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Kids Making a Difference


Published: June 1, 2014 12:00 AM
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Hudson Middle School eighth graders Liz Fry and Michael Liang were nominated and chosen for recognition by the "Kids Making a Difference" program, which is sponsored by The Royster Group and hosted by the Hudson Parent Teacher Organization. Honorable Mention was awarded to eighth graders Lenora Batcher, Sean Curran, Kaitlyn Glen, and Ryan Madis. Students were chosen for their significant accomplishments or achievements in and/or out of school and for helping others and contributing to their school and community in a positive manner.

Elizabeth (Liz) Fry is in the Respect community at the Hudson Middle School. She was nominated for being a dedicated student, a team player and active volunteer in her community. This year Liz took on the role of assistant director for the HMS play and worked hard to make the show a success. She also babysits, plays softball, is a member of the band, and is a counselor at a summer farm and science camp. In the future, she plans to attend college and major in science. She'd also like to make a significant donation to Heifer International to help families support themselves. According to Liz, "You do not have to make a big production out of making a difference. It only takes a second to be kind, help out, and inspire others to do the same."

Michael Liang is a member of the Hudson Middle School Service community. He was nominated for his passion in identifying problems at HMS and doing whatever necessary to find affordable, logical and effective solutions. For example, he helped implement a Small Electronics Recycling Program that provides extra funds for HMS and helps save the earth. And in the future he hopes to initiate more programs that encourage the core principles of STEM. Michael is a violinist in the HMS orchestra and a member of a computer programming club called Coder Dojo. He anticipates a major of computer science or business in college. Michael thinks kids can make a difference by "being active in their communities and schools by doing small things and taking a leadership role. I encourage kids to follow their dreams, their minds and their hearts."

The Hudson PTO congratulates these outstanding kids who are making a real difference in their school and community. The PTO thanks The Royster Group for their sponsorship of this program and for their generous donation each month. The proceeds of their donation will assist the children of the Hudson City Schools.

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