Category Archives: Amazing talents

Jordan Coleman

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/08/art.jordan.jpg caption=”Jordan Coleman, 13, funded the documentary ‘Say It Loud’ to make a positive impact on his community.”] Jordan’s friends want to be the next Michael Jordan or rap star. But Jordan wants young African-American boys like him … Continue reading

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Elena Hight

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/05/10/art.snowboard.jpg caption=”Elena Hight, 19, is an Olympic snowboarder.”] I didn’t know what a “backside 900” was before I started reading about how Elena Hight became the first female to land one in the 2007 Winter X-Games. Apparently, it’s … Continue reading

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Dwyane Wade

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/03/01/art.wade.jpg caption=”NBA star Dwyane Wade is the national spokesman for National Recess Week.”] You already know him as an NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist. You already know that Dwyane Wade still gets up after falling down seven … Continue reading

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Jessica Cox

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/22/art.cox.plane.gif caption=”Jessica Cox, 25, born without arms, is training to become a sport pilot instructor.”] Whether it’s swimming, gymnastics or tap dancing as a kid or driving and flying as a young adult, this girl does it all, … Continue reading

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Sean Forbes

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/25/art_sean_forbes.jpg caption=”Sean Forbes, 26, started the non-profit Deaf Performing Artists’ Network.”] Sean Forbes is a young musician. He grew up with musical parents and always had his own talent and aspirations in the field. But, Sean just happens … Continue reading

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Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/04/art_fatal1ty.jpg caption=”Johnathan ‘Fatal1ty’ Wendel, 26, became the world’s first full-time professional gamer.”] I mean, really, which young boy doesn’t want to get paid to play video games all day?! Sure, there are the gamers-turned-developers who can make money. … Continue reading

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Christian Siriano

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/09/07/siriano.jpg 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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