TGIF! The weekend is finally here and the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team has rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web. Check out our Friday Faves!
1. A Long Island teenager accomplished the incredible feat of getting accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. Kwasi Enin, 17, is the son of immigrant nurses from Ghana. He aspires to be a physician. Curious what his application essay was about? Business Insider published Kwasi’s essay about the impact music has had on his life.
2. According to a new study, teens can be victims of bullying regardless of where they rank in their school’s social hierarchy. Popular teens are not only more likely to pick on others, but to also be picked on themselves. This study shows that even though a teen may be in the “popular group,” they are still not immune to social pressures and bullying.
3. At only 12 years old, Jaysea Devoe is believed to be the youngest certified yoga instructor in the U.S. She completed 200 hours of training and now works with preschoolers, teens, and tweens. Jaysea isn’t the only one in her family pursuing her dreams at a young age—her twin brother is a sponsored competitive surfer and her older brother is a professional spear fisherman.
4. For a science fair project, 14-year-old Suvir Mirchandi found that if the government switches their preferred font, they could save 30 percent of ink costs—or $136 million annually. The font Garamound is thinner, and as a result, uses less ink to print. Because the font is smaller, it also saves the amount of paper used. The project is both environmentally and economically beneficial.
5. Yum! In honor of National Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Day, Escondido Charter High School set out to create a world record for the longest PB&J sandwich. Students worked together to create a 51-foot sandwich using 17 jars of jelly, 25 loaves of bread, and 30 pounds of peanut butter.
Did we miss anything big from this week? Share your faves in the comments below!