Exceptional Teen Feature – Katie Kerrivan, September, 2016

Being organized is being in control. For eighteen year old Katie Kerrivan, organization is the key to tackling her very large to do list. When Katie isn’t busy heading up a community outreach project at school, you might find her participating in a number of scouting activities, including canoeing, camping, or hiking in the Adirondack […]

Exceptional Teen Feature – Andrew Pfluger, August, 2016

What do YOU want to be when you grow up? Every kid has been asked this question at some time in his or her life. The answers are usually predictable. Doctor. Teacher. Veterinarian. Nurse. Firefighter. Astronaut. Entrepreneur. Wait… what? We don’t usually hear that last one. But an entrepreneur is exactly what Andrew Pfluger has […]

Exceptional Teen Feature – Josiah Newman, July, 2016

The mountains are calling, and I must go.” The words of John Muir are an accurate summation of Josiah Newman’s enthusiasm for spending time in the great outdoors. At age fifteen, Josiah is well on his way to accomplishing an impressive resume. With scouting, camping, traveling, church involvement, school work, and music on the agenda, […]

Exceptional Teen Feature – Brooke Sanders, June, 2016

Have you ever found yourself in Wonderland, wondering where to go next and where that next road will lead you? A few years ago, that’s exactly where thirteen year old Brooke Sanders found herself. After successfully landing the role of Alice in the local community production of Alice in Wonderland, she found her place in […]

Exceptional Teen Feature – Houston Vandergriff, May, 2016

Art imitates life, so the saying goes. In this case, the art of acting and stage performance makes up a very important part of Houston Vandergriff’s life. At 18 years of age, Houston has racked up an impressive 12 years of acting and theatrical performance experience, and he shows no signs of letting up. It […]

Exceptional Teen Feature – Lilly Robertson, April, 2016

When 18-year-old Lilly Robertson isn’t teaching elementary school children about dairy cows and agriculture, she could be either competing in national level FFA competitions (and winning them), spinning the wheels of her dirt bike in a Motocross race, participating in a tractor pull, or even zip lining over a waterfall in Ecuador. Whatever she is […]

Exceptional Teen Feature – Colin Grimes, March, 2016

Space…the final frontier. Exploring and conquering that frontier is a favorite activity of Colin Grimes. At only 13 years of age, Colin has already racked up four annual sessions of space camp, and he is gearing up for year number five. Each summer, Colin goes to rendezvous with a group of fellow aspiring pilots and […]

Exceptional Teen Feature – Alicyn Newman, February, 2016

Eighteen year old Alicyn Newman is no stranger to excellence. She has been playing the violin for over ten years, and her talent knows no boundaries. From performing at the Kentucky Opry with the Red River Fiddlers and winning state fiddle contests, to competing in a national fiddle contest in Idaho, this young lady knows […]