Isabella Salant: Singer, Skater, Scout and Student

This week's Whiz Kid uses her talents to give back to kids and the New Canaan community.

Whiz Kid: Isabella Jade Salant

Age: 10

School: Saxe Middle School

Accomplishments: Isabella volunteers at the , the Diaper Drive at the Junior League in Darien and at with Girl Scout troop 50305. She skates on a competitive synchronized skating team and is a Mini Singer for the Magical Music for Life Foundation. Isabella will be a model in the , which will help raise money for Kids in Crisis and Autism Speaks. Isabella would like to be a professional singer.

Key to Isabella’s Awesomeness in her own words:  I like singing and performing as it makes me happy whenever I do it. It is something I just have to do every day. I also really like to help people. My mom volunteers for everything and I like to go with her whenever I can, especially if it involves me singing or making crafts.

[Magical Music for Life Mini Singers go] to special places to sing such as the Tribeca Film Festival and we are performing our "Two Little Snowflakes" skit at the Holiday Stroll in December. We also sing for charity events like the and Waveny Care.

The most important people are my mom and dad. They drive me everywhere and find all these great opportunities for me. They tell me to always try my best and that is all they could ask for.

As far as performing, I would have to say Miss Elaine (at ) and my singing teachers Caroline, Jane, Jen DeRosa, Jen Zappola and Jen Malenke have helped me grow as a singer and performer. I love both places and look forward to seeing them every week.

My skating coach, Marina Spagnuolo has helped more than anyone with my self-confidence and posture. She is always nice and encouraging. I have been with her for almost four years now and I still love her as my coach. I am also on the Shimmers of the Southern Connecticut Skating Club. I skate the pre-juvenile line with my coaches Gina and Val, who are very demanding, but we win a lot of medals. At I had the best teachers. I really liked Mrs. Powers. Mrs. Devine, my fourth grade teacher really helped me a lot to become an even better student by encouraging me all the time.


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