There aren't any simple tricks to earn $400,000 in scholarships and gain admission to Harvard. But for the Evergreen High School senior who managed to do it, three things were necessary: church, sleep and an open mind.
A shower of sparks exploded from the tip of the welder that 17-year-old Mang Sang was wielding as he touched it to one of the metal gears attached to the Workshop School's mobile structure for the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby.
Jack Rummler was in the hospital for yet another surgery – this one on his knee – but he kept emailing his journalism teacher and his classmates at Boone High School. The then-10th grader wanted to stay on top of his newspaper assignments and didn't want anyone else stuck with work he'd taken on.
In a competition that draws aspiring lawyers from some of the country's most prestigious private academies, a team from one of Seattle's most diverse public high schools claimed the top honor in this year's National High School Mock Trial Championship.