Los Gatos Patch Whiz Kid of the Week—Ben Pham

This Fisher Middle School seventh-grader's key to awesomeness is having a good attitude toward everything.

Ben Pham, Age 12

School: seventh-grader at


  • Honor roll student in sixth- and seventh-grades
  • Played in Fisher Middle School volleyball team in sixth- and seventh-grades
  • Active in basketball team with and the
  • Passionate about his transportation—the scooter
  • Can assemble any kind of scooter and makes his own scooter breaks
  • A young entrepreneur, makes and sells a variety of duct-tape wallets
  • Volunteered at Los Gatos House of Hope
  • Mom’s best handy man
  • Plays piano and guitar
  • A good friend and helps everyone
  • Loves movies, hanging out with friends and doing tricks with their scooters

Key to Awesomeness:

According to Ben: "Always put family first. You should always try everything and give it your best shot. Have a good attitude toward everything. Be positive about everything because when you’re negative about things, it just brings you down. Always work hard. Never give up. Never lie. Don’t try to be someone else. Be nice to everyone. You should always help the community and the people around you. Do what you like and like what you do."

Joana Yung March 17, 2012 at 07:58 AM
Ben congratulations!! I'm so proud of you! You are one of the most creative kids I know and keep it up!! Always follow your heart. Keep up the great work!!
Newton March 17, 2012 at 09:17 AM
Grats, Ben! You would make one fine engineer one day, if that is the path you choose to take. =)
JoAnn Pham March 20, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Hi Jason, I can make you a wallet for free, next time I see you, I'll ask you what colors you want. See you soon buddy. Ben
Huong Quach March 20, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Very impressed and proud of you Ben!!!! :)
Huong Quach March 20, 2012 at 09:00 PM
oh... and Raiden gives you thumbs up!


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