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April 6, 2009
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Fradette Honored at Chamber Luncheon

         Zachary Fradette, an eighth grade student at North Shore Middle School, was recognized as the Galena Park ISD Student of the Month during the April 3 North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon in the Monument Room of San Jacinto College North.
         Zachary participated in the Duke Talent Search for 7th graders which allows them to take the college level SAT test and placed high enough on the Math portion to be recognized at the State level.  He participates in Texas Math Science Association competitions where he has won numerous first place awards over the past three years for the calculator test. He has also participated in Odyssey of the Mind (a creative competition) for the past five years.  As a 6th grader, his team placed second in the junior high division of the World competition.  After taking a year off, his team has regrouped this year, winning first place at the Region competition and advancing to the State competition.
         Zachary could read at age 4, teaching himself by watching Sesame Street and TV closed captioning. He is very outgoing, full of energy and has many interests including weather, geography, video, multimedia and ---probably his favorite--- math. He loves computer software and is a whiz at Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, attending at least 4 summer Cyber camp sessions in the district.  He also helps with the North Shore Middle School website.
          “Zachary is an awesome student,” said Paul Drexler, principal at North Shore Middle School. “He is self-motivated and produces exceptional work in every area.”

Zachary Fradette

Zachary Fradette, third from left, is joined by (l-r) his parents, Paula and Jeffrey Fradette, Paul Drexler, principal
at North Shore Middle School, and Wayne Oquin, President of the North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce.