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Teenager sprouts to new levels

Quinn Cunningham

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Brandon Marshall of Suffolk, England is currently the tallest teenager on record in the world. The 16 year old reaches a height of 7 feet and 4 inches.
Over the last year he has grown 5 inches and shows no signs of stopping. Marshall says that he was average height until about age 9 when he took off in a growth spurt. Recently, Marshall was selected for the Wales National Basketball team.
However, his height is not always a positive trait. With size 17 shoes, Marshall often has difficulty finding correctly fitting shoes. In addition, his parents have ordered a custom size bed to accommodate his height.
“In some situations, like sports, being that tall would be really fun. But, in everyday situations it would be difficult to get under doorways and fit in cramped spaces,” senior Cole Rodgers said.
Brandon’s mother is 5 feet 11 inches, and his father is 6 feet 10 inches.

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Senior Quinn Cunningham is a news editor and has served on staff since 2017.

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Teenager sprouts to new levels