Archer Thomas Martin, son of Bruce and Linda Martin, formerly of Tucson, will celebrate becoming a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Temple Beth Ami in Rockville, Maryland.
He is the grandson of Jerry and Betty Martin of Springdale, Arkansas, the late Viretta Novotny of Anchorage, Alaska, and the late David Novotny of Portland, Oregon.
Archer attends Tilden Middle School in Rockville, where he is in the jazz band and on the basketball team. He also plays Amateur Athletic Union basketball.
For his mitzvah project, Archer is volunteering at Leveling the Playing Field, a Silver Spring, Marlyland- based nonprofit that gives underprivileged children the opportunity to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of youth sports participation.