March 19th is Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® and we are honored to celebrate our two national Incredible Kids for 2020. Taijah and Aidan are being recognized for their perseverance, dedication to their communities, and desire to make the world a better place. We will be celebrating with them at our Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® Celebration in Des Moines, Iowa on March 24th where they will be presented with an award by our National President and CEO.
Taijah Boldien is a senior from Mt. Rainier High School in Federal Way, Washington. Taijah is incredible because of her perseverance and growth mindset. She is excited to be graduating in May after spending the past few years struggling academically. She set a goal for herself to graduate with a good GPA and she is well on her way. Taijah also volunteers for Jobs Daughters and World Vision KidREACH tutoring. She is a proud Camp Fire participant.
Aidan Peterson is an 8th grader at The Shipley School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Aidan is recognized as the youngest bugler in the country, volunteering to serve veterans by performing Taps at military funerals and events. Aidan also plays cello for patients at the VA hospital as part of their musical therapy program that he initiated two years ago. Aidan attends classes at Juilliard in NYC on the weekends where he is the youngest trumpet major to ever be accepted. After recently losing a veteran friend to suicide as a result of PTSD, Aidan plans to start focusing efforts on raising awareness about mental health issues in veterans.
Promise to tell at least one kid in our life how incredible they are.
Your words will go a long way.