Name: Lidiamo Durocher - Age 16
School: - 11th Grade
Whiz Kid's Accomplishment: Durocher was moved up to the Varsity football squad as a freshman and played throughout his sophomore year. Durocher is currently hitting the weights and training to stay strong for the upcoming football season. The lineman has played both defensive tackle and offensive guard, and was even asked to be the legs of a ghost (with another student on his shoulder) in a recent drama production.
Key to Awesomeness: His accomplishment's branch out off the field as well. He has been playing the upright bass since the age of nine taught himself how to play the piano and the electric bass. The multi-talented musician doesn't need instruments to make music, as he is also an avid beatboxer and singer.
He has been part of the orchestra in Miller Place school district since the fourth grade and in the 10th grade he was in Vocal Jazz I, where he had five solos during concerts and also accompanied the vocalists with beatboxing. He has participated in NYSSMA, LIFSA and SCMEA music festivals.
This past school year, Durocher received the "JUST" award, an award given to a person who judges a situation, understands the conflict, solves the problem by taking action. He was recognized by the Board of Education in receiving this award. He has also done volunteer work for St. Jude's Children's Hospital and has tutored students in integrated algebra.