Leeann SausserCurrent Age: 19
School: Scecina Memorial High School
Hobbies: writing, golf, knitting, playing oboe or piano, homework, coloring with my friends at Starbucks :)
Favorite Color: purple, blue and green
Favorite Book(s): Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter
Favorite Movie(s): O Brother Where Art Thou, Music Man, Sherlock Holmes
Favorite Food: sandwiches
Stories by Leeann
YOUTH ON THE TRAIL By Max Gabovitch, 19, Leeann Sausser, 18
To 18-year-old Asher Heimermann, “There is no age limit in participating in politics or community service.”
However, Asher doesn’t just tell young people to get involved with politics. He shows them.
The bitter and sweet about life in Rushville By Leeann Sausser, 18, Sarah Panfil, 16, Priya Mirmira, 15
“I like Rushville. It’s where my family is, but the job opportunities won’t be here," says Taylor Edwards, 19.
Class of 2010 By Leeann Sausser, 16, Sarah Panfil, 14, Brianna Starks, 14
As the last traditional year of schooling comes to an end, many seniors rejoice. No more seemingly endless hours of classes, nasty cafeteria food or annoying underclassmen to deal with …unless they’re going to college, that is.
A fine adaptation of a fine book By Allison Simmons, 13, Laura Cockman, 17, Leeann Sausser, 15
Fans of the book “The Giver” will find much to like about IRT’s production of the same name. Because the play focuses less on the lead character, Jonas, as the newly appointed receiver of memories, it manages to maintain a faster pace and keep the audience’s interest, even for those unfamiliar with the book.
Would you want to live forever? By Bekie Stergar, 14, Leeann Sausser, 15, Sarah Panfil, 13, Victoria Kreyden, 14, Beverly Jenkins, 17, Hanna Fogel, 17
In 1975, “Tuck Everlasting,” by Natalie Babbitt, hit store shelves. Through the years, the book gained popularity, inspiring children everywhere to fantasize about immortality and dream about what might happen if they ever stumbled upon a magic spring.
Today’s children may be able to do more than fantasize about finding a fountain of youth. Dr. Aubrey de Grey leads a team of scientists who are finding ways to radically extend human life. As a biomedical gerontologist – a doctor who studies aging – de Grey isn’t just studying how people age but attempting to slow down the process.
Young actors thrill to stage life By Leeann Sausser, 13, Milan Patel, 18
Allison "Allie" Eberle, an eighth-grade student at Guion Creek Middle School in Pike Township, works hard to maintain straight A's. She also plays viola and violin in the orchestra, and she's a soccer and basketball player.
Bing Crosby only good thing going in 'Going My Way' By Leeann Sausser, 13
The comedy of “Holiday Inn” was one of Bing Crosby’s best movies. He was fabulous in “White Christmas”.
Lucky for him, in “Going My Way,: he’s the best part. Other than that, it doesn’t stand out in a crowd.
Itch to publish starts young By Kaitlin Payne, 14, Leeann Sausser, 13
What do the books "Frankenstein," "The Outsiders" and "Eragon" have in common? They were all written by teen authors. Mary Shelley wrote the classic horror tale "Frankenstein" at 18; S.E. Hinton wrote the social commentary "The Outsiders" about conflicts between poor and rich kids when she was 16; and beginning at age 15, Christopher Paolini wrote the fantasy, "Eragon," about a teen who becomes a