Each week, Lemont 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(s). Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to Guest Editor Linda Ozbolt at email@example.com Be sure to include all of the information included below.
And without further ado, this week's Whiz Kids are ...
Whiz Kids Names: Lemont Girl Scout Troop 259: Emmy Horn, Megan Hendry, Molly Stood, McKenna Phelan, Gracie Meloni, Ellie Cuiching, Daleigh Johnson, Shannon McCleary, Kristen McClatchy, Jayne Pelen, Sophia Cutinello and Mikaela Geraghty.
Whiz Kid's Ages/Grades: Third grade
Whiz Kid's Accomplishment: Members of Lemont Girl Scout Troop 259 collected 1,482 pairs of men’s socks, women’s socks, kid’s socks, baby socks, sport socks, dress socks, even silly socks from members of the community, to donate to Lemont families in need.
Key to Awesomeness: The girls stood outside in the cold for hours in front of the local Walgreens, asked for donations from their families and friends – and even asked for donations instead of candy when they were trick-or-treating on Halloween – all to provide socks to needy families in Lemont.
About this column: Each week, Lemont Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments.
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