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Danielle Hensley

Current Age: 18
School: Cascade High School
Favorite Color: blue .
Favorite Book(s): going bovine .
Favorite Food: gummy bears .

Stories by Danielle

Can't we all be friends?
By Rachel Gardner, 16, Danielle Hensley, 15, Matthew Stubbs, 18, Zach Manges, 17
Gay teens talk about dangers of being different.
Seeking new highs, teens share prescription drugs.
Rx drugs near top of abuse list
By Eric Chen, 18, Danielle Hensley, 14
Prescription drug use has exploded recently, especially among teens. They comprise the second most abused drugs by 12- to 17-year-olds, behind marijuana.
City Stories 2010
By Hrishikesh Deshpande, 15, Madison DaBreo, 13, Brianna Starks, 15, Carmela Verderame, 10, Shayan Ahmad, 16, Min Qiao, 18, Danielle Hensley, 14, Warren Stokes, 19, Victoria Kreyden, 15, Keenen Brannon, 16, Pete Shirley, 16
EYEsee
By Danielle Hensley, 14, Brianna Starks, 15
Before 2008, Janice Guzon never gave a second thought to good eyesight. Thumbing through magazines while doing research in the library that summer, she noticed that few people from Third World countries wore eyeglasses. She just assumed that they all had really good vision, unlike her.
FUNDaFIELD
By Danielle Hensley, 13, Naomi Farahan, 13, Shanze Tahir, 12
Professional soccer’s top competition will be played in South Africa this summer, and the country is buzzing with excitement. Not only will it be the first time the Federation of International Football Association will stage the FIFA World Cup on African soil, but it also recognizes soccer’s importance to this historic land and its youth.
Neutral Zone
By Danielle Hensley, 13
Allison Correll, 18, likes to help people. She also likes to take photographs. When she joined Neutral Zone, she got to do both. Neutral Zone is an artistic teen center that gives teens opportunities to take up new hobbies and find new talents.
DreamYard
By Danielle Hensley, 13
DreamYard is Chelsea John’s outlet. She became involved in third grade when the organization came to her school to teach art and she’s now a high school junior bringing art to others.
Activism: arts
By Danielle Hensley, 13, Laura Cockman, 17
In Des Moines, Iowa, music venues are not allowed to hold all-ages music events after 9 p.m. That has not sat well with under-21 activists who have been working with city officials in hopes of changing the code to make music venues more available to the city’s youth.
PEACH club
By Danielle Hensley, 13
Fawna Racine, 19, went from almost dropping out of high school to creating her own group, finding her own voice, and making her own mark on her school.
Using a Wii helps keep young patients moving
By Danielle Hensley, 12
In 2006, the Nintendo Wii was introduced and immediately gained worldwide popularity among young people. Wii players loved the game simulations but soon learned how to cheat the system – finding that a flick of the wrist was as good as a full swing in hitting a home run in baseball, or faking perfect balance on the balance beam by using hands instead of feet on the game platform.