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|Meet the Kids of Teen Vision|
Evan and Elise Macmillan
Ages 16 and 13
CEO's of chocolatefarm.com
"Having faith in yourself and a dream and the endurance to
follow through on an idea can lead to so much success."
Inspired by a one-day marketing event at a local organization geared
toward young entrepreneurs three years ago, Elise and Evan created
The Chocolate Farm. The Chocolate Farm is a delightful conception of
chocolate goodies with a farm animal theme. Making chocolate with
her grandmother since she was 3, Elise makes the chocolate creations
while Evan creates and maintains the amazing website. Together the
two continue to soar to new heights including securing an exclusive
contract with The Mile High Stadium in Denver to sell their
Chocolates at Bronco home games. Check out their imaginative
Chocolate creations as well as recipes to try on your own...you can
even buy your very own Chocolate Farm Cookbook...at their website.
By the way, their chocolate is fantastic!!
Inventor of the American Sign Language Translator
"If you're into it, (what you are working on)
you'll always do well!"
Ever since he can remember, Ryan has been into electronics and
discovering how things work. In fact, he jokes that as a young
child, instead of a blanket, he carried around an electrical cord.
Now, Ryan has developed a glove that interprets the movements of
the hand when performing Sign Language and translates it into
English on an attached LCD display (that he also developed).
This way, non-speaking individuals can speak to people who don't
know Sign Language. (Simply Amazing!) Just getting ready for his
first year of college, Ryan is excited to learn more in the areas of
electronic and computer engineering. Meanwhile, he continues to
improve the ASL Translator along with working on other projects.
For inventing the ASL Translator, Ryan has won over $250K in
scholarships plus numerous other awards! RIGHT ON RYAN!
Clothing Designer - Pretty Tomboy Clothing
"Be yourself, or please everyone else."
At the age of 9, Keisha was creating a revolution in women's clothing
and didn't even know it. All she wanted was clothes that she felt
comfortable in and still looked pretty enough for a girl to wear. With
the support and encouragement of her mom, she sat down and designed
clothes that fit her style and her comfort. Viola' Pretty Tomboy
Clothing was born. Mainly designing these clothes for her own self
esteem, Keisha didn't realize that this need would speak to women of
all ages, everywhere. Pretty Tomboy Clothing is currently in a
redevelopment stage and is looking to launch new products along with
their current selection soon. All this and keeping up with her team
sports, right now soccer, and getting ready to start the 10th grade,
Keisha is a very busy young lady. Keisha even recorded a rap song
about her clothing line. There is nothing she can't do!
Professional Dog Sled Racer
"Keep at it, even when it gets hard, cause once you get past all the hard
points, it's all down hill from there!"
Rachael is not your typical 17 year old girl. She loves to get dirty. The
dirtier the better, she says. Thats an easy thing to do when you are caring
for 100 dogs! At Rachael's home, her and her father's day can start as early
as 4:30AM to get the dirt roads watered down for their morning dog runs.
They prepare their dogs for competition during the dry months by rotating
the dogs through a 3 mile running course. As the season draws closer, the
dogs go for longer and longer runs. Rachael is a top competitor in the world
of dog sled racing. This year, she hopes to be placed within the top 20 in the
world, maybe even the top 10! This alone you might think impressive, but
Rachael is also legally blind. She says, "it would be silly," to let her
impaired vision stop her from doing anything. Along with dog sled racing,
Rachael is a spokesperson for Atta Boy Dog Food (also Rachael's sponsor),
a distant runner on her high school track team, and is set to compete in the
2004 Paralympics (Olympic games for people who have assorted physical
challenges). One of Rachael's goals is to win the Iditarod in her rookie year.
With her passion and her love for her dogs, Rachael is well on her way!
WHAT AN INSPIRATION!!!
Balick and Justin Lewis
Ages 14 and 13
Inventors of Flip-Itz (toy and game)
"If you have an idea, don't just keep it in the dust. Try to expand it,
take chances, and never settle for good!"
What started out as a boring night at a banquet ceremony, turned into a
night of fun when Matthew and Justin, both 8 at the time, created games
from the 3-prong plastic doohickees designed to keep the top of a pizza
box from hitting the pizza. It was so fun, not only were they playing with
them, so were the adults! The next day, Justin and Matthew's fathers
knew the boys had something! From there, they have created fun, colorful,
3-prong characters and games that include honing your skill to flip your
Flip-Itz into a desired location or position. What's the name of the
company they started? Two Bored Boys. This just goes to show you that
fun can be created anywhere! And any idea, big or small, is worth looking
into. Remember: Kids of all ages not only have the ability to dream, but
also have the power to make their dreams come true! WAY TO GO MATTHEW AND JUSTIN!! To buy your Flip-Itz, keep a look out for an upcoming website from the boys.
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