Realizing that not all students have laptops to learn from home and the difficulties of using an older laptop or sharing a device, Lake Travis High School senior Tyler von Roemer, set out to improve learning for students in need.
After leaving school, Oli enrolled on an apprenticeship at Mr Barbers, in Bury St Edmunds, alongside a course at West Suffolk College - before venturing out into the business world on his own. He realised Elmswell, his home village, would make a great location for his own barbers while he was walking his dog during lockdown.
“I really want to solve problems in my community wherever possible,” says Rodrigs. “I felt this was the right time to pivot slightly and focus on an application that could help people.” Using GPS technology, the app can detect when users are away from home and issue reminders to don masks and gloves. It also includes a COVID-19 self-assessment tool as well as links to health-care resources and news feeds related to the pandemic.
A teenage entrepreneur is selling her home made lip glosses all over the world and banking thousands of dollars after starting a beauty business in the family lounge in a bid to help her sick father. Devoted to her parents, Melissa Gallagher, 17, launched Iconic Angel Beauty in January, so that her engineer dad James, 55, did not have to take on extra hours at work.
I have always loved to thrift and it’s so much fun to be able to share the items I find with others,” Mills said. Founded in 2018, Miracle Thrift is an Instagram-based thrifting business that specializes in the resale of trendy women’s clothing.
Once the junior theater major is surrounded by a gradient of blues, she peruses every rack of jeans and denim jackets, making sure no rack goes unexplored. After her first go-around, she carries 20 pairs of jeans. Then, she narrows it down, trying to find a range of sizes, styles, washes and brands to fit as many of her customers’ interests and needs as possible.
Gavin Doidge is a 15-year-old Eastview Secondary School student who has been using his time in self-isolation for the better by encouraging creativity. His Writer of the Month contest is a place where new and experienced writers in the Barrie-Innisfil area can submit pieces of work and have a chance to be featured on his website(Gavin Doidge Photography).
Burhanpurkar’s winning start-up, Adventus Robotics, operates at the cutting edge of artifical intelligence-based, self-driving technology for wheelchairs. “I had worked on the wheelchair at University of Toronto and continued it here,” she said. “I do have experience with relatives in wheelchairs and see how difficult it can be to move in them, particularly when there are nerve issues.”
Grace Thomas, a home schooled student about to enter her senior year, loves to bake sweets for people. Though she fills her time with school, babysitting, church activities and spending time outdoors, she manages to squeeze in time in the kitchen.
Jacob Shafe, now 15, runs his own blacksmith business on the side in between practising karate and going to school. As a teenager, he became one of the youngest blacksmiths in Britain after he taught himself through YouTube tutorials aged just 13. There are only thought to be around 600 blacksmiths left in the UK but Jacob hopes to carry on the traditional trade when he leaves school in three years.