Wednesday, October 5, 2011
BHS senior keeps the grades up for the love of sports.
Patch Whiz Kid Name: Kayleen O’Connor, 17 School: Barnstable High School Accomplishment: Starting varsity hockey and softball since freshman year, and top 50% of my class. Key to Awesomeness: I have been playing these sports since way before I could remember. I have played every inning of every game in softball and made All-stars my sophomore and junior years. In hockey I played first line my freshman year. In school I just manage my time. I get all my homework and projects done before practices or games. I just remember that if I start doing badly in school, I won’t be able to play my sports. My GPA is a 3.4 right now. In sports, I just make sure that I’m giving my all, and never stop trying to get better.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
BHS Senior has a lot of success and knows the secret to good decision-making.
Patch Whiz Kid Name: Abigail Woods, 17 School: Barnstable High School Accomplishment: Does it all with school, sports and community service Key to Awesomeness: I’m a member of the National Honor Society, and Captain of the varsity soccer team this year. I am in the top ten all time point scorers for Barnstable girls’ ice hockey. I participate in many hours of community service as a volunteer for Barnstable Youth Soccer for UK Sports Development and for Cape Cod Challenger Club (coaching mentally disabled children and adults to play soccer). I am in the top 50% of my class, and my GPA is a 3.46 I just make sure that I do all of my school work and athletics to the best of my ability—that means 110% Also, being positive, kind, outgoing and a…
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
BHS Junior has an incredible work ethic on and off the field.
Patch Whiz Kid Name: Nick Peabody, 16 School: Junior, Barnstable High School Accomplishments: Taking 5 AP classes, playing 3 sports, participating in 2 Honor Societies Key to Awesomeness: “Nick is pretty impressive,” BHS teacher Matt Sullivan said. “He is currently taking 5 Advanced Placement classes: Physics, US History, English, Psychology, and Calculus. His only non AP class is Spanish 3 Honors.” “In addition to taking some of the hardest courses offered here at BHS, Nick is also involved in the French National Honors Society, Spanish National Honors Society and school counsel.” “Last fall as a sophomore, Nick suffered a knee injury towards the end of the football season that ended up keeping him out of the basketball and lacrosse …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
For her peers, Charlotte was able to beat stage fright.
Patch Whiz Kid Name: Charlotte Elizabeth Sturgis, 5 ½ School: Centerville Elementary Accomplishment: Performed in Beauty and the Beast with her dance class. Key to Awesomeness: Enthusiasm, willingness to learn, and respect for others and the environment. Charlotte had her first performance on stage ever and it was held at the Tilden Arts Center at 4C's. So being that it was her first time in front of such a large group she was hesitant. Because of the respect she has for her peers and dance teacher she knew she had to get out on that stage or the performance wouldn't be complete. Charlotte is very enthusiastic when it comes to learning and deep down she knew this whole new experience would be another lesson learned!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
4-year-old Ashley loves all things crafts
Patch Whiz Kid Name: Ashley Molinari School: Next year! Accomplishment: Excels at crafts Key to Awesomeness: “Ashley is pretty dangerous with a glue stick,” Ashley’s Dad said. “She just loves crafts and painting and drawing. We went to A.C. Moore the other day and I bought her a little wooden boat. When we took it home, all I had to do was help pick out some colors and she took care of the rest! Her next project is going to be painting a ceramic garden gnome.” Besides crafts, Ashley’s favorite things include swinging and sliding at the playground, and watching Snow White while hanging upside down over the side of the bed.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
18-year-old Joe working towards becoming a State Trooper.
Patch Whiz Kid Name: Joe Chester, 18 School: Cape Cod Community College Accomplishment: Working towards goal of helping people Key to Awesomeness: “My brother has always been a hard worker,” said Joe’s sister, Amanda. “He got his technical certificate in electrical work from Cape Cod Regional Tech, and is going to 4 C’s to pursue his degree in criminal justice. He’s hoping to be a State Trooper. He wants to protect those that need help and wants to make sure everyone is safe.” “And besides all of his school work, he is also working at DJ’s and tries to go to the beach as often as possible!” “Joe will go far no matter what he does—he grew up playing baseball and football, so he has the concept of ‘team player’ instilled in him.”
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
A teacher's daughter is off to the University of New Hampshire.
Name: Heather Knight, 18 School: University of New Hampshire Accomplishment: Awarded Academic Scholarship Key to Awesomeness: Since I was young I knew I wanted to go to college, I guess that’s what happens when your mother is a teacher! I knew I wanted to stay relatively close to home and I love the mountains in New Hampshire, so I decided that UNH had much to offer to both my educational and personal life. Here I am, so close to starting one of the most exciting parts of my life, and I cannot wait! During my time at Barnstable High School, I worked hard for my good grades and I started preparing myself for higher education. I always had amazing support from both my parents and teachers, and that gave me the extra push to do well in …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This 13-year-old competes in 5Ks.
Patch Whiz Kid Name: Gabe Rurycz, 13 School: Barnstable High School Accomplishment: Great runner Key to Awesomeness: According to Gabe’s big sis, “Gabe flies on the ice normally while playing hockey, however, he really goes above and beyond when he runs. Gabe is a natural born runner and loves to run a couple miles a day to get ready for the up and coming cross country season. He’s been competing in 5Ks for the past couple of years and his best time is around 23 minutes. Not too shabby for a then 12 year old.”
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Marstons Mills native hopes for travel and her own bistro.
Patch Whiz Kid Name: Molly Pearson, 18 School: Planning on attending 4 C’s soon! Accomplishment: Awarded the John and Abigail Adams scholarship Key to Awesomeness: At first I didn't think I wanted to go to college, but because of high MCAS scores I was awarded with the John and Abigail Adams scholarship. This gave me so much motivation to attend Cape Cod Community College in the fall to further my career in business management. Because of financial circumstances I have decided to work this year and hopefully attend the college next year. Throughout my four years at Cape Cod Tech, I was in the culinary arts program and have received my technical certificate. I have received multiple awards from my 'shop' and was awarded with scholarship …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Even at 4 years old, Heath is a compassionate twin.
Patch Whiz Kid Name: Heath Crist, 4 School: Next year! Accomplishment: Big heart for twin brother. Key to Awesomeness: "Whenever his twin brother, Blake, falls down or gets hurt, Heath rushes right over to help and comfort him," Heath's mom said. "I love watching that, because it's so sweet and so natural to him." "He's the more sensitive of the two," she added. "That makes him a little more shy, as well. He'd be content to cuddle and watch a movie, whileBlake is constantly on the move."