Nick Storey (11) whipped out his phone and pulled up his stock app. The screen was overwhelmed with a number of statistics, profit margins, and even daily news from China, which he finds useful because of one of his latest investments is Baidu, a Chinese company.
Leslie Leung (11) walked back to the en garde line and quickly glanced at the scoreboard. The score was 4-4 with only 45 seconds left, so this was her last chance to score and win the match. She could feel the sweat soaking up inside her thick suit like an extra layer of skin, but she couldn’t let it hold her back, not now. She took a deep breath, and when the referee said “Fence!” she was ready.
A group of about a dozen people stood in a living room casually chatting, but it was obvious the teenagers were still shy with one another. They all gathered around the television as the familiar theme song of Harry Potter started playing. By the end of the night, the room was filled with laughter and chatter.
Nathan Glovinsky (10) attempted to control his nerves as he went to the final candidate meeting. He watched as each person received his or her own envelope that contained a single letter. He finally received his and ripped it open rather than wait.
There he was: founder and CEO of TOMS shoes, Blake Mycoskie. He wanted to know what the latest trends in fashion were, from a young adult’s standpoint, and what young people, specifically ages 12-20, were buying and wearing.
Around him, Finn witnessed random strangers hugging each other and comforting others who were in tears. But even with these small acts of kindness, there was still a sense of despair in the air. It disheartened him to know that these traumatic events occurred on the Boston holiday of Patriots’ Day.
The Cyber Security team sat in a row of chairs at the front of the room, on both sides of the podium. They beamed as Mayor Bob Filner congratulated them April 23 for winning the San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup.