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Young Achiever: Fabiana Chamis

About Tony LaRussa
Tony LaRussa 412-856-7400 x8626
Staff Reporter
Norwin Star

Fabiana Chamis, the Young Achiever scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 2013. Chamis, 16, of Franklin Park, is a junior at North Allegheny High School. She was among nearly 100 teenagers from the Jewish youth organization BBYO who traveled from around the world recently to assist in rebuilding communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.

By Tony LaRussa

Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Age: 16

Family: Parents, Flavio and Tatjana Chamis; twin 10-year-old brothers, Ben and Ariel

Residence: Franklin Park

School: Chamis is a junior in North Allegheny High School.

Noteworthy: Chamis was among nearly 100 teenagers from the Jewish youth organization BBYO who recently traveled from around the world to assist in rebuilding communities affected by Superstorm Sandy. The teens logged a total of 1,080 hours of service as part of the organization's “Stand UP and Rebuild” project. The work included sorting and packaging mulch for community beautification, sorting food and clothing for those in need, and clearing debris in communities. The 87-year-old organization was formerly known as the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization. Chamis was with a group working in Staten Island, N.Y.

Hobbies/Interests: Chamis is an honors student and has been playing viola since she was in third grade. She enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee.

Quote: “The first night we were in Staten Island, we had a speaker come in who was directly affected by the storm. Hearing her talk about the experience really helped us understand what people had to go through. We worked on a project to clear out an overgrown lot, spread mulch and plant flowers in flood-proof boxes that can float. It was very satisfying to see the results of our work and know that people appreciated what we did.”

 

 

 
 


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