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16 Teens Who Are Going To Rule The World In 2016

Future so bright.

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1. Kyemah McEntyre, a recent graduate of Cicely Tyson School of Performing Arts, in East Orange, New Jersey, who created this amazing prom dress that basically broke the internet.

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McEntyre went on to make a red carpet dress for singer and actress Naturi Naughton. How cool is that?

"I was just on my way to the American sweet shop to buy some Gatorade, when I saw this guy in his 30s sitting on the ledge of the bridge," he told Humans of Dublin. "I stopped and asked him if he was okay, but I knew from the look in his eyes he wasn't, and he didn't say anything either, but I saw tears coming from his eyes. I pleaded with him for a while to come down and sit on the steps, and eventually he did. We sat on the sidewalk on the south side of the Liffey and talked for about 45 minutes, about what was happening to him, why was he feeling that way... I couldn't leave him there alone, but I had to go, so I was going to ring an ambulance. I told him they could help him feel better. But he was like "please, please don't call them, I'm fine, I just want to walk around for a while, I'm gonna be okay!"

I told him to please let me ring an ambulance, that I wouldn't sleep knowing he was just walking around alone. So I rang it, and he was taken to St. James Hospital. I got his number so I would know what was going on with him for a good while...

And about three months ago, he texted me that his wife is pregnant, they're having a boy, and they're naming him after me. Can you believe that? They're going to name their child after me... He said in that moment that I approached him, he was just about to jump, and those few words saved his life. That they're still ringing in his head every day. "Are you okay?" I can't really understand how these few words could save his life, but he told me, 'Imagine if nobody ever asked you those words...'"

6. The brave teens who are using Instagram to face their eating disorders head on.

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Girls like Ashleigh, pictured, who chronicles her recovery from anorexia via her Instagram. “Truthfully, Instagram kept me out of hospital,” says Ashleigh, who posts daily pics of her meals, recipes, and inspirational messages to her followers.

7. The 17-year-old waitress who used her tips to pay for a brain cancer patient's meal.

Daniela Bossi, of Hamilton, New Jersey, had only been on the job for a month, but knew that her customer Rick Lewallen was fighting brain cancer. When he and his wife stopped into Brother's Pizza for dinner in September, Bossi decided to treat the pair to dinner.

"It's unbelievable how such a small action can make such a big difference on today's world," said Daniela's father Daniel.

8. Madeline Stuart, a young model from Brisbane, Australia, with Down Syndrome who's carved out an amazing modeling career this past year, and even walked in New York Fashion Week.

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“People need to see how she shines, how her personality just bursts out," said her mom Rosanne of Maddy.

9. Max Barrett, who came out using the most hilarious yearbook quote.

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"This quote to me was a way that I could tell my parents 'Hey, I’m gay!' in the easiest way possible," the Hazlet, New Jersey, teen told BuzzFeed. “It was just more of a confirmation than a coming-out story,” he added.

10. Jonathan Massaad, a 17-year-old from Sydney, Australia, who makes the most amazing desserts ever.

Massaad's been baking since he was just 11-years-old, and now runs his own sweets company, Sugar High Desserts.

11. Martin Vargic, a 17-year-old from Slovakia, who created this breathtakingly detailed map of world literature.

“Different periods and genres of literature are represented by distinct entities (‘countries’) on the map, that unfold from the centre and show the gradual evolution of the various genres," Vargic told BuzzFeed. The map took him around three weeks to create. WHAT.

Vargic's favorite authors are J.R.R. Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, George R.R. Martin, Jules Verne, and Douglas Adams, in case you were wondering. You can find his beautiful map experiments in Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps: Mapping out the Modern World.

12. Angela Clayton, whose cosplay designs are seriously out of this world.

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“My motivation for making costumes is because I really like elaborate dresses! I also love the process (and sometimes, the challenge) of making them," the 18-year-old from Long Island, New York, told BuzzFeed Life.

13. 16-year-old Angel Rice, from Georgia, who proves that cheerleading is most definitely a fucking sport.

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14. Seventeen-year-old Shazmin and 15-year-old Jaymi, of New York, two amazing young girls who created a video gamed aimed at breaking down stereotypes and biases.

The two designed the game through Girls Who Code, an organization that provides young women with the skills to pursue opportunities in the STEM fields. Shazmin and Jaymi's role-playing game lets users play three diverse characters who seek to destroy stereotyping green blobs. Pretty badass, huh?

15. Landon Patterson, a transgender teen from Kansas City, Missouri, who was elected homecoming queen earlier this year.

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“When I came out as trans I was so afraid that I was expecting a lot of hate, but surprisingly there wasn’t much at all,” she told BuzzFeed News.

Patterson hopes that in coming out as a junior in high school, and becoming homecoming queen as a senior, she can inspire others.

“Life is too short to try and please others,” she said.“So be yourself and rock it with confidence. Confidence will take you a long way when you’re different. It will let people know you’re sure of yourself and that is a very hard thing to be."

16. The seniors at Profile High School, in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, who donated their senior trip money to their principal, who'd recently been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

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“She’s very caring, very selfless, and we wanted to be selfless too," said class treasurer Ian Baker.

In response to their kind gesture, Seattle middle school teacher Alex LaCasse set up a fundraiser to send the senior class on a trip and raised more than $5,000.

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