annabelle loves to paint and color. She illustrates books with her friends and would like to be a painter when she grows up.

Congratulations Annabelle and Brady. Thank you for your positive role in our community and school district.

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