Amazing Kid: Jake McQuaid

“Jake is an amazingly talented musician. He plays the piano and the organ — and he sings,” said Christina Morello, director of Communication Strategies and Marketing at Holy Cross Academy.

AGE: 11
RESIDES: Plain Township
GRADE: 6
SCHOOL: Holy Cross Academy at St. Michael Campus
FIVE OF JAKE’S FAVORITE THINGS: Piano, Mermaids, Reptiles, Nature, Food
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE JAKE: Awesome, Talented, Kind
FUTURE PLANS: “When I grow up, I want to be a church pianist/organist!”

ABOUT JAKE:
“Jake is an amazingly talented musician. He plays the piano and the organ — and he sings,” said Christina Morello, director of Communication Strategies and Marketing at Holy Cross Academy.“He practices every chance he gets and plays (the opening processional!) for the adult liturgies at St. Michael Church. As a person, Jake is very introspective. He is not only talented, but also a really good person.” Jake also sings in the choir at the church and hopes to attend The Julliard School someday.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass