Author Archives: Henry Hanks

Stuart Holden

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/07/20/art.ypwr.holden.jpg caption=”Soccer superstar scores on and off the field- ask him how!”] His teammates call him “the chameleon.” Stuart Holden, a member of the U.S. National Team in soccer, adapts to any of his surroundings. When he’s in … Continue reading

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Johnny Strange

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/30/art.strange.ypwr.jpg caption=”Johnny Strange, 17, is the youngest person to climb seven summits.”] This is a first. I get to feature someone who beat the world record of another young person I featured. Samantha Larson was one of our … Continue reading

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James Kotecki

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/11/08/ypwr_jameskotecki.jpg caption=”James Kotecki, 23, hosts KoteckiTV for Politico.com.”] He went to school to study international relations, but James Kotecki is an expert in something totally different: YouTube. From his Georgetown University dorm room, Kotecki started a politically-focused videoblog … Continue reading

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Noah Gray

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/11/08/ypwr_noahgray.jpg caption=”Noah Gray, 16, is the founder of Virgin Voting.”] You know what they say: You never forget your first time. Voting, that is.  Noah Gray can’t vote because he¹s only 16, but he founded Virgin Voting to … Continue reading

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