Thumbs Up to you

September 7, 2010 

Welcome to The News & Observer's Thumbs Up page, your place for news about the achievements and adventures of young people from across the Triangle. Each Tuesday, we'll bring you stories and photos of the kids who make this a great place to live.

Where do we get these stories? That's where you come in. We're looking for news (and photos!) about awards and honors at school and in the community, Scouting achievements, youth club activities, volunteering, spelling bees, art and music shows - you name it (except sports).

If it's a good story about a young person in kindergarten through grade 12 who makes you proud, we want to hear it.

There are plenty of ways to get in touch with us. Your best bet is to jump online and head to up . There you'll find a form that makes it easy to share your news. And while you're there, you can look at current and past Thumbs Up stories and share them with friends and family via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter. You can even search by name for young people who have been recognized on our page before.

You can also contact the Thumbs Up editor, Stacy Chandler, at 919-829-4828 or

Send us your good news, and we'll do our best to spread the word.

The N&O's Stacy Chandler is your host for the Thumbs Up page. Each week, she'll compile the items you send in and edit and design this page. She may even call you for more information so we can spotlight your child with a full story and photo. So be sure to include a phone number where you can be reached!

Before moving to the Triangle three years ago, Chandler worked at newspapers in South Carolina; Washington, D.C., and Tokyo.

Originally from Marietta, Ga., she graduated from Furman University in Greenville, S.C., with a degree in English. She lives in Garner with her husband, a new baby daughter and a big yellow dog.

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