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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CLASS AND GRACE
MOE PISCOTTY When I was younger Moe was one of my closest friends. We would do everything together, from going mudding in his uncle's truck to bull riding at his ranch. Over the years we became further and further apart. He pursued his aspirations as a violinist while I got my self into trouble. One day, a few of my friends...
SUBMITTED BY FELIPE NEURENBURG
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MENTORING
ALEXANDER ESPINOZA Arriving at a new school not knowing anyone was one of the scariest experiences of my life. When I met Alexander it seemed as if all my fears and doubts were taken away. He genuinely cared about my comfort and went out of his way to make me feel welcomed. Alexander has one of the sweetest, most gentle hearts out...
SUBMITTED BY FRANCIS MELENDEZ
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COMPASSION
SEAN TOOHEY This young man is a truly remarkable individual. He consistently brings a smile to everyone he encounters on a daily basis. He exemplifies everything a Dad would want in a child. He is very humble with his personal life, and tries to shield his 9 month old son from the dangers of this cruel world. He is a...
SUBMITTED BY PAPA TOOHEY
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Mama
DETERMINATION
KATHERINE HYATT My hero is my mama. She started her life at a very young age when she got pregnant with my older sister Mickellia, at 17 years old. When my grandparents found out they kicked her out of the house and she had to live on her own going to work full time to pay for us kids and finishing her high school career as...
SUBMITTED BY MYA
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CAITLIN RYKSE Throughout my education I have always struggled to enjoy English class. I can honestly say Ms. Rykse has completely changed that. Everyday I look forward to stepping into the incredible learning atmosphere Ms. Rykse creates with her caring personality and warm smile. Not only do I look forward to her class...
SUBMITTED BY JEREMIAH O'BRIEN
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ENCOURAGEMENT
RAEGAN FERNANDEZ When You Think Of Hero's You Think Of Capes & Saving The World Lol , Nope That's Not True My Hero Crawls Around & Says Dada & Eat Everything . My Hero Is My 10 Month Old Baby Girl Raegan (Rae) She Saved Me and Change My Life Tremendously Crazy Thing She Don't Even Know It But She Made Me Get Into College And Of...
SUBMITTED BY LYKESHA LYNN WILLIAMS
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COURAGE
CAROL HALLAM My Mum is our hero she has such a big heart and goes unnoticed for what she does for others she really is the most selfless person i know. my mum worked valantary at the triangle church. she nursed her sister through cancer till the day she passed away then her mum who she cared for died along with her brother....
SUBMITTED BY SARAH HALLAM
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Rose
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
ROSE NELESSEN She helped me to love reading and give me the courage to start writing my own book. She truly inspires me everyday I step in the classroom. Without her support I would have never been able write about such personal things in my book. She taught me the importance of vulnerability and feeling comfortable with who I...
SUBMITTED BY ALEX ESPINOZA
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CARING
ISABELE SANDERS She saved me from bullying. She was always been my favorite part of my life she is my best friend.
SUBMITTED BY HEATHER
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DRIVE
JUSTIN GERLACH Coach Gerlach (X-Country Coach) Coach Gerlach is the best coach I have ever had. He doesn’t yell if you mess up , but he pushes you to your limit. He is the high school cross country coach. But not only is he a cross country coach, he is a spanish teacher for the High School students. As as coach, he is...
SUBMITTED BY ELIJAH REIMER
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LOYALTY
FALINE BILLINGS This wonderful creature saved my life. When I had no one else I felt I could talk to she was always there. When I first started getting suicidal thoughts she would be the one I told and there seemed to be a look in her eye that said she understood. It was this very look that made me rethink my decision every...
SUBMITTED BY CHLOE
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Mom
DETERMINATION
MONIC GUILLEN My hero is my mother because she puts up with our mistakes, fights,complaints, and still loves us. She is a single mother working hard as a dentist assistant and studying to become a real estate agent so we can all benefit from it because we are living with our grandparents at the moment. She is truly inspiring,...
SUBMITTED BY VINCENTE HAWKINS
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CARING
MARIA ARGUELLES My hero is Maria Arguelles and she is my older sister. I say she is my hero because she is always there for me no matter what. She is like my second mother because when we were younger my mom would work and she was the one that would take care of me.
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STRENGTH
KATE ZEWINSKI My mom is my hero in every way. Throughout her life, she has been through almost everything that people are afraid to experience and no matter what happened to her she always made sure that she was strong enough to be able to take care of me and my brother. She has just recently this year been at her happiest...
SUBMITTED BY LILAH ZEWINSKI
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Stand up for beliefs
COMMITMENT
SUSAN AXELROD My mom is my hero and always will be. She isn't afraid to stand up for what she believes in. Whether its animal rights or fighting to keep the music program in the schools, shes always writing speeches and attending meetings. Shes very determined and does not give up. Shes involved in many organizations and is...
SUBMITTED BY ELISSA
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