When you're young the World is truly your oyster. The energy level is high, you haven't experienced enough to feel jaded or disheartened, I hope, and your passions overflow. Larissa Leon is a perfect example of someone who fell in love with an item and began to transform it into her favorite things. That item just so happened to be Duck tape.

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Her Childhood Passion

It's was back when tape starting coming out with bold patterns and bright colors. She was busy making wallets, purses, backpacks, and more. Training without realizing for the day she could create a tape piece and compete for a $10,000 scholarship! Talk about thinking outside the box!

Why She's My Women Crush Wednesday

Not only is Larissa Leon a talented, well-spoken junior from Sunnyside High School. She is also a positive influence on those around her. In my first interview with her, she mentioned how if she didn't make the top 10 that wasn't going to stop her from creating OR voting! She said, "If I don't make it I still want people to go pick their favorite and vote! Someone is still going to win and everyone worked so hard." She also mentioned how important it was to fill out all kinds of scholarships. If you're not a big fan of essay writing like Larissa, she mentioned there are scholarships out there for just about everything. Just apply because you never know!

Today is the Final Day to Vote

This is it! We soon will find out who the top female Duck Tape champion is so please CLICK HERE and spread the word to all your friends and family. We are allowed to vote once a day so make it count!

Larissa Leon's Duck Tape Creation

Popular Child Stars From Every Year

Below, Stacker sifted through movie databases, film histories, celebrity biographies and digital archives to compile this list of popular pint-sized actors from 1919 through 2021.

LOOK: The most famous actress born the same year as you

Many of the actresses in this story not only made a name for themselves through their collection of iconic performances, but also through the selfless, philanthropic nature with which many of them approached their stardom. In an age of flipping the script on societal norms, many of these actresses are using their voices and platforms to be advocates for those who are otherwise unheard.

LOOK: The Most Famous Actor Born Every Year

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.



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