Hey guys! This is a reminder for you all to vote on this month’s “Hot Topic.” We were a little late in putting it up on the website, and we need to make sure we gets lots of response as soon as possible!
The article, as you’ve probably seen in the June issue of OWL, is all about sailing. (Seriously!) Here’s the quick rundown:
Laura Dekker (pictured above) is a 14-year-old from the Netherlands who wants to set off this summer to become the youngest person to sail around the world solo. But the courts in her home country don’t think that she, or anyone her age, is up to the task. Last October, a judge ruled that Laura must put her plans on hold until July, at which time the court will take another look at the case.
It’s a tough call. One of the OWL readers who debated the issue in OWL thinks she deserved the opportunity because she’s got a goal and has trained hard to achieve it. The other reader in the debate, however, thinks the trip is something she should save for when she’s older.
What do you think? Click here to go vote!
P.S. While we were a little late in getting the June “Hot Topic” poll up on our website, we didn’t get the May poll to work at all. I’ve added that poll to the blog, and I would love it if you all could make sure to vote on that one, too!