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Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant – Perseverance, Faith and Mom Create A Man of Impact

Kevin Durant is one of the best players to ever play the game of Basketball. He has won championships in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and all through his life. He has was won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award. But is not just his on the court feats that make him special.  It is…

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When Floodwaters Rise, The Cajun Navy Saves Lives!

The Cajun Navy is a group of volunteer small boat owners who help people during bad storms and floods. The group started during Hurricane Katrina. During that storm alone they saved more than 10,000 people from flooded homes and rooftops! Since then, they saved thousands more lives around the United States! The Cajun Navy has gone to help…

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Katie's Krops: Teenager Katie Stagliano 'Grows It Forward' To Help the Hungry

When she was just 9 years old, Katie Stagliano planted a cabbage seed in a garden outside her house. She cared for it every day by watering it, weeding it and giving it plant food.  It grew to be HUGE! Forty pounds huge! Katie wanted to do something special with this very unique cabbage.  With her…

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Arthur Ashe – A Life of Service and Impact!

Arthur Ashe was an American tennis player who showed his greatness both on and off the court. This year, as the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, which is now played at Arthur Ashe Tennis Center in New York City, celebrates it’s 50th year, it is a good time to look back at his amazing life of…

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Senator Tammy Duckworth – Living with No Limits!

United States Senator Tammy Duckworth has lived an amazing life. In doing so, she has made history several times. But her path was anything but easy. Senator Duckworth was born in Thailand.  Her father, an American, worked for the United Nations and so her childhood meant living in many places around Asia. Her family faced many hard…

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Felix Finkbeiner – A Trillion Trees to Plant!

When Felix Finkbeiner was nine, a teacher in his class in Munich, Germany asked them to prepare a report about climate change.  As Felix started doing research, he learned about a woman named Wangari Maathai who had helped get 30 million trees planted in Africa. She had done this to help restore the billions of trees that…

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A 2nd Honeymoon – 5th Graders Right a 60 Year Old Civil Wrong!

Fifth graders at Bear Tavern Elementary school in Hopewell Township, New Jersey learned about a true story that didn’t end right. So they decided to try to change the ending! About 60 years ago, Reverend Gilbert Caldwell had just married his sweetheart, Grace. They set out on their honeymoon from North Carolina on a big…

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Flame the Cat – Finds His Dream Home and A Real Purpose!

Flame was a stray cat wandering around the streets of Greenville, South Carolina. One day he came upon the Medford Fire House. The firemen decided to take him in. Flame liked it there. Most cats are bothered by loud noises, but Flame seemed to not let the noise bother him. They decided to keep him rather…

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A Real Lucky Duck! Arkansas 8th Graders Create a New Leg for Peg the Duck!

Patsy Smith, from Mississippi Country, Arkansas, has raised ducks for many years. One of her ducks, Peg, was a bit different. When he was young, Peg lost one of his legs from a run-in with a turtle. After a while, the wound on his leg started to become infected. So Mrs. Smith put out a…

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Kevin Hart – Hard Work, Fitness and Fun Lead to Success On and Off the Stage

You may know of actor and comedian Kevin Hart from movies like Jumanji or Captain Underpants. He is becoming one of the world’s most famous celebrities. But it is not his fame that impresses us.  It is his drive.  It is his hard work.  It is his desire to help others.  And it is the lessons…

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