Monday, September 21, 2009

Student Spotlight: Reggie Murphy

7th grader Reggie Murphy is new to Cabrini Connections this year, but he has already established himself as a star by attending our new Video and Filmmakers Club over the summer. There he learns how to take a story from script-to-screen as the club works on their first movie - a mystery - which they hope to have completed by Halloween.

Reggie lives in Lincoln Park and gets up at 6:30am every weekday to attend Oscar Mayer Magnet School. His favorite subject is math and he has won several awards for being a good student and for helping out around the school. He even got to meet the mayor as a reward for his exemplary performance. Well done!

Reggie would like to be an artist when he grows up because he loves to draw. His biggest dreams are to own an art store, be a dance teacher, and play baseball. On his way to fulfilling those dreams, Reggie plans to go to college in Chicago, Orlando, Los Angeles, or Atlanta. "A nice town with a lot of people," he says. Reggie has been to Mississippi, St. Louis, Orlando, and Wisconsin Dells, but if he could go anywhere in the world, he would go to the Mall of America (so honest).

The happiest day of Reggie's life is every year on his birthday, December 14th. Though some people don't like having birthdays close to Christmas, Reggie takes advantage of it by using his birthday money on Christmas sales. How smart!

After a long summer of "chillaxing," Reggie is happy to be back in school. He is also happy to be at Cabrini Connections where he is paired with former Volunteer Coordinator Robert Herrick. He and Reggie got reacquainted last week after having met two times before. In fact, most of our new matches were able to meet before the first night of tutoring; just another sign that we are off to a great start!

Congratulations on all of your accomplishments, Reggie. We expect great things from you over the next six years and beyond!

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