Category Archives: Spotlight

SPOTLIGHT ON…AVA’S PET PALACE!!!

13-year-old Ava Dorsey is the founder of Ava’s Pet Palace, a pet treat company she founded when she was eight-years-old. She actually had the idea when she was only SIX years old and she even drew up a diagram showing how she envisioned her pet treat business. But you know how parents can be—it took […] Read more

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SPOTLIGHT ON…YOU!

So, I’ve been writing these spotlight posts for a while and it’s been SUPER fun and inspiring! There are A LOT ofawesome kids out there doing awesome things with their giant hearts, brains and imaginations! But I realized that there are a LOT of ways to be a stand-out superstar. Some of them are the […] Read more

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SPOTLIGHT ON… Haile Thomas!

When Haile Thomas was ten years old, her dad was diagnosed with an illness called Type 2 diabetes. The illness can be really serious, with a lot of complications. But Haile and her family were determined to turn things around. They started changing how they cooked and ate completely! Haile’s Jamaican-American family was already into […] Read more

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SPOTLIGHT ON… STITCHES BY CHARLOTTE!!!

Have you ever had surgery? I feel super lucky that I haven’t. But I know kids have surgery every day, and it must be super scary! That’s why I was so excited to discover Charlotte, a clever girl who designed a line of dolls specifically for kids who are about to have surgery. Charlotte herself […] Read more

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Spotlight on… Naysa Modi!!!

Hey readers, I’m going to tell you about an elite competitor. This individual trains for several hours a day and competes on ESPN in front of a national audience. I’m talking about 13-year-old Naysa Modi, an elite speller from Texas. Yeah, I said speller! Didn’t know spelling was a sport? Well, maybe not a sport…but […] Read more

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SPOTLIGHT ON…ALEXIS LEWIS, INVENTOR!

Alexis Lewis of Chapel Hill, NC is an inventor. She’s seventeen now, and she’s been inventing since she was a kid. SO cool!!! She’s not the first kid inventor. Benjamin Franklin invented swim flippers when he was twelve. Other inventions by kids over the years include popsicles, trampolines, Braille, Christmas lights, and earmuffs! And guess […] Read more

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Spotlight on…Melati and Isabel Wijsen!

Imagine if you put all the energy you spend fighting with your sister into changing the world instead… I’m pretty sure I could solve global warming, feed all the hungry people, and save all the endangered species!!! Sisters Melati and Isabel Wijsen live on the tiny island of Bali, which is part of the country […] Read more

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SPOTLIGHT ON…GABBY GARCIA’S ULTIMATE PLAYBOOK!

OMG YOU GUYS!!! I just finished reading a book that is a MUST-READ for Dork Diaries fans!!! It’s called GABBY GARCIA’S ULTIMATE PLAYBOOK and it’s by an author named Iva-Marie Palmer. Here’s why I think my dorky friends will LOVE IT: The book is written in a sort-of diary format. Technically it’s a “playbook” because […] Read more

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SPOTLIGHT ON…MIKAILA ULMER!

You might think that getting stung by a bee twice in one week at age four would make someone hate bees! But Mikaila Ulmer, now 13, became fascinated by them instead!  She learned how important they are for our ecosystem, since plants wouldn’t grow without pollination, which bees provide. She also learned that bees are […] Read more

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SPOTLIGHT ON…MIKAILA ULMER!

You might think that getting stung by a bee twice in one week at age four would make someone hate bees! But Mikaila Ulmer, now 13, became fascinated by them instead!  She learned how important they are for our ecosystem, since plants wouldn’t grow without pollination, which bees provide. She also learned that bees are […] Read more

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