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Barrington chess champ among nation’s best young playersApr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
Playing chess is all about being like a fox, 10-year-old Shreya Mangalam likes to say. “I always try to do tricks that people can’t really see,” said Shreya, a fifth-grader from South Barrington. The tactic has paid off for Shreya, who is the top-rated female chess player under 16 in Illinois, and the third-rated girl under the age of 10 in the entire country.
Barrington teens help kids in GuatemalaFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
From inspiring fellow students to engage in service, to giving new homes to poor families in Guatemala, two Barrington sisters have been spreading a lot of good around the world lately. Twins Courtney and Ashley Quigley, 17-year-old seniors at Barrington High School, are the organizers of “Hope's in Style,” a student-led fashion show that raises money to help build homes for poor families in Guatemala.
Suburban man gives a voice to the special needs communityFeb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
Communication is Daniel Smrokowski's biggest passion, but it's also his biggest struggle. The 25-year-old Westmont man is the founder and executive director of Special Chronicles, which produces podcasts, news and opinion pieces featuring the voices of people with special needs. "People need to hear our stories and our abilities," Daniel says.
Teen entrepeneur from Elgin takes on music industry Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM
At age 15, Breje Whitt was playing onstage with a nationally renowned Christian rock band. At 17, the Elgin teen started his own DJ, sound and lighting company. Where he goes next is anyone’s guess, but one thing is for sure — music is going to be his life. “Music is what I want to do, but I don’t know where it’s going to go,” said Breje, a senior at Westminster Christian School in Elgin.
Oak Brook native travels route from shy kid to Rhodes ScholarJan 9, 2014 12:00 AM
Vinay Nayak once was so shy that his teachers asked — not entirely in jest — for a home video to prove he was a normal, talkative boy as his mother claimed. Now relaxed and confident, the 21-year-old Oak Brook resident never forgot what it feels like not to have much of a voice. “I’ve tried to find a way to express myself and help other people find their voice too, both politically and outside of politics,” said Vinay, a senior at Yale University and one of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
A look back at some of our most amazing Suburban Standouts Dec 26, 2013 12:00 AM
This year we profiled dozens of young people in the suburbs who are inspiring us all through their hard work, commitment and talents. Today, we take a look back at a handful of our amazing Suburban Standouts -- from Wauconda, Cary, Buffalo Grove, Naperville and Downers Grove -- and catch you up on what they're up to now.
Hampshire teen gives new life to old music Dec 5, 2013 12:00 AM
Ragtime music might conjure black-and-white images of a bygone era, but to 13-year-old Daniel Souvigny of Hampshire there’s nothing better in the world. Playing ragtime piano is all about improvising and making pieces your own, said Daniel, one of the best young ragtime performers in the country. “It feels like I finally break loose and improvise to my heart’s content. I can do anything in any point in time to any song in ragtime.”
Wauconda teen winning as pro go-kart racer Oct 24, 2013 12:00 AM
Kyle Kalish looks like he's been through the wringer after finishing a go-kart race. The four-time national champion sprint racer is bruised, exhausted and mentally spent. But the Wauconda teen relishes every moment. “A lot of kids think it's a Six Flags theme park type of thing where you just drive around in circles. There's a lot more to it than that.”
Fremd grad makes a difference in Haiti Oct 17, 2013 12:00 AM
Those first images of abject poverty in Port-au-Prince, Haiti — each scene teeming with people living without the most basic of human needs — are burned into Renata Wettermann’s memory. The Inverness teen knew right then her life's work would be to help the people of the Caribbean nation. She’s enrolled in the prestigious Rice/Baylor Medical Scholars Program in Houston, an eight-year program that accepts just 15 “scientifically competent, compassionate and socially conscious” students.
Young mountain bikers ranked 2nd, 3rd in nationOct 3, 2013 12:00 AM
Nathan “Nate” Knowles and William “Will” Darling may be the best of friends, but that hasn't stopped the pair from becoming fierce competitors on the national mountain biking circuit. Nate, 12, of Batavia, and Will, 11, of Vernon Hills, are ranked the second and third, respectively, best cross-country mountain bikers in their age group by USA Cycling.
Round Lake Beach teen enjoys brush with stardom on 'El Factor X'Sep 26, 2013 12:00 AM
Once so shy she couldn't even sing in front of her family, Brisila Barros is still reeling from her brush with stardom over the summer as a finalist on "El Factor X," a Spanish-language version of Simon Cowell's TV franchise. The Round Lake High School sophomore spent five weeks in Mexico City filming. "I felt so special, like I wasn't even from this world," she said. "The whole thing is so humbling.”
Suburban wiz wants to lead women into tech world Sep 18, 2013 12:00 AM
Cassidy Williams was the only girl in her AP computer science class at Downers Grove South High School. Now she is one of only five women majoring in computer science, along with 57 men, in Iowa State University's Class of 2014. It's a trend the Downers Grove native hopes to urge girls to change. “If we don't have women in computer science, we're only seeing half the picture,” Cassidy said.
Libertyville, Lincolnshire gymnasts find winning rhythm Sep 11, 2013 12:00 AM
When watching rhythmic gymnasts Laura Zeng of Libertyville and Camilla Feeley of Lincolnshire, you’re not sure whether to be awe-struck or completely baffled as to how they do it. Each of the 13-year-olds has a promising future in the sport. "Laura and Camilla have the psychological ability to show their best when their heart is beating out of their chest,” coach Dani Takova said.
Elgin boy carving name for himself on national level Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM
Wood carving takes extraordinary patience, rigid discipline and remarkable diligence - traits not often associated with an active 12-year-old boy. Yet just seven months after taking up the craft, Elgin's Shane Cloonan already has estanlished himself as one of the best young carvers in the nation. “If you looked at (Shane's) carving, you'd be surprised that a kid made it. You'd think it was an adult,” instructor Josh Guge said.
Barrington Hills teen flourishes in dressage Aug 22, 2013 12:00 AM
While many people are unfamiliar with dressage (rhymes with garage), considered to be the highest expression of horse training and the most artistic of the equestrian sports, Rosie Julian-Simoes doesn't know a life without it. The Barrington Hills teen has been riding all her life, and now she and horse Proteus rank among the country's top competitors in their division.
Glen Ellyn pageant teen finds beauty in music Aug 15, 2013 12:00 AM
Don't tell Isabelle “Izzy” Hanson that she participates in beauty pageants. Yes, the 17-year-old from Glen Ellyn won the title of Miss Illinois' Outstanding Teen in June, and now is in Florida competing in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen. But those are not beauty pageants, she says. “What I gain from the pageants is growing within myself,” she said. “
Des Plaines teen perfects ACT, SAT, tries everything else Aug 8, 2013 12:00 AM
Ben Brissette has perfect ACT and SAT scores, but he doesn't stop there. On a cross country trail, in the pool, onstage or in the science lab, the active Des Plaines teen prefers to be on the move. “You're so much less inclined to waste time when you know how many things you have to do,” the recent Maine West grad said. “The busier I am, the easier it is to cope with it all.”
Young St. Charles gymnast loves what he can do Aug 1, 2013 12:00 AM
Twelve-year-old Austin Jones says there's something really cool about being able to do things that most people can't even fathom. That's why he's loved gymnastics from the first time he tried it, when he was just 4. “I wanted to keep with that because it's really fun in the air, and not a lot of people could do it," said the St. Charles boy. In the eight years since, Austin's hard work has propelled him to become one of the top young gymnasts in the country.
Elk Grove Village dancer already in elite companyJul 25, 2013 12:00 AM
Three years ago, Joey Massarelli didn't know a plie from a pirouette. Today, the Elk Grove Village teen is in London training at the School of the Royal Ballet. "Once I stood at that (ballet) bar, it really started to click and I really started to enjoy it,” said Joey, who'll be a senior at the Chicago Academy for the Arts. “It's kind of cliché, but I feel free. I'm able to really just be myself.”
Suburban kids love rockin’ the stage Jul 18, 2013 12:00 AM
Its members may only be 8 and 10 years old, but LiveWire already is winning praise from the music industry. The band, whose members hail from Geneva, St. Charles and North Aurora, already have performed at several well-known venues and festivals, including Hard Rock Cafes in Chicago and Memphis, The National Underground in Nashville, and the North by Northeast music festival in Toronto.
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