Carolyn Walworth is a junior at Palo Alto High School (the main building of which is shown here in 2012). After four recent suicides in her school district, she wrote an op-ed about the stress faced by students in the area, which is home to some of the nation's most competitive public high schools. Ho John Lee/Flickr hide caption

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David Hermlin is a singer, dancer, musician and songwriter — oh, and a global activist, too. Sample lyric: "I will fight for my dream, and I will never give up." Courtesy of David Hermlin hide caption

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They're members of the global-minded teens club: (left to right) Toluwanimi Sola-Adeyemi of Lagos, Chloe McGill of Seattle and Emine Arcasoy of Chapel Hill. Courtesy of Tolu Sola-Adeyemi, Chloe McGill and Emine Arcasoy. hide caption

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