NAME: AJ Finta
AGE: 8 years old
ACCOMPLISHMENT: AJ’s Team Connecticut ’03 Hockey team won the New England County Cup recently in Foxboro, MA. They defeated Team Rhode Island 7-3 in the championship game. AJ is a goalie and his proud moment was when he was named Most Valuable Goalie of the tournament. There were 20 goalies in the tournament, so it was quite an accomplishment.
ACTIVITIES: AJ plays baseball, is a cub scout, plays street hockey with friends and loves to spend time with his cousins and grandparents.
KEY TO AWESOMENESS: It is exciting that AJ excels in sports, but his key to awesomeness is his heart. He plays sports with his whole heart and lives life the same way. This past Christmas he got the whole second grade involved in a project for Branford Hills Health Care Center. He presented the idea to his teacher, Mrs. Beckquist. The four second grade classes decorated small Christmas trees and donated them to Branford Hills. AJ put many smiles on elderly faces when we delivered those trees. At a very young age, he just gets what is important in life. His parents hope he continues to live his life this way.
FUTURE GOAL: AJ would like to attend either Quinnipiac University or Boston College to play hockey. He would love to play in the NHL but knows he needs a backup, which is right now, ia Sports Communication.