On March 1, Camp Fire celebrated three Absolutely Incredible Kids who represent the millions of amazing youth in our country, who live their lives to make the world a better place. The three honorees were nominated by peers and adults in their lives and chosen because their stories personify the resilience, determination, courage, compassion, empathy, and joy of our nation’s incredible kids.
This year, Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® is proudly presented by Premiere Sponsor SHAZAM!, in theaters April 5.
Hala Khalil is a fifth grader at Chestnut Elementary School in Painesville, Ohio. She arrived in Painesville as a new English Learner from Jordan at the beginning of her third-grade year. Hala’s smile has brightened her English Language Development classroom every day since. She has learned to read and write English proficiently and gone on to assist peers in their learning. She is a member of PRIDE Patrol, a group of students selected to model school expectations before and after school, and Just Run. Hala has persevered through learning a new language, writing system, and culture.
Jessica has overcome a number of hardships in her life, beginning with losing both of her parents by the time she was three years old. Camp Fire has been a constant support throughout her life, giving her the opportunity to grow as a leader. Jessica works hard at school, receiving good grades, mostly A’s & B’s. In addition, she has played the drums since age four. Jessica was in band all three years, as well as jazz band. She has been dancing ballet, and jazz since the age of four. She’s recovering from a severe scoliosis surgery at this time, but that didn’t stop her from emailing Camp Fire recently to say “I need to start thinking about my Wohelo project.” She intends to earn her Wohelo award.
Davy Bradley is a 5th grader from Pensacola, Florida. He is an avid baseball player, where he holds the positions of centerfield and shortstop. Davy is also a student representative on the Escambia County Council of PTAs as well as a member of the K-Kids service club at his school. He is a member of the Epilepsy Foundation Kids Crew. Davy dedicates himself to volunteering in the community. In his spare time, he devotes his talents and attention into his business, “I Am,” a youth-aimed motivational apparel company. His favorite things to do: laugh and love.