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  7. Isabella Sementilli Visits AMS

Algonquin Middle School’s Kiwanis Builders Club hosted Isabella Sementilli, author of The Short Story of One Tough Cookie, virtually this week.

Isabella shared her story of how a bully changed her life forever. In 5th grade, she suffered a concussion, fractured a tailbone, and had neck and back injuries when a bully yanked a chair out from underneath her. The effects of the concussion left her with a rare and debilitating headache disorder.

Isabella, now age 18, is an advocate for, and donates to, anti-bullying and brain injury awareness organizations throughout the country. She has received the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Agent of Change Award from NYSMCJ for promoting peace and non-violence. She also received the Neil and Jane Golub Making a Difference Award from the Anti-Defamation League of NY. Isabella was featured in Cricket Media FACES Magazine, “Kids Changing the World: One Cookie at a Time.” She recently was awarded with the Acts of Kindness Heroes Award and The Hearts and Heroes Award.

Isabella is on a mission to spread her message “Be nice. Be kind. Share a smile.” Check out her website for more information: https://www.isabellasementilli.com/

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