Brock Snow was absent from school the day he was supposed to select the instrument he would play in his fifth-grade orchestra. So his teacher—who also would become his high school orchestra director—chose for him when he arrived back in the classroom.
Maya Sanchez-Strauss, a 13-year-old Canton Country Day School student, seemed surprisingly nonchalant about her big accomplishment. After all, Maya took second place in the 2014 International Virtual Science Fair, a prestigious competition for middle-school students worldwide sponsored by Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools.
Kaylyn received a liver transplant when she was just 7 months old. Her parents had been told she had just 24 hours to live when they received news that she was getting a life-saving gift of a new liver. Kaylyn is now 8 years old and thriving.
Natasha definitely likes to keep busy.The GlenOak High School sophomore maintained between a 3.7 and 4.0 GPA throughout her freshman year. Her science fair projects have been rated Excellent or Superior at District Science Fair the past three years.
“I would love to design and program video games, maybe for Nintendo or Valve or even my own company someday — and also compose the music for them. I’d love to live in Japan someday, so to work for Nintendo there would be awesome.
Chloe was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2006, when she was just 3 1/2 years old. Her mom, Jaclyn, said she had seemed to catch a cold and was very tired and pale. A routine trip to the doctor just to double-check turned up some disturbing test results.