The story of the average everyday hero for many people would be the troops fighting for our freedom, although most people could care less about anything outside of their own lives. The hero that I want to share about is my Calculus teacher, Mr. Labatte, at Trion High School who goes the extra mile to prepare my class for the AP exam in May, but more importantly, life, particularly college since AP classes are college level courses. At the very beginning of the year he told us that the only way to make it in Calculus is to work hard and never give up on ourselves. Believe me, AP Calculus is very demanding of your time and effort and for me its the hardest class I have ever had, I'm not very great at math to begin with and plunging headfirst in an advanced course like calc is tough. Fortunately, the class and I have Mr. Labatte who is always optimistic about the day and the potential we and his freshman classes have. Labatte is religious in his exercise and diet which obviously keeps him healthy, he keeps 3 Bibles on his desk which he is found reading in his spare time. Everyday he has an inspiring quote on his board, I don't know if many people notice it, which displays optimism and confidence. These are two values that the world is sorely lacking and is definitely taking its toll on today's youth. Labatte's attitude toward life is something this world needs and maybe the terrible things people do wouldn't happen. Mr. Labatte represents many values listed but I figured "making a difference" would best fit him.
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