Whiz Kid: Joe Miner

Highlighting kids that inspire the community.

This week, Merrick's Whiz Kid is Joe Miner.

Name: Joe Miner

Age: Senior

School: Calhoun

Key Accomplishment: Miner is a volunteer firefighter and EMT for the Merrick Fire Department.

Key to Awesomeness: Miner was a junior firefighter at Empire Hose Company 3 in Merrick for five years and is now a volunteer firefighter there. He also recently obtained his EMT certification.


Do you know a great kid? Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to Emily.Cappiello@Patch.com. Be sure to include all of the following information:

  • Nominator's Name
  • Nominator's E-Mail
  • Whiz Kid's Name
  • Whiz Kid's Age
  • Whiz Kid's School
  • Whiz Kid's Accomplishment
  • Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness (what made him/her successful?)
Chris Boyle December 06, 2011 at 06:53 PM
It's always great when someone gives selflessly to their community like this.
Scott Tolchin December 08, 2011 at 01:29 AM
We're proud of you Joe!


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