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Young Achiever: AJ Kundrick

Tony LaRussa
| Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009

• Residence: Penn Hills

• Age: 10

• School: AJ is a fourth-grader at Penn Hebron Elementary School.

• Family: Parents, Scott and Cathy Kundrick; sister, Lexi, 7.

• Noteworthy: AJ was one of 21 winners in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's "History of Flight" aviation art contest. PennDOT received more than 1,000 entries, which were judged in two divisions: first through third grade and fourth and fifth grades. Winning entries were displayed in the east wing of the state Capitol building in Harrisburg from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4.

• Interests/activities: AJ is a member of Cub Scout Pack 139 in Verona, and plays percussion in the school concert band.

• Quote: "I was really surprised when my dad told me that we got a letter telling us I won the contest. I really like to draw, so I'll probably keep entering contests."

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