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Amazing Kids! is proud to highlight the Amazing Kids! of the Month!

Each month, we showcase kids who are accomplishing amazing things.  We hope that by telling their special stories, we will inspire other kids to accomplish their own amazing achievements. 

Amazing Kids! of the Month for March, 2003: 
Amazing Young TV Talk Show Producer, Defiance, Ohio 
Logo for the Austin-Nichole TV Talk Show,
produced by 14 year old Austin-Nichole Zachrich

Quotes of the Month: 

"We always encourage kids to be involved in the world around them so we share clubs and organizations that kids can get involved in. There are so many great ways for us to make a difference. I know first hand, as this show is run by volunteers!"

Austin-NIchole Zachrich, age 14
Host and producer of the Austin-Nichole Show

Ever dreamed of producing your own tv show?  Or starring in it?  Well, this month, Amazing Kids! shines the spotlight on the amazing accomplishments of an aspiring young tv producer and entertainer who does both, Austin-Nichole Zacharich, our March 2003 Amazing Kid! of the Month.

Read Austin-Nicole's story below to learn more about her entertaining and thought-provoking teen talk show, which she produces with the help of teen volunteers on her local cable network.  Who knows?  You may get inspired to start your own television show too!

And don't forget, if you, or a young person (or persons!) you know, has an amazing project you are involved in, or a special skill, talent or ability you want to tell the world about, be sure to let Amazing Kids! know about it!  Teachers are invited to nominate their entire classroom and the amazing projects they are working on too!  Simply complete a nomination form for an Amazing Kid! of the Month award, or email us! 

Table of Contents 

The Austin-Nichole Show
In Her Own Words
About Austin-Nichole
Related Links

The Austin-Nichole Show 
Austin-Nichole, host and producer of
the Austin-Nichole Show

Austin-Nichole Zachrich is a typical 14 year old girl teenager, by most accounts.  A resident in a small rural community of Defiance, Ohio, Austin-Nichole loves to hang out and go to the movies or miniature golfing with her friends. She loves singing and performing in plays and musicals.  She also just happens to have her own television program on her local access cable station, which she produces and hosts. The show features guests, has humorous skits, serious discussions on topics that teens care about, a crafts segment and a snack ideas segment. 

According to Austin-Nichole, the show has been very successful! Kids who live in the area where the cable station broadcasts make taped copies of her show for their friends who do not. Local schools show her television show in their lunch rooms and study halls at the request of the students. 

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In Her Own Words

Here's what Austin-Nichole has to say about her show:

"I host a local Teen Show on DCTV channel 5 in Ohio. The show is positive, comical and upbeat!  We talk about all kind of topics that kids deal with everyday, bring you current events, trivia, cool web sites for you to check out, movie rental suggestions, crafts and snack ideas.

Star and host of the Austin-Nichole Show,
Austin-Nichole prepares for the next taping of the show

"We bring all this to you in a fun entertaining way. We encourage our viewers to write in and share their thoughts and ideas. Every once-in-a-while kids write in and ask us for advice; we are not professionals by any means, but Cory and I will always try to help you out! 

On a serious note, we always encourage kids to be involved in the world around them so we share clubs and organizations that kids can get involved in. There are so many great ways for us to make a difference. I know first hand, as this show is run by volunteers!

So you have watched the show and now you want to be on the show ..that is very easy. Just write to us and tell us why you want to be on the show. We are always looking for great kids who are doing something great. 

If you live outside of our viewing area but feel you still have an interesting topic to bring to the show -- email me and I am sure we can find a way to make it possible for you to be on. If you are chosen to be on the show we will give you a free copy of the show.

Topics we are interested: Sports, Acting, Models, Diet and Exercise for teens, recipes, crafts, performers, magicians, volunteer organizations, academics, homework helpers, art, musicians, bands, fashion,  contest winners, dating ideas, self defense, amazing pets, over coming obstacles, skin care, decorating for teens and keeping organized to just name a few.

Thank you for tuning in and making this show a success! I look forward to hanging out in your living room soon! 

                                       Love and Peace, 


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Here's a list of the show's performers and characters:


  Starring: Austin-Nichole Zachrich 
                          This is me…. Well, I open the show and do interviews with people. I
                          sing, cook , crafts and do very crazy things! I love doing the show we
                          have so much fun! If you want to contact me…. well if you made it to
                          this site then you should be able to figure it out from there!

                          Co-Starring: Krista Hamlin 

                          Krista reports on local polls taken, websites , good books and many
                          other items! We call her our Ace Reporter as she does a lot of
                          research to report what she brings to the show! 

                          Mike Wheeler 

                          Mike is our movie expert and recommends movie rentals that teens
                          should love. Mike is a bit sarcastic and brings a lot of character to the
                          show. We are looking to Mike to bring us more in the coming months!

                          Cory Williamson 

                          Cory is our CRAZY mail courier. He brings us our fan mail and always
                          has plenty of humor and funny faces for the camera! 

Featured Characters on the show: 

                        Miss Know It All:  who brings you trivia at it’s best! 

                        Fashion Police Woman:  Fashion do’s and don’t’s and
                        sometimes...just to get on your last nerve. 

                        Look Who’s Cookin Now:  This is a character which makes fun of
                        a local lady, Gina Pirani who has a cooking show on the same
                        station called “Look Who’s Cooking” 

                        Blues: This character brings sad teen static’s to the views
                        attention and ask the youth of today “What they plan to do
                        about these serious issues?” 

Coming to future shows are: 

-The Mad Scientist 

-Manners from Maude 

-Scoop what’s in the news? 

-Angelic Thoughts 

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About Austin-Nichole
Austin-Nichole's headshot

"Hello! This is me Austin-Nichole. I love to sing, dance, act and record my TV show. It is my dream to someday be in Hollywood! But as a typical teenage girl I also love hangin' out with my friends, eating pizza and ice-cream, shopping and looking at fashion magazines. I also have an awesome boyfriend and best friend named Lukas who is the greatest person to be with. We have so much fun going to the movies, playing pool, laying out in the sun, playing putt-putt, riding go-carts, going to baseball games, hangin out at the beach, flying kites, reading together, talking, and just being together.

                        1Timothy 4:12 Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to
                        the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in

I want to thank God for what he has made me so far and for the work he has yet to do."  

You can read Austin-Nichole's online resume at:

As they say in "show biz":  Break a leg, Austin-Nichole! 

For more information about the Austin-Nichole show, contact Austin-Nichole by email:

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Austin-Nichole's website:

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A Special Message from Amazing Kids! for all you kids:

It's no secret...every person has an "amazing-ness" inside of them, just waiting to be discovered.  (Sometimes we just need a little help in finding out what that "amazing-ness" is!) 

If you are doing some amazing things too, we want to hear about it!  Send us your stories about your amazing accomplishments, so we can tell the world just how amazing you are!  We are always looking for new stories.  And don't be shy!  We'd love to hear from you!

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If you know someone who needs a little encouragement, why not tell them what you think is special about them?  Maybe you can be the one to help them uncover their own special talents! 

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