Canbys Amazing Kid says recgonition is just cool
"My mind's on calculus right now," the Canby High junior explained. "We have an AP test tomorrow."
Still, James took a break from school to head over to OMSI in Portland on May 8, where he and 29 other youth were honored by the Pamplin Media Group after being nominated by their communities as "Amazing Kids." The Monday event, made possible by 40 community and regional sponsors, featured an address by former Trailblazer Brian Grant and a brief summary of each kid's accomplishments.
"It's just cool," said James, who volunteers his time teaching chess to kids. "It's inspiring to see people younger than me doing even bigger things."