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Glen Cove Boy Wins for LEGO Creation

Finn Jenkins, 6, earns "Builder of the Week" title on LEGO's Facebook page.

Finn Jenkins, 6, of Glen Cove was recognized on LEGO's Facebook page Monday as its "Builder of the Week" for an airplane he built with his 4-year-old brother, Dylan.

“Finn, 6 years old, in 1st grade, and built this with the help of his 4 year old little brother Dylan," wrote Finn's mother, Roni Jenkins, in her submission on April 10. "Finn is a dreamer, future engineer, future RPI graduate and hopefully, builder of the week. Thanks Lego for helping let his imagination soar.”

Jenkins said the first-grader and his younger brother are excited about the attention their creation has gotten, with dozens of comments and several hundred "likes" on the posted photo.

Dylan could not be entered because the contest is only open to children ages 6 and older, though his mother was careful to note his role in the building.

tj April 19, 2012 at 08:45 AM
I wonder if he parents send him to private school??? I highly doubt he attends Glen Cove pubic schools...
Ana April 19, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Please tj read the article again
anar April 19, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Actually, if you took the time to read the article, you'd note that the young boy is a student at Eugene Gribbin Elementary School. It's a shame we've got some people so quick to dismiss our public schools. Great job Finn, I know your parents and teachers are proud of you! I sure am glad to see Glen Cove represented in such a unique and creative way.
eileen A. April 20, 2012 at 05:43 AM
Congratulations Finn & Dylan..you both did a beautiful job. keep up the great work!
cheryl April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Wow. Amazing creation.
Suzanne Anderson April 20, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Way to go Finnster - and Silly Dilly too!!!!!
Roni Jenkins April 20, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Hi TJ- My son Finn is a student at the Gribbin School- it is a public elementary school here in Glen Cove. We are very proud of him and as a former Glen Cove public school alumni myself, I appreciate that Glen Cove's public schools in particular allow interactions among people of different ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. In addition to supporting the well being of our children, I appreciate a school system that nurtures a child's' creativity, education and prepares them for the diverse and challenging world we live in. Regards- Roni Jenkins, mother of Finn and Dylan
Roni Jenkins April 20, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Hi Anar- Thank you for your support. As a former Glen Cove public school alumni myself, I appreciate that Glen Cove's public schools in particular allow interactions among people of different ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. In addition to supporting the well being of our children, I appreciate a school system that nurtures a child's' creativity, education and prepares them for the diverse and challenging world we live in. Regards- Roni Jenkins, mother of Finn and Dylan
Roni Jenkins April 20, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Thank you very much Eileen. They are both really excited and have already ripped the contest winner ship apart and built a new one even bigger than the first! We're going to need a bigger house if they keep making them larger. :-) Warm regards- Roni Jenkins, Finn and Dylan's mother
Roni Jenkins April 20, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Thank you Cheryl. Your support and encouragement is greatly appreciated. :-)
Roni Jenkins April 20, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Thank you Suzanne. Your support and encouragement is greatly appreciated. :-)
Roni Jenkins April 21, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Thanks for reading the article Ana and supporting my sons. Greatly appreciated. And yes, Finn is in public school and we are very proud of him. Regards- Roni Jenkins, mother of Finn and Dylan
Joan A April 23, 2012 at 08:38 PM
FINNtastic!!
Roni Jenkins April 23, 2012 at 08:45 PM
That is great! I'm going to have to use that word moving forward. :-)

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