This week's Whiz Kid is an athlete-scholar-artist. Between her numerous athletic activities and keeping up with her academic work, Kelly finds time to incorporate both the arts and philanthropy into her life in major ways. She attended Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic School through fifth grade before coming to at 6th grade in San Marino. Both sets of her grandparents--Mom's parents, John & Sue, and Dad's parents, Paul (Mr. San Marino) and Marie--plus many other family members are from San Marino and all heavily involved in all aspect of civic activites. With such long history of family tradition in town, Kelly not only lives up to the expectation but goes beyond.
Whiz Kid's Name: Kelly Claire Crowley
Whiz Kid's Age: 14 years old, 8th Grade
Whiz Kid's School:
Whiz Kid's Accomplishments:
Kelly played the lead role in HMS's production of ". She plays club soccer for Crown City United and is currently the team's Co-Captain. She also plays on HMS's basketball and softball teams and is a member of the National Charity League.
Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness:
The key to Kelly's awesomeness is how she pushes herself to get involved in her community. and its incredibly competitive environment. To see a young lady involving herself in everything the school and the community has to offer is a welcome sight.
Between playing basketball and softball in school's athletic program, to performing the lead role in "Seussical: The Musical," Kelly still finds time to give back to the community that has supported her and help the unfortunate through her memership in the . As a member in a long line of San Marino residents that have devoted time and energy to the community, Kelly is very aware that she has big shoes to fill, but she has certainly risen to the challenge.
But dedication, athletics, music, and philanthropy aside, Kelly's true awesomeness is her work ethic and compassion in such young age. Regardless of what the activity is, Kelly always wears a big smile on her face and devotes 100 percent of herself to it, a mentality exemplfied in her performance.
What is your favorite food?
Captain Crunch cereal
What is the last book you read for pleasure?
If you had the power to change one thing in the world to make it a better place, what would that be?
Kelly said that she would work on improving how we value elderly citizens. She has always enjoyed visiting the elderly at her grandfather's retirement home, and would like people to become more active in caring for the people who raised and nurture us.
What professional field will you be considering going into in the future?
Kelly wants to be either a clinical therapist or an attorney.
Kelly's parents are Carolyn and Jon "Spike" Crowley. Carolyn is an attorney who graduated from UCLA for her Undergraduate Degree and from the University of Santa Clara Law School. Jon is an environmental scientist who graduated from Occidental College and attended Loyola Marymount for his graduate degree. Both Carolyn and Jon graduated from San Marino High School. Kelly also has a twin brother, Patrick, who's also enrolled in Huntington Middle School and Chip, her older brother is a freshman at San Marino Hig School.