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Daniel Wendler, Salutatorian and Athlete

Each week local children and students are honored for their achievements.

Name: Daniel "DJ" Wendler

Age: 17

School: Avon High School

Accomplishment: Daniel is the salutatorian of the 2011 senior class at Avon High School. 

Key to Success: Daniel credits his parents as a great  source of encouragement in his academic career, as well as good time management skills for balancing both school and extra curricular activities. 

“My family highly values education,” he said. 

In addition to being named the salutatorian, Daniel also played varsity sports all four years, and was captain of the Avon High School hockey team. 

“I manage my time pretty wisely,” he said. 

Daniel was also recognized as the district student athlete for the 2010-11 school year. 

There are many accomplished children and students in Avon whom we may not have featured. If you have a nomination for a Young Avon Achiever, please submit the following information to Jessie.Sawyer@patch.com -- name, age/grade, school, accomplishment and the student's key to success. Please also send a  profile photo. 

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