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Evamere Elementary School first graders Jonah Vinocur and Will Thomas 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. 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.
Jonah Vinocur is in Miss Politano's class at Evamere where his outstanding leadership skills and positive and hardworking attitude helps him stand out both in and out of the classroom. Jonah lends a helping hand around his classroom, is the first to volunteer for school programs and has no hesitation in assisting his peers with an academic assignment or cleaning. Jonah is a devoted soccer player and currently plays on the Black Panthers team through Hudson United. He enjoys taking art lessons, running fast, swimming and trying new sports and activities. When not involved in activities, Jonah can be found building Legos. When he grows up Jonah would like to be a professional soccer player or dog walker. He is also positive he would like to be a dad someday. He believes that, "in addition to doing things that raise money for charities, I think that kids can make a difference by being kind to everyone, offering to help our teachers with whatever they need, being willing to help each other and doing our best all the time."
Will Thomas is a first-grader at Evamere in Mrs. Jensen's class. He was nominated for, "coming to school with a smile on his face and a willingness to learn despite his daily physical challenges constantly making people of all ages appreciate life." According to Mrs. Jensen Will can be described as a, "ray of sunshine." Will has the ability to evoke a roar of cheers and encouragement from his classmates, motivating those around him and encouraging them to appreciate the small things in life. Will enjoys driving his chair around outside his house with his sister and brothers, as well as attending MOVE at Christ Community Chapel. When Will grows up he would like to invent technology to make our environment better or become an engineer to build robots that can help people. Will believes that kids can make a difference by, "following their passion--like mine, to help our environment and other people."
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.