If it seems like so much has changed since 2007, it’s because
ANNALEIGH GRILO FOCUSES ON HER FUTURE WITH COURAGE, DETERMINATION
Annaleigh Grilo picked up the hammer and stared at the silent bell — only rung in the oncology wing as a declaration of freedom. She looked into the crowd of supporters: family, friends and doctors who had become forged, like the bell metal, into a solid shoulder of love and support.
Always a wellfit girl
COLBY ROBERTSON APPLIES THE SKILLS SHE TEACHES TEENS TO HERSELF
Mountain climbing in the tropical forests of Peru and exploring Machu Picchu, one of the won-ders of the world, is a great perk, but it’s not the best part of Colby Robertson’s job.
A Healer in
SOLVING PROBLEMS IS HAILEY MATHIEU’S SUPERPOWER
When a fellow student in her AP biology class was struggling with English as a second language, she tutored him. Hurricane Irma left the community in sham-bles, she started a Red Cross Club at school. When her mother was dangerously ill, she was inspired to consider a career in medicine.
The STEMinist crusader
IT’S FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR ANABELLA MARIA GALANG
Annabella Maria Galang’s Twitter handle, @TheOnco-Optimist, speaks volumes. Her Twitter profile reads, “Cancer Researcher. Entrepre-neur. Speaker. 17. High School ’19. College ’23. STEMinist. Polyglot. Founder of @SteministMVMT.
FOLLOWING YEARS OF MENTORING,LITZY ZUNIGA ENVISIONS HER BEST LIFE
Litzy Zuniga looks at life as a series of opportunities — ones she is careful not to miss.This critical thinking emerged at the age of 5, when she and her mother risked traveling to Naples, leaving their life in Mexico behind.