Time's teenage heroes for 2015
These are the teens who've made a difference this year.
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TIME's recently published a list of this year's most influential teens. They considered a variety of factors such as social media references, awards and news headlines that recognised the impact that these teens have had on the rest of the world. 

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Included in this year's list were activists, sports stars, actors, inventors and children of prominent political leaders.

Of the 30 teens listed, 10 were boys and 20 were girls.

Although the majority of these teens are from America, a few of them come from other countries like Pakistan, Spain and Norway, to name a few. 

Some of these teens have made significant discoveries and changes in the world. Olivia Hallisey created a new test for the Ebola virus, Jazz Lennings shared her personal gender transformation story on the Oprah Winfrey show to millions of viewers. 

Among the teens who contributed to sparking change in the world through their innovative and proactive influence were other teen inspirations like YouTube and Vine stars Bethany Mota, Shawn Medes and Kim Kataguiri. 

Kylie and Kendell Jenner's inclusion as two of the thirty teens mentioned in the list was widely criticised and disputed. 

In another recent article by TIME Kylie Jenner defended her place by saying, "People might have been upset because we were next to, like, young girls who started schools and crazy things. But we’re just different people! We’re influential in different ways, and that’s okay."

Below are some of the other teen inspirations mentioned in the list: 

Ahmed Mohamed, a ninth grader who was arrested for bringing a clock to school which was mistaken for a bomb. 

Malala Youzafzai, who has been a voice for many young women, children wanting education. She also won the Nobel Peace prize before speaking out for the release of the abducted school girls by Boko Harem. 

Malia Obama, Barack and Michelle Obama's oldest daughter. 

To see the full list of names of the top 30 most influential teens of 2015 visit Times.com

Who are your favourite most influential teens of 2015?


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