Author Archives: Stephen Walsh

Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/08/31/art.eben.jpg caption=”Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre, both 24, created an eco-friendly replacement for Styrofoam.”] We all use Styrofoam and don’t realize it. Beyond packaging, it’s in the tables we use and the airplanes in which we fly. We’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Entrepreneurs, Science and discovery | 9 Comments

Vanessa Nunez

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/08/24/art.vanessa.jpg caption=”Vanessa Nunez, 19, found academic success with the help of Genesys Works.”] If Vanessa Nunez needed school supplies, she needed to buy them herself. Same went for food and clothes. She started working, busing tables at a … Continue reading

Posted in Stereotype busters, Under 20 | 10 Comments

Kyle Taylor

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/08/17/art.taylor.jpg caption=”Kyle Taylor swam the English Channel to raise money for a disabled runner.”] Like a lot of little boys, Kyle Taylor loved to swim. He was an avid swimmer until he blew out his shoulders during his … Continue reading

Posted in Amazing talents, Athletes | 11 Comments

Chelsey Shannon

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/08/11/art.shannon.jpg caption=”Chelsey Shannon, 17, writes for the ‘Louder Than Words’ book series for teens.”] Chelsey was 6 years old when her mom died of leukemia. She was 13 when her father was murdered. Desperate, but hard-pressed to find … Continue reading

Posted in Amazing talents, Under 20, Worldwide reach | 12 Comments

Felice Gorordo

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/08/03/art.raices.jpg caption=”Felice Gorordo, 26, co-founded Roots of Hope to help foster dialogue between Cubans and Americans.”] When Felice Gorordo imagines a “perfect Cuba,” he sees young people able to gather in front of their school and discuss issues … Continue reading

Posted in Community contributors, Worldwide reach | 14 Comments

Lexi Lehrman

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/07/27/art.lehrman.jpg caption=”Lexi Lehrman, 11, has raised $25,000 for breast cancer research.”] I recently wrote about young women tackling breast cancer early on. Never did I imagine there could be a female younger than her 20s thinking and talking … Continue reading

Posted in Community contributors, Under 20, Unsung hero | 26 Comments

Becky Gulsvig

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/07/14/art.blonde.jpg caption=”Becky Gulsvig, 26, stars in the national tour of the musical ‘Legally Blonde.’”] Pretty, blonde, donned in pink. Becky Gulsvig looks like the title character she plays in the musical version of “Legally Blonde,” but she says … Continue reading

Posted in Amazing talents, Entertainer | 26 Comments