Inspiring Potential

Courtney McGrath • January 15, 2004
High School Student Shines in Demanding Museum Job
Seth Jackson

It seemed like a perfect opportunity: a work-based internship at a highly regarded children's museum. Chosen students would perform administrative tasks, prepare supplies for crafts projects and, most importantly, help children and families visiting the museum make their way through a variety of exciting exhibits.

Courtney McGrath • November 12, 2003
Strict Diet and Discipline Helps Teen Lose More Than 200 lbs.

 Ashley Melvin had a blast this summer swimming at camp, walking her dog in her Eastern Shore hometown, celebrating her Sweet Sixteen at a bowling alley.

Courtney McGrath • January 08, 2003
Therapeutic Horseback Riding Leads Kennedy Krieger Patient to A Golden Opportunity
Erin Strevig

Once a week, 19-year-old Erin Strevig can be found riding horses near her home in Westminster. Born with a rare genetic condition known as Williams syndrome, she has difficulty doing many of the things that typically developing teenagers can do with ease, such as walking and talking. But in horseback riding, Erin has found her passion and talent, so much talent, in fact, that this summer, she will compete in the 11th Special Olympics World Summer Games in Ireland.