12-year-old girl sells steer for $100,000

Tweens in the news
Obama pushes reading via new technologies Linking reading to technology, the White House has pulled together major book publishers. They will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students. Commitments are also being sought from local governments and schools across the country to ensure that every st... - Posted on May 5, 2015
Proms become platform for good deeds, social change Proms traditionally have been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity to be inclusive rather than exclusive. They're using proms as vehicles for good deeds. And to ... - Posted on April 28, 2015
World Festival: Day one - Let the games begin! Hello World! Chloe here, with news of Team Geared UP!’s first day at the FIRST® LEGO League World Festival Championship. Setting Up Shop Now that all the team members arrived from Virginia, we set up shop! We started our day by setting up our bo... - Posted on April 27, 2015
These kids are kicking cancer – literally! The young people who learn martial arts at a studio north of Detroit are not considered students. Their instructors use a different word. Heroes. That's because the techniques these children learn will be used not to take on an opponent from a rival studio. Ins... - Posted on February 24, 2015
Little League superstar Mo'ne Davis writing a book! A memoir when you're still a teenager may seem premature. But not for Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game. "Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name" will be released in March by HarperCollins Children's Books. The honor roll student fr... - Posted on November 20, 2014
YouTube tots pick top toys A snaggletooth 8-year-old. A middle schooler with a punk rocker bob cut and big earrings. Tween siblings with a penchant for playing. These are among the young power brokers who will determine the toys that will be under Christmas trees this year. At a time when toy s... - Posted on November 7, 2014
Fifth grader finds 14,000-year-old arrowhead Noah Cordle and his family were vacationing on Long Beach Island in New Jersey last summer. That's when a discovery cut his boogie boarding session short. Something pointy brushed against his leg. "It didn't feel like any of the other shells," he says. He reached into... - Posted on November 7, 2014
Little Leaguers meet Big Leaguers in Phila. The 13-year-old star female pitcher, Mo'ne Davis, and her Taney Dragons teammates who thrilled Philadelphians — and many others — at the Little League World Series got to meet their favorite major league team Wednesday night. The Philadelphia Phillies hosted a tribute to... - Posted on August 29, 2014
Oh, boy! Girls rock Little League World Series What's everyone talking about at the Little League World Series? Girls, as in girls who are playing on teams typically dominated by boys. Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis and Canada's Emma March became the 17th and 18th girls to play in the tournament, only the third time in the ... - Posted on August 19, 2014
12-year-old girl sells steer for $100,000 A 12-year-old girl needs a bigger piggy bank. Shaelye Varner showed the grand champion steer at the Illinois State Fair, then sold it at auction for a whopping $100,000. That shattered last year's fair record of $62,000. Large companies like AT&T, Monsanto and DeK... - Posted on August 16, 2014