Mitchell Ostrovsky, son of Midbar Kodesh Temple members Joel and Julie Ostrovsky and brother to Sammi Ostrovsky, will be graduating from Sierra Vista High School in June.
While in high school Mitch participated in job training programs on campus, with Goodwill, Opportunity Village and more recently at a local comic book store.
Mitch spends time with his family at horse riding competitions and has volunteered at Spirit Therapies - Therapy on Horseback. He has participated in exhibition riding several times. Mitchell also enjoys time at Sports Social, which uses sports and art to enhance social skills for children and young adults of all ages and abilities. He has competed in the Sports Social A Games for three consecutive years.
Mitchell often participates with his family at services at Midbar Kodesh Temple. He was the first student to use sign language for his Bar Mitzvah Torah and Haf Torah portions, accomplishing his personal goals, as his father and sister chanted in Hebrew. He has made two visits to Israel and attended the Tikvah resident camping program at Camp Ramah in Ojai, California.
After graduation Mitch will attend a post educational program at Southwest Career and
Technical Academy. This summer Mitch looks forward to riding his horse Turbo and hopes to find a summer job.
His friends, parents, family and extended family are incredibly proud of Mitchell's
willingness to persevere, celebrating each of his successes, and calling him a role model for all.