CHARLOTTE, N.C.- This week’s waiting child is great with numbers and plays a mean game of basketball.
Christopher is 10 years old and in the 5th grade. He’s class president and delivers the morning announcements for his school. We thought it would be cool to show off his skills and tag- team a special report, “Hi there. We are at the Greensboro Science Museum. I have a fellow reporter here who is going to give you the update. Hi my name is Christopher. What I like about these fountains is that water jumps from fountain to fountain and the music comes from this are here. Back to you.”
Christopher also gets good grades and his favorite subject is math. He’s currently trying to break the world record in collecting the most pennies, “I have $532.02 right now with pennies, just pennies, no dollars. I may have a nickel or two but that’s not counted with it. I could probably go to the bank and get pennies with it.”
He plans to join the band when he enters middle school, and when he gets older he wants to become a research scientist.
Now for fun you can catch Christopher taking measurements– on the basketball court, “I’m basically trying to make measurements from around the goal. I’ve been doing it from straight. I have that down pact, but now I’m trying to do it from behind it. So if someone is trying to block me from behind I can even make a goal.”
Christopher has a bright future ahead of him but he tells me what he really needs is a family, “If I don’t have a family what am I suppose to do I can’t buy anything I don’t have a job. I may find a quarter or a penny on the ground that’s not going to really help me these days what can you do with a penny.”
If you think Christopher would be a good fit for your family contact the North Carolina Children’s Home Society.