first_imgLogan B. Goldberg started off writing fables to teach his sister the value of persistence. Then he sold homemade books to raise money for the homeless. Then he started a mediation service, resolving conflict with words, rather than fists. He was recently honored by members of his congregation at Adat Chaverim in Studio City for “excellence and social responsibility.” Logan just turned 10. The next youngest honoree is 60. Even at his tender age, he’s got the practiced modesty of an Academy Award winner and amazingly polished grammar, to boot. “I felt like other people deserved it, so I was upset that I won and they didn’t,” he said. “But I’m looking up at people who’ve done so much for the world, I was just honored to be up there with them.” As a second-grader at Balboa Magnet in Northridge, he became the schoolyard expert at crisis management, stopping eight fights between fifth-graders. He adopted a Solomonic approach, listening to both sides to hear out the argument, then ruling in a fashion to appease both parties. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Logan’s got his eye on becoming a patent attorney, just like his father, but his parents believe he’s destined for politics. An accomplished poet and storyteller, Logan is also a budding civil rights activist, demanding that his family spend a day of reflection on Martin Luther King Jr.’s life each year. “Most of my life, I’ve been trying to help people,” he said. “When I have spare time, this is what I like to do. That and building Legos.”— Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more