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Facing Challenges And Fear Every Day: Wendy Bordewisch By Kayla Bordewisch

My mother, Wendy Bordewisch, faces challenges every day. My mother has Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She was diagnosed in 2007 when my younger brother Gavin...

Gabi Ury By Samantha Cecil

Gabi Ury was 16 when she shattered the women's world record for the longest abdominal plank in 2014, crushing the 40 minute one second...

Q&A With Naval Officer Christopher G. Landon By Jackson Epperly

I chose to interview LCDR Christopher G. Landon, USN because I knew that he was in the Navy and I thought that he would...

Beethoven By Lilly Fisher

Ludwig Van Beethoven was an inspiring person who overcame a lot of challenges in his life. He was a piano prodigy and a fabulous...

No White Flags: Steve Gleason By Alex Vrbensky

Today we don’t always appreciate what we have or what we can do. And, we sometimes forget that some people in this world can’t...

Misty Copeland By Sara Blades

Misty Copeland is an American ballet dancer for the American Ballet Theater. In addition to dancing, Misty is a public speaker. However, this isn't...

My Dad Overcame Adversity By James Burkhardt

My dad used logic to assess a situation and overcome adversity. He saved lives by stopping an out-of-control driver by putting his car in...

Benjamin Franklin: A Poem By Benjamin Hadley

Benjamin Franklin was smart and a genius But living his life was not so seamless Ben only went to school for 1 whole year But he wasn’t...

How My Father Faced Adversity in Iraq By Caroline Alsina

Central Middle School 6th grader Caroline Alsina learned about the importance of foreign missions and the hardships that soldiers  overcome. This image shows a...

Courage By Devin Harper

I met Jordan when I was five years old. At that time, I never thought that she would be one of my closest friends...

Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) Overcomes Disease to Become A World Leader...

Struck with polio in 1921 at the age of 39, Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) overcame this disability to become one of the best presidents...

Stevie Wonder By Porter Tierney

Stevie Wonder was born in Saginaw on May 13, 1950. He was born prematurely causing Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) leaving him blind. His full...

Gabby Douglas By Caelan Scott

Not many people knew the name Gabrielle Douglas before the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Gabby was the first African-American female to win an...

6th Grader’s Guide to Middle School by Samuel Howard

Middle School is nothing like elementary school. Everything is more crowded, crammed, confusing, and more up-beat. Your 6th grade year could be great…or horrible. A quick...

The Time We Saved A Bird by Devin Harper

This sculpture of a bird commemorates the time my mom and I saved a baby bird that fell out of its tree. My mom...