Hudson Middle School seventh graders Olivia Greenbaum and Christopher Tran were chosen for recognition by the "Kids Making a Difference" program, sponsored by The Royster Group and hosted by the Hudson Parent Teacher Organization.

Students are selected for their significant accomplishments or achievements in and/or out of school and for helping others and contributing to their school and community in a positive manner.

Greenbaum is in the service community at the Hudson Middle School. She was nominated for being a kind, intelligent and hard-working student who brings light wherever she goes. Olivia played a key role in the recent middle school efforts to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Irma in Houston. Olivia wrote the letter to ask for permission to write the thank you notes to the bus driver for delivering the collected items and demonstrated strong leadership skills in every aspect of the fundraiser. 

Olivia enjoys playing soccer and the trumpet in the middle school band. She also can be found volunteering with her church youth group at events like First Serve/Serve First and the Pittsburgh Project. Olivia’s goals for the future include becoming a teacher or a physical therapist. She believes that kids can make a difference by taking advantage of the opportunities to sign up and help serve others, which makes a difference for themselves and also the people they are helping.

Christopher Tran is a member of the Hudson Middle School Integrity community. He was nominated for his positive attitude and ability to go out of his way to show kindness and thoughtfulness toward others. Christopher consistently greets all teachers and students alike by name and with a friendly smile, creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for others. 

He enjoys staying active, riding his bike and listening to music. He also enjoys looking at art and doodling. In the future Christopher said he hopes to get good grades, help others and become a surgeon. Christopher believes that kids can make a real difference by doing their very best and stretching beyond their limits, all while having a positive attitude to cheer others up and motivate themselves.

The Hudson PTO congratulates these outstanding kids who are making a real difference in their school and community. The PTO thanks The Royster Group for its sponsorship of this program and for its generous donations each month. The proceeds will assist the children of the Hudson City Schools.