Whiz Kid's Name: Harry Meltzer
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Whiz Kid's Accomplishment: Numerous, but one of Framingham High's March 2011 Students of the Month
Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness: Kind. Scholarly. Considerate. Diligent. Mature. Talented. generous. Motivated Well-mannered. Determined. Exceptionally bright.
Any student would be pleased to be commended for any one of these qualities: yet all of them were mentioned by Meltzer's teachers when asked to describe him. A senior at Framingham High, he is known by his peers as one who leads by example, and he has taken full advantage of the diverse opportunities that Framingham High has to offer.
His academic career at Framingham High is notable for its array of challenging coursework, including six advanced placement courses, many honors' level courses and National Honor Society membership.
His strong work ethic and class preparation allow him to thoroughly absorb the curricular material and look at topics and questions from his own critical point of view.
His advanced placement (AP) psychology teachers Ms. MacKinnon and Mr. Brandwein notices that he "always infuses thought provoking and engaging insight into classroom discussions," and his AP literature teacher Ms. Courchesne finds him analytical and creative writing to be sophisticated, inventive and witty.
"Harry has found a way to balance a strong academic record with a very successful pursuit of all things artistic,"said Framingham High Fine Arts teacher . "Harry's interest in the arts spans music, both vocal and instrumental, theatre and photography. He has been a major player in the theater arts and music programs at FHS and is very generous with his talent. As a leader of the schools a cappella group he entertained at many school wide events."
In his senior year, when many students focus so much on the college application process that they lose the opportunity to develop new interest, Meltzer has taken up the study of photography. According to photography teacher Rebecca Cauchon, he "has been especially successful in the area of portraiture. He enjoys learning new techniques and experimenting to gain more practical experience."