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2012’s Inspiring Kids

December 18th, 2012


HTE Kids’ News believes that all kids are inspiring.

Kids are the ones who show adults how to truly live. The wonderful ideas, the creative solutions, the dreams, the focus, the bravery, the trust, and the expressions of love — just some of what make kids extraordinary. Every day.

As 2012 comes to a close, and in light of recent events, we’d like to share with you some of the sights, sounds, spirit, and symbols, of just a few of this year’s amazing children.

(HTE apologizes in advance for any advertisements in the videos, we have no control over them.)

A six-year-old boy with cerebral palsy greeted his father’s return home from the army by walking to him … for the first time.

A 9-year-old boy believed that if he built his cardboard arcade … his customers would come.

15-year-old hockey player, Connor McDavid, became the youngest player to sign a huge endorsement deal with the sporting goods company Reebok/CCM. Reebok’s representative said, “We are not in the habit of signing kids that age, but there are special occurrences and this is one.” He’s not even old enough to drive! But he is being compared to hockey’s current superstar, Sydney Crosby … by Sydney Crosby himself!

Some 14- and 15-year-olds girls in Africa are developing a way to create up to 6 hours of usable electricity, using … pee! Click here to learn more.

Photo credit: Maker Faire Africa

Pakistan’s Malala Yousufzai, age 15, is recovering after being attacked by an extremist group, called the Taliban. They attacked her for saying that girls should have the same right to education as boys. Amazingly, this isn’t the case in some parts of the world. The United Nations declared November 10th to be Malala Day. Some believe she should win a Nobel Peace Prize. She has already won an international youth peace prize that was recently renamed in her honor.

Children pray for the recovery of Malala Yousufzai, shown in poster. Photo credit: Shakil Adil/AP

New York high-school senior Samantha Garvey became a semi-finalist in a national science competition … while being homeless.

HTE Kids’ News friends , Olivia and Carter Ries at One More Generation , encourage you to write letters to South African President, Jacob Zuma, to help save the endangered rhinocerous species.

Eleven-year-old Noah donated his Halloween candy to kids who couldn’t trick or treat this year because of Hurricane Sandy.

Photo credit: Mashable.com

And this 2-year-old boy reminds us to dance like no one is watching … even when 16 million people on YouTube are.

You don’t have to do something big that makes the news. HTE could feature each and every one of you, just for being you.

Here There Everywhere — News for Kids has supported, this holiday season, organizations that provide relief , as well as honor children’s safety and rights . We wish you a peaceful holiday.

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