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NCAA Basketball: 10-Year-Old Boy Correctly Picks Final 4

If you've been following NCAA basketball, you probably know that this year's March Madness was particularly maddening, with a record-breaking number of top-seed upsets.
To put that in perspective, consider that out of the 5.9 million bracket...
Middle-schooler predicted major hoops upsets.

Boy, 10, Honored for Saving His Baby Sitter's Life

Baby sitters are supposed to protect young children, but in the case of two Connecticut youngsters, the situation was reversed. Tucker and Nina Stoops of Darien, Conn., will be honored March 31 at their local library for heroic actions th...
Boy called 911 after his sister finds their baby sitter in distress.

Amazing Kid: Jessica Markowitz

Jessica Markowitz started raising money to help send Rwandan girls to school when she was just 11 years old. Credit: Lori Markowitz Amazing Kid: Jessica Markowitz Age: 15 Grade: 10th Home Town: Seattle School: Garfield High Schoo...Jessica Markowitz started raising money to help send Rwandan girls to school when she was just 11 years old.

Amazing Kid: Olivia Bouler

Olivia Bouler sits at her desk drawing birds to raise money for the Gulf of Mexico. Credit: Nadine Bouler
Amazing Kid: Olivia Bouler Age: 11 Grade: 6th Home Town: Islip, N.Y. School: Islip Middle School, Islip, N.Y. Favo...
Olivia Bouler, 11, turned her artistic talents into badly needed money to help care for the birds of the area after the Gulf oil spill disaster.

British Kids Youngest Ever to Publish Scientific Study in UK Journal

I Scientist film from Storymakers TV on Vimeo.
If your fourth grader hasn't yet been published in a major scientific journal, sorry, but she's just been bested by a group of kids in the United Kingdom. Twenty-five kids between the ages of 8 a...
Really young scientists have their work published in a prestigious British journal.

Amazing Kid: Austin Gutwein

Amazing Kid Austin Gutwein has raised millions of dollars for charity, using his favorite sport to make a difference. Credit: Courtesy of Hoops of Hope Amazing Kid: Austin Gutwein Age: 16 Grade: 11th Home Town: Mesa, Ariz. School...He was inspired to action by the story of a little Zambian girl named Maggie who had lost both of her parents to AIDS.

Amazing Kid: Brianna Cart

Amazing Kid Brianna Cart sends care packages to soldiers serving overseas. Credit: Maryanne VanBurger
Amazing Kid: Brianna Cart Age: 16 Grade: 11th Home Town: Owego, N.Y. School: Homeschooled Favorite Ice Cream: Rainbow She...
Brianna Cart sends care packages to soldiers serving overseas.

Amazing Kid: Kylie Kuhns

Kylie Kuhns is working to help make life a little brighter for children with cancer. Credit: Courtesy of Kylie Kuhns Amazing Kid: Kylie Kuhns Age: 13 Grade: 8th Home Town: Mifflinburg, Penn. School: Mifflinburg Area Middle School...This teen is helping kids with cancer conquer their fears.

Amazing Kid: Kyle & Garrett Weiss

Amazing Kids Garrett (l.) and Kyle (r.) Weiss spreading the gift of soccer near Gulu in Uganda. Credit: FUNDaFIELD
Amazing Kid: Kyle Weiss Age: 18 Grade: 12th Home Town: Danville, Calif. School: Monta Vista High School, Danville, Calif....
A trip to the Wold Cup in 2006 inspired the brothers to build soccer fields in Africa.

Amazing Kid: Shannon McNamara

Amazing Kid Shannon McNamara empowers girls in Africa through education. Credit: Megan McNamara
Amazing Kid: Shannon McNamara Age: 17 Grade: 12th Home Town: Basking Ridge, N.J. School: Ridge High School, Basking Ridge, New Jersey Favor...
Shannon McNamara empowers girls in Africa through education.

Amazing Kid: Zach Bonner

Amazing Kid Zach Bonner raised money for homeless kids this year by walking coast-to-coast. Credit: Laurie Bonner
Amazing Kid: Zach Bonner Age: 13 Grade: 7th Home Town: Valrico, Fla. School: K12 Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip ...
"If you're a kid and you want to help, just do it -- take your idea and run with it," Zach says.

Amazing Kid: Neha Gupta

Neha Gupta visits with orphans in India. Credit: Vikas Gupta
Amazing Kid: Neha Gupta Age: 14 Grade: 9th Home Town: Yardley, Penn. School: Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills, Penn. Favorite Ice Cream: Mango Why Neha is Amazing: Neha ...
Inspired by her grandparents, Neha started raising money for orphans and underprivileged children when she was just 9 years old.

Amazing Kid: Brigitte Berman

Brigitte Berman, an anti-bullying advocate, is the youngest person ever to participate in a NASA mission. Credit: Ronald Dantowitz, Clay Center Observatory
Amazing Kid: Brigitte Berman Age: 16 Grade: 11th Hometown: Dover, Mass. School: So...
She's helping to stop bullying and taking part in NASA space missions. Oh, and she is just 16.

Amazing Kid: Aitan Grossman

Amazing Kid Aitan Grossman teaching his music to kids in Botswana. Credit: Lauren Grossman
Amazing Kid: Aitan Grossman Age: 14 Grade: 8th Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif. School: The Nueva School, Hillsborough, Calif. Favorite Ice Cream: Hä...
This California teen is working to save the Earth though song.

Amazing Kids: Sweet Sisters Tend Honey Hives for Lives

Carly and Molly Houlahan started Hives for Lives following their paternal grandfather's death from cancer. Credit: Hives for Lives With a big assist from thousands of bees, two suburban Philadelphia sisters have created a super sweet business th...Hives 4 Lives has donated more than $170,000 to cancer research.


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