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2019 Year in Review: Kids Did It!

To recap 2019, is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we covered last year.
Today we’re looking at a few of the incredible things kids accomplished in 2019.

Girl, Age 10, Is Youngest to Climb El Capitan’s Nose

El Capitan — in Yosemite Valley.
On June 12, Selah Schneiter set the record as the youngest person to successfully complete the famous climb up “The Nose” of El Capitan. Selah is just 10 years old.

Wimbledon: 15-Year-Old Gauff Beats Venus Williams

Coco Gauff - Wimbledon qualifying, Roehampton 2019.
A huge tennis upset took place at Wimbledon on Monday as 15-year-old Cori Gauff beat 5-time Wimbledon winner Venus Williams. Gauff is the youngest player ever to qualify for Wimbledon.

Spelling Bee Finishes With Eight Winners

Winners of the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Students taking part in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday set a new kind of record. Instead of having one winner, for the first time ever, the contest had eight winners.

Round the World Charlie Makes It Home

Charlie raises bike overhead with Grand Canyon backdrop.
Charlie Condell has finished a record-setting bike trip around the world. The 18-year-old completed the trip in just 248 days in spite of having his bicycle stolen partway through the trip.

Teenager Builds Replacement Arm From Lego

David Aguilar displays the MK-III version of his Lego arm.
If you were born without a body part, could you build that part out of Lego? That’s what a teenager from Andorra has done – several times, in fact.

Steph Curry, 9-Year-Old Team Up to Score Goal

Riley Morrison looks at Stephen Curry.
Last year, Riley Morrison wrote to basketball star Stephen Curry, pointing out that his shoes weren’t sold in girls sizes. Mr. Curry fixed the problem and went further. Now he and Riley have created a new shoe together.

Young Scientists Solve Problems, Win Awards

Winners of the 2019 3M Young Scientist Challenge.
On October 30, 3M announced the results of its 2019 Young Scientist Challenge. 14-year-old Kara Fan’s spray-on bandage beat out several other creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.

Students Hold Climate Strike, Invite Adults to Next One

Greta Thunberg at the front banner of the FridaysForFuture demonstration Berlin 29-03-2019 10
Students are skipping school to hold climate strikes in 119 countries around the world today. And they’re asking adults to join them in another worldwide climate strike on September 20.

Teens Win Millions in Fortnite’s “World Cup”

Fortnite World Cup Duo winners with trophies.
Several teenagers are going home with millions of dollars in prize money after winning the first “World Cup” of the video game Fortnite. The contest shows how popular e-sports have become.



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