Friday, May 17, 2019—Students from ten counties in Central New York competed in Destiny USA's Wonderworks WonderKid program. Nominated by their teachers, this program highlights the student achievement in categories such as: Academic Excellence, Service to Community and Future Scientist. 7th grade Atom, Maria, was named the 2019 WonderKid recipient in the category of Academic Excellence. In this category, the student not only displays excellence in academia, but exceeds expectations of their teachers and peers and realizes the importance of educational rigor in their future. Recipients also had the opportunity to meet their keynote speaker and award presenter, former NASA Astronaut, Dr. Don Thomas.