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2018 Year in Review: Kids Did It!

To recap 2018, has been taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we covered last year.
To end our recap, we take a look at a few of the incredible things kids accomplished in 2018.

13-year-old Finds Viking Treasure

The coins found were like these coins belonging to Vikings in the Museum of Finland.
A 13-year-old boy and his teacher have helped find a Viking treasure. A coin the two found has led scientists to the 1,000-year-old treasure of a Viking king.

Texas Teen Wins National Spelling Bee

Karthik Nemmani won the Scripps National Spelling Bee by spelling "koinonia".
On Thursday, 14-year-old Karthik Nemmani of Texas won the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee. He beat 515 other students to win a prize worth $40,000.

14-Year-Old Runs for Vermont Governor

Ethan Sonneborn
Ethan Sonneborn is one of four Democrats running for governor of Vermont. What sets Ethan apart from the other people running is that he’s only 14 years old.

Indonesian Teen Survives 49 Days at Sea

Aldi found by MV Arpeggion (photo by MV Arpeggio crew)
Aldi lived alone on a fishing raft, tied up many miles off shore. When his raft broke loose, he floated alone across the Pacific Ocean for seven weeks. And lived.

11-Year-Old Becomes World Othello Champion

Japanese winners from the 2018 World Othello Championships.
Last Friday, Keisuke Fukuchi became the winner of the 42nd annual World Othello Championships, beating over 80 of the world’s best players from 24 different countries. Keisuke is only 11 years old.

15-Year-Old’s Climate Protest Inspires People Around the World

Greta holding sign that says, "School Strike for Climate".
In Stockholm, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg has been skipping school to sit outside Sweden’s parliament building. She hopes her protests will force Sweden’s government to focus on climate change.



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