Each week, Naperville 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 e-mail the information to Local Editor Carrie Frillman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Local Editor Mary Ann Lopez at . Be sure to include all of the information that's featured below.
This week's Whiz Kid is ... Drum roll please ...
○ Whiz Kid's Name: Ujwal Kiran
○ Whiz Kid's Age: 14
○ Whiz Kid's School: Granger Middle School
○ Whiz Kid's Accomplishment: Ujwal will be embarking upon an adventure to Washington D.C. this summer to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
○ Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness (what made him/her successful?): Although Ujwal was not always successful in spelling bees, she said she refused to give up. Her hard work paid off last week when she was . Ujwal said her key to awesomeness is prioritizing to allow her time to practice before spelling competitions. Through all her past bees, she said she's focused on keeping her chin up and moving forward. It seems that focus has served her well. We're proud to recognize Ujwal as this week's Whiz Kid and we wish her the best in Washington D.C., as well as in all of her spelling related (and non-spelling related) endeavors! Let's give her a group, "Hip hip, hooray!"
Thanks to a partnership with , each weekly Whiz Kid will receive a certificate good for one free slice of pizza at the restaurant's or locations.
Weekly Whiz Kids may redeem their free slice of pizza at Nancy's Pizza locations in Bolingbrook, 210 N. Weber Road, and Naperville, 1275 Rickert Drive, only. For more information call the Bolingbrook location at 630-679-0700 or the Naperville restaurant at 630-355-8774.