Monthly Archives: September 2008

Shonnetta Henry

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Shonnetta Henry, 18, is the 2008 Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Youth of the Year.”] When she was a child, the odds were stacked against her. Shonnetta Henry grew up poor and fast. Her single … Continue reading

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Melissa Urfirer

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Melissa Urfirer, 17, started Shoot For Success to help kids at a homeless shelter learn to express themselves.”] When kids experience tragedy, they don’t express themselves as easily as adults do. Seventeen-year-old Melissa Urfirer saw that when … Continue reading

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Julian Adler

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Julian Adler, 13, started From My Hood to Your Hood to give sweatshirts to hurricane victims.”] When we look at major disasters like hurricanes in the United States, many of us think, “My goodness, how can I … Continue reading

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Christian Siriano

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Christian Siriano, 22, is the youngest winner of ‘Project Runway’.”] Yup, we know he’s “fierce”. As the youngest winner in “Project Runway” history, Christian Siriano both embodies it and has inserted the word into our pop culture … Continue reading

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Charlie Smith

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Charlie Smith, 24, is president of the College Republican National Committee.”] Twenty-four-year-old Charlie Smith will speak at the GOP’s national convention alongside some of the most powerful Republican leaders in the United States. As of a week … Continue reading

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