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Whiz Kid: Affton Sophomore Works with Autistic

MacKenzie Bernard is our latest Whiz Kid.

Name: MacKenzie Bernard

Grade: 10th

School: Affton High School

Activities and Accomplishments:

MacKenzie currently has a 3.7 GPA and participates in student council and mathletes. She is the only bass clarinetist in the school band. MacKenzie’s most impressive accomplishments, however, are outside of school, where she spends her time watching an autistic child three days a week and works to spread autism awareness to her peers. She is also an active leader of Geyer Road Baptist Church as a member of the youth leadership team, youth council, prayer intercessors, ushers and children's church helpers. She also leads youth worship through guitar and singing every Sunday night. In the future MacKenzie plans on attending college and studying early education and possibly special education in the hopes of becoming an elementary school teacher.

Key to Awesomeness: "It'll be alright in the end. If it's not alright its not the end," MacKenzie said.

MacKenzie was nominated by her friend Jessica Castellanos.

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