Gainesville Magazine: Generation Next

  • What drives Danielle

    What drives Danielle

    Eastside High junior Danielle Dede has a compelling reason to make cancer survivors' lives easier

  • Beyond the perfect score

    Beyond the perfect score

    How do you narrow down 17-year-old Sophia Eikenberry’s greatest accomplishments? Is it the perfect score she achieved recently on the ACT college readiness test? Her aptitude in the classroom? Her prowess as a musician? Her compassion as a...

  • 15-year-old is guided to excel -- in academics, sports and in a thriving footwear business

     15 year old is guided to excel    in academics  sports and in a thriving footwear business

    When you meet Derek Akey, you’ll be greeted with a warm smile, firm handshake, and polite “hello.” You may be quick to assume that he doesn’t have much to say.

  • Sophie’s choices:

    Sophie  8217 s choices 

    Anyone who has complained that teenagers are lazy has never met Sophie Papa. The 15-year-old tennis superstar, violinist, and entrepreneur accomplishes more before 9 a.m. than many people do all day — and she still manages to squeeze in a game...

  • Practice Makes Perfect

    Practice Makes Perfect

    There's music reverberating through the walls of the home of 15­year­old Abbie Ringdahl but it's not classical music. Nor is it coming from her violin. The source? Her dad's band, “Dr. John and the Medicine Show,” is practicing rock...