EVERYDAY HERO STORIES
Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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COMMITMENT
CLEVE P. I am nominating my soccer coach, Cleve Pechuekonis for Commitment. He is the best, if not one of the best coaches I have ever had. I chose him because he has done so much for the team. The season started this past August and no one really knew each other, which made it really hard to communicate, practice and...
SUBMITTED BY KARLA B.
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BEING THERE
APRIL C. My mom is the greatest influence in my life. She is always there for me and I can always count on her. She works everyday so I can have a good life. She pushes me to be the best I can be and expects nothing less. Whenever I wonder off the path she picks me up and straightens me out. She is not only a mother but a...
SUBMITTED BY BROOKE HOLLAND
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SACRIFICE
STACIE YOUNG My mom is the most amazing person in the world. She sacrifices so much for my brother and I. She works 5 days a week 8 hours a day to make sure that my brother and I have food on the table and a shelter over our heads. She doesn't care what happens to her as long as her children are safe and healthy. There are no...
SUBMITTED BY AUDREY Y.
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GENEROSITY
ROD HOWARD Rod is my coach and trainer for basketball, and he teaches me a lot more than basketball. At the end of each practice he gives us a story and a life lesson. He also motivates us and he encourages us to keep our grades up and to train as hard as physically possible. He just wants to make us as good as he can, and...
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CARING
KENNY SMITH My Hero is my Dad, Kenny Smith. He is my hero because he always helps our family. He always his committed to spending time with me. I look up to him because he works so hard to provide for us meaning my family. I also look up to him as a parent for when I get older. He takes us to church every week and also...
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BELIEVE
NOAH CLAYTON I nominate Noah my close friend because he does not give up on someone because they are not good at something and is always encouraging others and telling them they can do it and that you should do your best and always believes you can. Noah does not consider anyone a lost cause unless they do not want his help...
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HARD WORK
KIM H Throughout my whole life I’ve been told that if you work hard it will pay off in the end. Sometimes I doubt that, I don’t believe it’s true. Every time I think that, I step back and look at Kim, my mom, my hero. Everyday my mom gets up to go to her job, a very hard job. She is a nurse in an ER. People, everyday,...
SUBMITTED BY SAMI H
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SACRIFICE
SHERI YOUNG Sacrifice My hero is my mother, Sheri Ann Young. My mother has been sacrificing her life ever since I was born. When I was born my mom was a successful chemical engineer and she made lots of money. When I was a couple of months old my mom had to quit her job so she could take care of me. She was taking...
SUBMITTED BY STEVEN YOUNG
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HELPING OTHERS
PAM BOSTAIN My hero is my mom, Pam Bostian. She is my hero because she helps others, is caring, and she has a hard working spirit. My mom builds barn quilts for many of people. Sometimes she gives them away to others that have done nice things not just for her but for other. My dad also was my hero but I just could not...
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INSPIRATION
JERRY ECKERT My hero is my grandfather the reasons why he is my hero is because he is the hardest working man that I know. He is my inspiration everyday. He has stage 5 bladder cancer the doctor said he only has about a year left to live he has been in the hospital for months. He hates to be stuck inside and do nothing all he...
SUBMITTED BY BEN STUDER
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FRIENDSHIP
KALANI SITAKE Kalani Sitake is BYU's football coach and my 2nd cousin. The reason I chose Kalani is because I think he is a great person. Kalani loves to make great relationships with the players and is really close to them. He thinks of the players like family and treats them that way.
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HELPING OTHERS
SAM ZHERKA Everyone in the neighborhood knew Sam Zherka. I respected him as a businessman who became successful at a young age. Sammy was the kind of guy who invited everyone he knew for a meal or a job, whatever he could. I used to hang out in his office playing with, ‘Butchy,’ Zherka’s Rottweiler. He was a tough dog, but...
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CHARACTER
JOE GATTO Joe Gatto is a successful comedian based out of New York. Many of his counterparts in the industry get laughs by putting others down. Joe is the complete opposite. He never makes fun of anyone and always stays optimistic. His class and sophistication make him one-of-a-kind. Not only does Joe spread...
SUBMITTED BY DELANEY
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FRIENDSHIP
AIDEN MSHALLSCLASS He is very kind. He is very loyal and helpful as a friend. He is very funny. He helped me run away from a person who was trying to poke me with a stick. He's so cute. He helped me by cleaning up my mess when I spilled the bin or my tool box. Aiden helped me to run away from Erin. He's very nice to me. I like him.
SUBMITTED BY MS. TARLETON'S MUSIC CLASS
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COURAGE
MULALA YOUSAFZAY Mulala has a powerful story. She just wanted an education, but growing up in Pakistan made this difficult. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price for wanting an education. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few...
SUBMITTED BY KAY FRANK
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