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Victoria Kreyden

Current Age: 20
School: University High School
I was born in Odessa, Ukraine and moved to America when I was 3. I am an only child.

Interests: I love ballet and cats and writing and talking with my friends. I've taken ballet lessons ever since I was three.

Hobbies: Ballet, drawing, writing, going to Petsmart to look at kittens.
Favorite Color: turquiose
Favorite Book(s): All Quiet on the Western Front
Favorite Movie(s): That Darn Cat
Favorite Food: Greek Gyros
Favorite YPress Story: New Breed of Seed

Stories by Victoria

Helping hands give children a leg up
By Victoria Kreyden, 16, Greta Herbertz, 13
“The research is pretty clear that youth who are in positive, long-lasting, intensive relationships do better over time in all of those areas we talked about: academic, behavioral and psychological,” according to Professor Jean Rhodes of the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
From left) Ja\'Quay Collyear, 17, Myia Girton, 16, Jasmine Otam, 17, and Gabrielle White, 17, don\'t always like the gender-segregation policy at Charles A. Tindley but they say it has helped their school performance.
Single-sex classes have plusses, minuses
By Victoria Kreyden, 15
Alternative to dinner and a movie
By Rachel Gardner, 15, Victoria Kreyden, 15, Shanze Tahir, 13, Maggie Fikes, 18
Y-Press recently visited Incredible Pizza Company (IPC), a family entertainment center and restaurant located in Greenwood, one of two locations in Indiana. Based in Missouri, the company has now 14 locations in the Midwest and Mexico.
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
Cyber danger
By Victoria Kreyden, 15, Laura Cockman, 18, Joey Krall, 16
Computers and mobile phones allow adults and children to communicate and send information. However, these venues can be used to commit crimes, knowingly and unknowingly.
Child abandoned
By Beverly Jenkins, 18, Victoria Kreyden, 14
It’s a scene often found in fiction: A desperate woman, alone and usually dressed in dingy clothes, places an infant, swathed in a blanket, on the stoop of a building.
Outrun the Sun
By Joi Officer, 15, Victoria Kreyden, 14, Laura Cockman, 17
Almost every hour of the day, people can be seen in tanning salons. And every hour of the day, one American dies from melanoma.
Defending faith
By Tommaso Verderame, 15, Victoria Kreyden, 14, Joey Krall, 15
With the increasing diversity of the United States, anyone with religious convictions is bound to be asked at some point: “Why do you believe in that?”
Franklin Central High School recycling club
Teens are committed to recycling
By Izaak Hayes, 18, Victoria Kreyden, 14, David Glass, 18
Because of the recession, adults have become less concerned about the environment, according to nationwide polls by Gallup and the Pew Research Center earlier this year. Thankfully, kids across the country are taking up the slack.
Would you want to live forever?
By Hanna Fogel, 17, Beverly Jenkins, 17, Victoria Kreyden, 14, Sarah Panfil, 13, Leeann Sausser, 15, Bekie Stergar, 14
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.
Exotic animals may be fascinating, but not all make great pets
By Shelby Helton, 17, Peter Akinola, 15, William Andrews, 11, Sam Clark, 11, Victoria Kreyden, 13, Alex Williams, 11
Instead of awakening to Spot barking or Frisky purring, Lauren Van Atter listens to Fiyero sing a solo at 6 a.m. Fiyero, named for a character in the musical "Wicked" is Lauren's cockatiel. Most kids have pet dogs and cats, but according to Dr. Angela Lennox, more young people are choosing to own exotic pets than ever before.
Young inner-city teens list community improvement and school safety as top concerns
By Mallory St. Claire, 16, Jonathan Gainer, 15, Michelle Hu, 16, Victoria Kreyden, 12, Noelle Sercer, 13, , 38, Warren Stokes, 17
As the political gambits of the 2008 campaigns kick into high gear, involvement by youth is higher than in any election. According to the Pew Research Center, overall youth turnout - voters ages 17 to 200 for the primaries has increased five percent from the 2004 election.