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Ben Dunlap Discusses the Impact of His Hungarian Mentor

Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.

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Friendship Comes In All Shapes and Sizes

It’s an unusual friendship…….a friendship between a dog and an elephant! The two couldn’t be more physically different. Yet they are the best of friends. The pair showed an amazing example of loyalty when Bella the elephant waited for Tarra the dog to recover from an injury. This video tells their story. Additional Resources: Here…

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Teacher Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger Goes to Space

Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger seems like an unlikely astronaut. She has curly hair and a bubbly personality, and she’s passionate about inspiring students. She is a far cry from the test pilots with the right stuff who flew the legendary Apollo missions. She runs marathons, and she had just about given up on the idea of ever being an astronaut. Then, one day…

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Blind Painter Is an Inspiration to Many

This is an amazing story of John Bramblitt, who lost his eye sight and sense of purpose but had enough determination to find a new way to express himself to the world, painting. His paintings are truly amazing and an inspiration to many.

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Inspiring Speeches of the 20th Century

This video combines some of the most inspiring speeches of the 20th century. You may recognize some of these speeches as important moments in history. They are even more inspiring when they are put together in this way. Additional Resources: Check out this website for more inspiring speeches! Check out this website for information about other motivational speakers!…

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Ana Dodson – A Giving Heart

Ana Dodson is a girl who faced great difficulties, being an an orphan in her early years. But then she was adopted and given a new chance at life. She used that chance to give back to those in need. Oh yeah…..and she did all this by the time she was 11! Ana was adopted by a U.S. couple after her mom…

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Duggie the Dolphin Strikes Up a Friendship With a Labrador Dog

An unlikely friendship has blossomed between a dog named Ben and a bottle-nosed dolphin named Duggie. Duggie has made his home off Tory Island, Ireland. Recently, Ben has taken to pacing the island’s pier and then jumping into the water as soon as Duggie appears….. Duggie first appeared when the body of another dolphin washed up at the back of the island….

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Kassandra Gonsalves Comforts Foster Kids With Good Night Sleep Tight Program

Kassandra Gonsalves wanted to comfort foster children as they move from one place to another. So she started Good Night, Sleep Tight to help do just that. Check out how Kassandra gets others involved in this great idea. And she got it started when she was only 10 years old! Additional Resources: Here is an article written by Kassandra about…

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Michael Pesci – Life's Not Always Fair, But You Can Do Something About It!

This is the story of Michael Pesci. He is a young baseball player with an incredible sense of charity and fairness. He and his buddy organize a homerun derby to raise money for various charities. Michael combines his love of baseball with his desire to help others less fortunate than himself. Additional Resources: Here is an article about…

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10-year-old Jaylen Arnold Says Bullying No Way!

Bullying is a hot topic these days.  And 10-year-old Jaylen Arnold wants to change the world by putting an end to childhood bullying. Jaylen endured awful bullying when he transferred to a new school. So he decided to take a stand to help himself and others. He formed Jaylen’s Challenge, which gets commitments from teachers and students to eliminate bullying…

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