Justin M. an Allegheny County Shining Star

JustinMc-AlleghenyThanks in part to his time at STAR 4 4 Kids Child Care, Justin is now an Honor Roll student and National Young Scholar

Justin has grown to be an amazing individual; he is a freshman at Woodland Hills School District. He is an Honor Roll Student and participates in a variety of community service activities:

  • Volunteers when available at local library on days off from school, i.e. shelving books, making phone calls, reading to toddlers
  • Volunteers on Thanksgiving Day serving dinner to people in halfway houses and the homeless
  • Volunteers when available at local theater
  • Past Volunteer for Angel Tree Program
  • National Anthem Singer for City-Parks local 5K community races
  • Junior Usher in the Pittsburgh Cultural District

Not only is he active in his community he is very active in school sponsored activities:

  • Woodland Hills High School Musical – 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Woodland Hills Junior High Musical – 2010, 2011
  • High School Orchestra
  • High School Intermediate Choir
  • Junior High OrchestraJunior High Chorus
  • Junior High District Chorus Festival - 2010
  • Junior High District Orchestra – 2011, 2012

Extracurricular Activities outside of school –

  • Attended the Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States (selected to attend based on scholarly achievements as an alumnus of the National Young Scholars Program)
  • Carson Scholarship Winner
  • Church Youth ChoirChurch Men’s ChoirChurch Greeter’s Ministry
  • Afro-American Music Institute Boys’ ChoirEast End Kids – Pittsburgh’s Premier Teen Song and Dance Ensemble
  • Accomplished - Vocalist, Violist, and Pianist

Justin is an excellent example of a child with wonderful supportive parents who was given the opportunity to begin his educational experience in a quality preschool program. Through their guidance and determination – Justin has developed into a well educated, articulate young man with an exciting future. He is looking forward to attending college and majoring in music and theater.

Barbara Willard, former administrator, Allegheny County


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