Syd­ney boy gets shot at redemp­tion on ‘Canada’s Smartest Per­son Ju­nior’

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON - BY CAPE BRE­TON POST STAFF

Matthew Shi­mon will have an­other at shot at be­com­ing “Canada’s Smartest Per­son Ju­nior.”

It’s all about redemp­tion next week as Shi­mon and the other seven young Cana­dian’s who were pre­vi­ously elim­i­nated from the CBC-TV re­al­ity show re­turn to com­pete for two spots in the fi­nale.

Shi­mon is a 12-year-old

French im­mer­sion stu­dent at Whit­ney Pier Me­mo­rial Mid­dle School who has a back­ground in mu­si­cal theatre. He told the Post in Oc­to­ber that he wanted to show Cana­di­ans that kind­ness is key when it comes to in­tel­li­gence.

“If you just know things and you’re not nice about it, it’s not re­ally smart,” he said. “But if you’re kind and giv­ing help­ful ad­vice, that’s what I call smart.”

Next week’s episode airs Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. on CBC, the CBC TV stream­ing app, and cbc.ca/watch.

The two win­ners will go on to the Dec. 19 fi­nale where they will face the fi­nal four com­peti­tors, in­clud­ing Dan­ica Scully, an 11-year-old de­bater and soc­cer goalie from Hal­i­fax.

Shi­mon

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