Shining a Spotlight on Area Teens

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The school year may be winding down, but this year’s Extraordinary Teens haven’t slowed a bit. From leadership positions to honor societies and sports teams to volunteerism, they have achieved and given
back at extraordinary levels. Read about each one of them in our feature.

Three local teens were also recently awarded the Patrick King Art Student Scholarship, recognizing outstanding artists. This memorial scholarship serves to inspire them to “pursue their passions and embrace the indomitable spirit of the human soul.” Read more in our On A High Note article.

If you’re looking for ways to engage your own extraordinary teen this summer, turn the pages over to our Family Fun section where you’ll find our Summer Bucket list for Teens and Tweens. Try a few of these ideas on for size in your household, and before you know it, you’ll be the cool parent in the neighborhood. Or
plan some family volunteer time for Rise Against Hunger. This organization is making a tremendous impact internationally. Read more in Giving Back.

For the history buffs among us, our Destinations piece is all about Rippon Lodge this month. Check out their upcoming events and learn more about the history of the home. And Local Flavor will entice your taste buds with the details on My Cravingz, serving up traditional Turkish Cuisine.

Health and Wellness features wellness tips for your summer days, while Home and Hearth will get you gardening, no matter how small your space or how little time you have. Your Finances provides strategies to help you maximize your charitable giving. Wishing you a sunshine-filled summer with plenty of time for
relaxation and exploring our area.

Rebecca Barnes
Publisher

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