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Aidan Phillips:

All-Star has great attitude, abilities, aptitude

March 26, 2009|By Ruth Longoria

A love of the outdoors, nature, animals and baseball combined with a naturally great personality is what makes this week’s Valley Sun All-Star outstanding in his community.

Those who know Paradise Canyon Elementary School fourth grader Aidan Phillips say the youth has abilities, aptitude and an excellent attitude.

“He’s a wonderful kid, with great manners and a wide variety of interests,” said Cub Scout co-den leader Joan Raney.

Raney said Aidan is an active participant in scout meetings, always asking questions or providing a good story or joke.

“He’s funny and enthusiastic and he gets along well with all of the other boys in the den,” she said, adding, “Aidan is good at anything he does.”

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Aidan is the son of Greg and Mary Phillips of La Cañada. He has a sister, Jessica, 20, who is a sophomore at Pasadena City College. He also has a Dalmatian named Tilly.

Baseball is a passion for Aidan, who plays on the Angels team in La Cañada’s Mustang League.

He’s also involved in the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program and is currently involved in a GATE acting program at the school.

Aidan enjoys vacations with his family, including trips to Yellowstone and Yosemite national parks.

On a recent trip he was able to utilize his interest in photography and brought back some amazing photos from the trip, his dad said.

Aidan has been active in Cub Scouts for the past two years. He also is learning percussion in the Assistance League of Flintridge music program, loves to read and is interested in science.

When he grows up, he’d like to be a veterinarian, because he loves animals.


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