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MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (DECEMBER 24, 2021) – In each of the schools across Middletown, there are students doing excellent, noteworthy things. As part of a new feature from the Town, a different student will be spotlighted each week for their efforts to make Middletown a more special place to live, work and play.

Name: Molly

Age: 10

School: Gaudet Learning Academy

Grade: Fourth

Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Mary and Ben

Accomplishment(s): Molly has multiple accomplishments worth noting at Gaudet Learning Academy this year. In addition to being an “Anchored4Life” Team Leader at the Aquidneck Avenue school, Molly does exceptionally well academically, particularly in math and social studies.

Favorite Color: Blue and black

Favorite Band: Blackbear and Dua Lipa

Best TV Show: “Julie and the Phantoms”

Person/People I Look Up To: “I look up to my Auntie Katie because she’s really fun and she loves being with kids,” Molly said. “She has the heart of a kid and that’s why we get along so well. I like having sleepovers at my house and it’s special when Auntie Katie spends time with me.”

Go To Meal: Lobster

What I’d Like To Do When I’m Older: “I want to be a football quarterback. I love the Patriots!”

Fun Fact: Championship quarterback Tom Brady shares the same birthday as Molly.

Favorite Middletown Hangout: “I like to hang out at Albro Woods with my friends and walk the trails,” Molly said. “There are some cool teepees that me and my friends add sticks to.”

Comment From Teacher/Staff Member: “Molly is an amazing student in every way,” her fourth grade teacher Holly Cousens said. “She consistently produces high quality work and strives to find ways to go above and beyond. Molly is a true leader in class, and this has earned her a great deal of respect by her peers and teachers.”

Who I’d Like To Thank: “I would like to thank my parents because they have supported me throughout my entire life and have been there when I needed them, whether it be studying or anything else. I would also like to thank my friend Hailey, who has been a great friend since before preschool. Hailey has supported me through tough times.”

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