Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Talented Teen

Hope Clark's blog today featured a guest writer. Anthony Otten is about to finish his junior year of high school. He writes a piece titled Spinning Yarns Of Gold. You  can read his thoughts about writing at http://hopeclark.blogspot.com/2011/04/spinning-yarns-of-gold.html  I think you'll be as impressed as I was with the maturity of this teen's writing. Be sure to read his Bio at the end, and you'll be filled with admiration and maybe a bit of envy. I am willing to go out on a limb and predict that we will hear his name in the writing world in years to come.

There are other talented teens in the fields of music and writing and art, as well as the sciences and math world. The sporting world is filled with talented teens who dream of doing big things in their adult lives. Many of them will do so. If you know any of these top rated kids, do all you can to encourage them. Too often, the teens we read about in the newspaper or see on TV are the ones who have messed up their lives with drugs or criminal acts. It's easy to fall into the mindset that more teens are trouble than the ones who have talent and drive.

Earlier this week, our high school pops choir sang and danced like professionals at a luncheon I attended. It was sheer pleasure to watch those fresh young faces with the nimble feet and melodic voices doing something they love. There are others at that same high school who are excelling in other fields. It would be nice to see more of their accomplishments on the front page of the local newspaper rather than buried farther back with a couple of lines of print.

Meanwhile, read the wise words of talented teen writer, Anthony Otten at the link above. My thanks to Hope Clark for featuring him in her blog today.

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