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The actress scored her breakout role in 2014 as Riley Matthews on Disney Meets World, but this year, Blanchard also made a name for herself as an outspoken activist and feminist. She penned an essay about the importance of intersectional feminism that went viral (racking up more than 97,000 likes on Instagram) and earned high praise from feminist blogs and fans like Emma Watson. She also spoke at the UN Women annual summit in June, where she explained how gender inequality affects youth. In her speech, she revealed that her biggest dream is to attend the Columbia School of Journalism. GrossmanSpain Your Mind Direct rock climbing route is considered one of the most difficult courses in the world, thwarting all but the most skilled of adult, mostly male athletes. So when Shiraishi, at age 13, completed the challenge earlier this year becoming the youngest person and the first woman ever to do so was dubbed rock climbing royalty, earning rave write ups in Outside magazine, the New York Times and more. (Her reaction: a celebratory Instagram whose caption started with The New York resident now says she hopes to compete in the 2020 Olympics in her parents native Japan climbing is added as a sport. BegleyJennings, who has lived as a girl since age 5, has never been afraid to speak out, educating the likes of Barbara Walters and Oprah Winfrey (and their millions of viewers) about the transgender experience when she was still in middle school. But this year, Jennings emerged as a full blown public figure, starring in an ad campaign for Clean Clear (tagline: the real me and inviting cameras to film her everyday routine for bathing suits, going to soccer practice the TLC docu series I Am Jazz, whose premiere lured more than 1.3 million viewers. main thing that really keeps me motivated in continuing to share my story, Jennings told TIME in July, the fact that I know change is being created when I see people who tell me that I really affected their lives. It just a beautiful thing.The New York Times Magazine cover boy has been a culinary sensation ever since he started a supper club at age 11 out of his California home. Now, however, he a full fledged restaurateur, serving meals three days a week at a pop up location in Manhattan and charging $160 a head for 14 course dinners. McGarry success at his 12 seat venue are highly in demand irked some older culinary professionals, who say he shouldn be called a without years of training. But McGarry doesn mind: the chef of Eureka, he tells TIME of his restaurant. create all the dishes, I cook all the food.In May, soccer fans got a glimpse of the future when Odegaard subbed in for reigning World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo in the second half of a La Liga match. The Norwegian prodigy became the youngest player to take the pitch for Real Madrid, the world wealthiest soccer club. Odegaard signed with Real Madrid in January, for a reported $4 million. you get carried away now, you won get far in 10 years, Odegaard said. supposed to be at my best then, not now. That I know. GregoryThe actress is best known as Rue from The Hunger Games series role that earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination and a Teen Choice Award she doesn just take part in pop culture, she actively critiques it. For a school history project, she and another classmate made a video called Cash Crop My Cornrows that was widely covered by the media and examined how white stars and icons adopted black culture as a way of being edgy while staying silent on issues such as police brutality. Stenberg is unafraid to call out celebrities she thinks are appropriating culture: in July she criticized Kylie Jenner on this list showing off her cornrows on Instagram but failing to use her of power to help black Americans. FeeneyThe Vine star some 4.3 million followers spent the past year making an outsize mark on the music industry. In April, his debut album, Handwritten, topped the Billboard 200, making him the youngest artist to achieve this feat since Justin Bieber. Then he scored a slot as an opening act on Taylor Swift blockbuster tour.The older First Daughter is now a full fledged cultural icon, whose fashion choices and college visits (most recently, to Brown University) routinely make headlines. Earlier this year, for example, a leaked photo appeared to show Obama sporting a T shirt with the logo for Brooklyn hip hop collective Pro Era, driving record traffic to co founder Joey Bada$$ Wikipedia page. Obama was spotted on the set of HBO Girls over the summer, reportedly as part of an internship for creator Lena Dunham. GrossmanWhile most high school students are struggling to write their college admission essays, Turton is breaking cyber security news for The Daily Dot, a website that covers news about Internet culture. The Richmond, Va., teen started writing video game reviews at 14, and has said he rather spend his free time cultivating sources than going to school dances. And his diligence has paid off he nabbed scoops about Uber and the first interview with the Lizard Squad hacking collective behind the PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox Live breach. This summer, he broke news of cyber attacks on the websites of Planned Parenthood and New York Magazine, which he stayed up all night to report out during an internship at The Daily Dot New York City office. B. WaxmanSix months ago, barely anyone had heard of Silent (real name: Richard Lamar Hawk), an aspiring rapper from Stone Mountain, Georgia. (He says he came up with the idea while entertaining classmates at lunch.) Within a week, the video had earned roughly 2.5 million views. By mid October, it had logged more than 300 million,
spawning countless parodies and celebrity imitations and eventually reaching Number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Next up for its multiplatinum singer? Attending college, where he plans to study business. GrossmanThe daughter of Terri Irwin and the late Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin is no stranger to the spotlight; since her father death in 2006, she has worked as a conservationist, actress, TV presenter and singer, mostly within her native Australia. version of Dancing With the Stars, earning her magazine covers (Us Weekly, Australia Telegraph Sunday Style), as well as ample coverage on entertainment blogs recently for an emotional dance tribute to her father, which earned the season first perfect 10.Three years after being shot by the Taliban while going to school in her native Pakistan, Yousafzai is now a fierce advocate for girls education. General Assembly, appealed for the release of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram, and launched the BooksNotBullets campaign to encourage politicians to redirect some military spending toward global education. On July 12 18th birthday traveled to a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon to open a school. time with Malala Yousafzai made me stronger, wrote Mezon Almellehan, a Syrian refugee, in this year Time 100. suffered, and yet she continues to fight for what she believes in the rights of children and for their education. BajekalThe former shy tween on E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians is now arguably the most watched teenager in the world, commanding an audience of 60 million people across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and her best selling app. I do, I always start these huge trends, Jenner tells TIME of phenomena like the KylieJennerLipChallenge, for which thousands of social media users (unprompted by Jenner) tried to mimic her cosmetically enhanced lips with at home suction tricks. But that not the kind of influence she aiming for. just want to inspire my fans to be whoever they want to be, Jenner says, that what I always done.As an analyst and associate at Binary Capital, a venture capital firm that manages more than $130 million in investments, Zhong holds a job often reserved for much older workers, many of them with MBAs. But in this case, it appears her age is an asset: the San Francisco resident, who deferred acceptance to the University of California at Berkeley, is tasked with finding worthy designers, developers and entrepreneurs of them her age or younger have the potential to create the next Snapchat, as she explained in a recent Wall Street Journal profile. Martin wife reportedly forbade him from killing off the character over five seasons, Williams has proven she more than up to the challenge. The actress, as it turns out, is just as likable as her plucky onscreen counterpart delightfully off kilter reaction to the shocking deaths of certain characters was retweeted more than 3,500 times. Williams will likely only continue to become more popular HBO show set a series ratings record ratings record with 8.11 million viewers of its last finale she branches out. The actress is also appearing on another genre cult favorite, Doctor Who, this year.At the age of 17, this New Zealander became the youngest golfer to be ranked number one in the world, breaking Tiger Woods record. And with back to back birdies on the final holes at September Evian Championship, she grabbed another record as the youngest winner of a women major event first. She then went on to regain her number one ranking she held the top spot for 19 weeks earlier in the year in the world with a victory at the LPGA Taiwan Championship in October. Her goal for 2016 is to play in Rio when golf returns to the Olympics: no greater honor than playing for your country, she said. But Ko still makes time to be a teen, regularly posting videos of bejeweled golf balls markers and Dubsmash videos to her SnapChat and Instagram channels. handed over the colony to Beijing in 1997. Although immediate political reform has not been achieved Wong is currently facing trespassing charges for storming a public square activist, now one of Hong Kong most recognizable political figures, isn planning to give up. want the world to know that the Umbrella Revolution isn over, he told TIME in October. want to fight for democracy.In January, the YouTube star was one of a select group of social media celebs who interviewed President Obama after the State of the Union address. The fashion and beauty blogger boasts a huge number of fans nicknamed Motavators on multiple social networks: 9.5 million subscribers on YouTube, 2.69 million followers on Twitter and 5.2 million followers on Instagram. She continues to work on a line of clothing and home decor for A release her own music and work on charitable endeavors with UNICEF. And in August, teens cast 25 million votes for FOX Teen Choice awards, where Mota won for Choice Web Star: Female.As the most watched person on Vine Miami teen has more than 7.2 billion loops and 9.7 million followers has mastered the art of the 6 second comedy sketch. She became the first Vine user to reach 1 billion loops and is credited as a creator of the phrase, it for the Vine. The 19 year old is also popular across multiple platforms, boasting 3.4 million Instagram followers, and 384 thousand Twitter followers. Moving beyond the online realm, she has launched her own jewelry line for UNO Magnetic,
a Miami based accessories company.