Awesome Moments

Our “Awesome Moments” section is where teen writers share their experiences of connection with others and their world. We invite you to read some of the Awesome Moments from current and recent issues of KidSpirit Magazine, and to submit your Awesome Moment to us!

At First Impact

by Josh Seides

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”– Aesop Anxious, nervous, excited. All of these words could describe the way I felt the night before I had to teach my first class on technology. I had been up late that night, turning, tossing, sweating bullets. Would anyone think the class was helpful

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Rising Above Borders

by Ammara Mohsin

It was with much excitement over the prospect of being able to visit a different country, albeit from afar, that I visited the Indo-Pak Wagah Border in Lahore. This is the boundary dividing India and Pakistan, with the eastern half of the Wagah village in India and the western half in Pakistan. I am from Pakistan,

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My Evening with Malala Yousafzai

by Zeeshan Hassan-Andoh

“They only shot a body but they cannot shoot my dreams.” – Malala Yousafzai I have been to several 16th birthday parties for family and friends, but the most memorable was on July 12, 2013 for Malala Yousafzai. I was invited to this event because my mother, the Global Director of Equality Now, a non-profit organization involved

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Fulfillment

by Grace Luckett

When I was asked by my choral teacher to perform in front of a director and producer for Carnegie Hall’s production of The Sound of Music, I didn’t fully grasp why I had been selected or what it would happen if I received a part. My choral instructor asked thirty kids to audition for her,

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My Safe Harbor

by Celie Johnson

The world is irrelevant. All focus is on one thing: the present; every aspect and every physical thing, feeling, or emotion that creates every second, of every hour, of every day. In this particular moment, I am on my boat Totoro, named after my favorite childhood movie. The name brings back memories of the dozens

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Rainstorms in Guatemala

by Kacey Sorenson

I love turning on the windshield wipers and driving. I love checking out of class to dance alone, and I especially love standing still and listening to it fall. At home, the rain is cold and it is hard to stay outside for five minutes without needing three extra layers. Over spring break, my family

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Thank You

by Natalie Jakiemiec

When my friends ask why I like to write, I always just shrug and say, “I don’t know. I just do.” But when I’ve tried to pinpoint why I like writing, I have found it a lot harder than I expected because I realized that there were so many things I love about it. There’s

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When the Mountains Called Me

by Gemma Laurence

At 12,749 feet up in the air, I felt victorious. My heart pounded in my ribcage. My cheeks were flushed. Bruises blossomed beneath the hip and shoulder straps of my pack, which was over half my weight. I looked down. All those boulders I’d scrambled over were pebbles. The vast snowfields were tiny patches strewn

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A Realization About the Nature of Truth

by Simone Britto

As I rode in the backseat of my cousin’s tiny yellow car through the bustling town of Panjim, India, to my uncle’s house, I gazed out the window and marveled at the different colors. It was Christmas season and every building was a different shade of bright pastel, adorned with religious artifacts, from crosses to statues

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Miraculous

by Matt Delavan

“Boys! Come out here! Right about now is when the sunset begins! Honey, grab the camera!” My dad yelled from his chair. We immediately stopped sword dueling on our Wii console to go outside on the balcony, where we had a perfect view of the mountains to watch the sun peek from its hiding place

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