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Meet Your New Favorite Teenaged Scientist

Peyton Robertson has a lot on his mind. The 13 year-old Florida native has a knack for identifying real-world problems and crafting clever solutions. He’s got three patents pending, including retractable training wheels for bicycles and a case that maintains a golf ball’s resting temperature. But it was another of Peyton’s inventions, a ‘sandless operational sandbag’ that helps address dangerous flooding near his Fort Lauderdale home, that netted him first place in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge in 2013. His prize? $25,000, a trip to Costa Rica, and... Read More

Student Spotlight: Emma Eagen

Mark Twain once said, “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” Big Brain Club student Emma Eagen is one of those special people who inspire others to do and dream more through her kindness and compassion. She makes others hear and see. Her exemplary work habits provide her with the skills to excel and be successful in school — but also outside of school. She is a tremendously diligent and conscientious student who exemplifies all the qualities of a kind, compassionate, and considerate... Read More

Student Spotlight: Nate Koch

Nate Koch is a senior at Denver’s East High School. He turns 18 this year. And he’s already a published author and filmmaker. Nate’s book is called Stretching Ever Outward. It’s available in paperback and Kindle format through Amazon, and you can check it out right here. The project came about after Nate learned about NaNoWriMo, the popular novel-writing initiative that has spawned many budding writers. He’s also involved with a program called Meet the Middle East, and if that’s not enough, Nate somehow found time to make a dazzling... Read More

Student Spotlight: Zoe Miller

I have participated in professional and community theatre since I was 7, and in retrospect, have realized that it helps me live the best version of myself on a daily basis. First, theatre gives back to both the audience and performers. It gives audiences a gratifying experience, new perspectives, and knowledge of different cultures and time periods. Similarly, I have also gained knowledge and learned to give back. I think half of the SAT vocabulary words I know were originally introduced to me through musical theatre lyrics! My love of... Read More

Student Spotlight: Alexa Hampton

On February 8, Alexa Hampton of South High School attended the Girls Lead the Way Engineering Conference on the Colorado School of Mines campus in Golden, Colorado. This engineering conference hosted over 130 high school girls from all over the state and was led by the Society of Women Engineers. The conference opened with remarks by Captain Christin Mastracchio, a B-52 bomber pilot in the Air Force. Everyone then spent time with Colorado School of Mines students, learning about professionalism. In the afternoon, each participant chose a specific engineering field... Read More