KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Andrew Drill has a lot of tricks up his sleeve. But his resume is no trick, and he's only 8 years old. Andrew is a super volunteer. Two years running, he's received a big honor, more commonly achieved by middle and high school students. In first grade, he won a gold President's Volunteer Service Award after he logged a total of 75 volunteer hours. Last year in 2nd grade, he received a silver placement, logging 50 hours.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Krishon Harris isn't your typical 17-year-old despite what he says. "I'm just a high school student who's just doing my part in the world," he said. But the Rockhurst High senior did something pretty incredible. He built a rare type of prosthetic arm for a metro boy born without one. "Try to be the best person I can be every day," Harris said. Fox 4 caught up with Harris, volunteering at the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired as part of his senior project.
Reaching 4 Excellence is a weekly feature of FOX 4 News that recognizes young people in the Kansas City region for outstanding accomplishments in academics, the arts, leadership, community service and volunteerism, career exploration, overcoming obstacles, heroism, etc. While Reaching 4 Excellence does not, as a general rule, spotlight athletes, exceptions may be made for athletes who excel in ways that include any of the categories listed above.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".