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    18-year-old invents a “smart gun”

    Kai Kloepfer Smart Tech

    18-year-old, Kai Kloepfer, lives in Colorado. He is a senior at Fairview High School in Boulder. He was 15 when the Aurora theater shooting occurred, killing 12 people. At the time, Kai was in search of an idea for a local science fair.* He started …


    Teen successfully challenges homeowner’s association

    Kyle Tucker

    Sixteen-year-old Kyle Tucker  attends a charter school in Arizona. The school sits on private property managed by a condominium association. Kyle is also a Boy Scout working on his project to become an Eagle Scout. His project was simple but ran into HOA rules that …


    Teen stem cell donor a first

    Victoria Rathmill England

    We have written about donating blood and organs which is restricted in most states to those over 18. Some, with the consent of a parent, allow donation for those 16 and 17. Victoria Rathmill is 17 years old and lives in England. A family friend was …


    Teen acts quickly to help storm-ravaged town

    Matt Petronis Breezy Point NY

    Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast on October 29, 2012 with a vengeance. Many communities suffered wind, water and fire damage. The Breezy Point neighborhood in Queens, New York was no exception. Matt Petronis spent his first 18 years growing up in Breezy Point. He …


    Teen succeeds in fighting airbrushed photos in Seventeen Magazine

    Julia Bluhm

    Julia Bluhm is an eighth grade ballet dancer in Waterville, Maine. She is 14-years-old and led a crusade against airbrushed photos in Seventeen Magazine. Julia started an online petition on Change.org that gathered over 80,000 signatures. The petition titled “Seventeen Magazine: Give Girls Images of Real Girls” requested that …


    14 year old education activist shot by Taliban

    Malala Yousafzai Pakistan

    Malala Yousafzai is no ordinary school girl. She lives in the Swat Valley in Pakistan where the militant Taliban has tormented all those opposed to their brand of Islam for years. They oppose education for girls and have burned down hundreds of schools in recent …


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