Benjamin Kyle Nicholson will become a bar mitzvah on Oct. 23, 2021, at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Benjamin is the son of Brandon Nicholson and Shanna Kovalchick. He is an eighth grader at Winchester Thurston School and enjoys reading and learning about history, maps, and public transportation. Benjamin is an avid skier, and he’s worried about the impact of climate change on future snowfall. For his Mitzvah project, he is researching solar energy and is planning to build a solar panel.