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