Each week, we’re selecting one outstanding West Virginia kid to spotlight.
Presented by WVU Medicine Children’s.
Round 5 Incredible Kid: Aiden, 16, Clay County
Aiden is the executive director of the Clay County Community Emergency Response Team. He has been trained in administering naloxone, active shooter response, sports medicine, first aid, bullying prevention, litter control, and developing and managing volunteers. Aiden and his response team partnered with the West Virginia Mask Army to distribute more than 1,000 masks to first-responders, doctors, essential business workers, and also residents. The team also distributed hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies to small businesses. Aiden and his team have also developed a response line for the elderly allowing them to call and request services, such as meal delivery or prescription pickups. Aiden is an inspiration to all.
Round 4 Incredible Kids: Andrew, age 11, and Aaron, age 9
Andrew, age 11, and Aaron, age 9, are working to repopulate Eastern bluebirds in West Virginia. They have also created their own business For the Birds, which involves them making and selling birdhouses. Together they have built and delivered over 25 birdhouses, in addition to creating their own advertisement, order forms, and Eastern bluebird fact sheet. A portion of their profits go towards creating birdhouses for public places like parks, walking trails, and their school. They accept orders from the Morgantown area at For the Birds.
Round 3 Incredible Kids: Jayden, age 11, and Tristen, age 7
Jayden, age 11 and Tristen, age 7 are always helping their older neighbors. Without prompting, they grab the trash, get their mail, or offer help from a distance.
Round 2 Incredible Kid: Reagan, Nicholas County
Raegan developed a way to make “ear savers” on her 3-D printer to help alleviate the discomfort which essential workers are experiencing due to wearing protective equipment. The ear savers are being distributed to those who serve in hospitals and other front-line locations.
Round 1 Incredible Kid: Brady, 8, Mercer County
Brady learned a few years ago that people in the world are hungry and he decided he was going to do something about it. He started sending hundreds of seeds each year to South Africa, and distributing them throughout southern West Virginia. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Brady has distributed 4,000 seeds to West Virginia with hundreds more to go. He hopes to continue his effort of helping people who are hungry for years to come.