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Birthday Boy Sam Mountain Walks for Others

Sam's generosity and hard work on behalf of others has made him this week's Whiz Kid.

Each week, North Andover Patch profiles individual kids, youth groups, teens and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments.

Whiz Kid’s Name: Sam Mountain

Whiz Kid’s Age: 10 (It's his birthday today!)

Whiz Kid’s School: The Hurd School, part of the SEEM Collaborative, in Melrose.

Whiz Kid’s Accomplishments: Sam participated in the MS Walk in Marblehead to raise money for a cure for MS, because his aunt has the disease. He canvased his neighborhood and collected $200 in donations. Sam also helps his wheelchair-bound grandfather a lot. He and his dad pick him "PaPa" up every Saturday morning and bring him to breakfast at

Whiz Kid’s Key to Awesomeness: According to his mom, Mary Kenny, Sam likes to be part of everything. He's a Cub Scout for St. Michael's Pack 82, is part of the North Andover Booster Club Wrestling Team and attends an out-of-district therapeutic school for children with ADHD and Autism. And today is Sam's Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Sam! And keep up the great work!

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We want to hear about these amazing children and teens. Submit your Whiz Kid nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to bryan.mcgonigle@patch.com. Be sure to include all of the following information:

  • Nominator's Name
  • Nominator's E-Mail
  • Whiz Kid's Name
  • Whiz Kid's Age
  • Whiz Kid's School
  • Whiz Kid's Accomplishment
  • Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness (what made him/her successful?)

We'll contact you if your nominee is selected. For questions, e-mail bryan.mcgonigle@patch.com.

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