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 email@example.com or Local Editor Mary Ann Lopez at . Be sure to include all of the information that's featured below.
This week's nomination is an essay whiz. Congrats to you, Michelle!
○ Whiz Kids' name: Michelle Woods
○ Whiz Kids' age: Freshman
○ Whiz Kids' school:
○ Whiz Kids' accomplishment: Placed first in the junior division of the DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition
○ Whiz Kids' Key to Awesomeness (what made him/her successful?):
Michelle's essay, "Conserving Earth's Endangered Helium," was selected from more than 10,000 entries. As first place winner, she receives a $5,000 U.S. savings bond and trip to Walt Disney World. Michelle will also visit the Kennedy Space Center to witness the last launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which has been postponed to May 10. Her sponsoring science teacher, Ray Piccininni at , will also receive a $500 teaching grant and a trip to Disney World. Keep up the good work, Michelle! We're happy to name you this week's Naperville Patch Whiz Kid.
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.