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Inspiring Role Model of the Week (4/24/13) – Drew Bonner: “No. 2 on his back, No. 1 in our hearts”

Check out Drew Bonner, the team manager for the Fairfax (Virginia) High School baseball team and two other sports teams. Drew used to play baseball, but contracted muscular dystrophy which stopped him from being able to play at age 11. Yet, his impact on the team and his school is very clear when watching the…

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Want to Change the World? Learn How to Code!

Do you like using computers? Online games? Apps? Tablets? If so, you are not alone. Most kids today are big users and fans of technology. But where do all of these awesome games, websites and apps come from? All of them, in some way, were created by computer programmers or “coders”. Bill Gates, the founder…

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Ben Carson – From Troubled Youth to Inspirational Success!

When Ben Carson was a boy, most people didn’t think he’d do much with his life. He was poor, he got bad grades, and he got into trouble a lot. But in one way, Ben was very lucky – he had a mother who believed in him and pushed him to work harder and be more determined….

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Kelvin Doe, 15 Year Old West African Inventor and DJ, Is Changing His Community

In Sierra Leone, West Africa, the lights come on as little as once a month!  So, Kelvin Doe, at 15 years old,  decided things needed change.  After many tries, he invented a battery to power lights in people’s houses from recycled parts he found in the trash, including soda, acid and metal, wrapped with tape! This…

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Henry's World – Where Cats and Dogs Are Changing Lives

Once upon a time, there was a cat named Henry and two dogs named Tink and Dolly, and they all lived happily together in Henry’s World….. Although this may sound like the beginning of a fairy tale, these characters and their life together are very real. Henry is a cat who lives with his owner…

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Joshua Norris – Overcoming Disabilities One Goal at a Time

The story of Joshua Norris is one of great courage, focus and generosity. Born with learning disabilities, he struggled both with schoolwork and with making friends. But day by day, he has had the courage and perseverance to overcome his challenges. Now, Joshua has among the highest grades in his entire school! And he also…

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First Lady Michelle Obama's Words of Wisdom for a Hopeful Tomorrow

In April 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama made her first official trip overseas in her newly appointed position. During her trip, she visited a girls’ school in England called the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School.  There, Mrs. Obama spoke to the students, sharing wonderful words of encouragement and wisdom. She emphasized to them the importance of determination…

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Caine's Arcade…Inviting You and Your Cardboard!

Back in June 2012, we brought you a wonderful story about a boy named Caine and the amazing cardboard arcade he created in the fall of 2011. Now, on October 6, the first anniversary of Caine’s “arcade day” (the day in which a flash mob came to play at Caine’s Arcade), a worldwide event is being held,…

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Neil Armstrong – A Humble Man, An Extraordinary Journey

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” These were the words spoken by astronaut Neil Armstrong, the legendary astronaut who recently passed away, as he took the first footsteps ever taken by a man onto the moon! Born on August 5, 1930, Neil Armstrong was the son of a pilot who followed in his father’s…

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Samantha Garvey – From Homelessness to High Honor!

In January 2012, high school senior Samantha Garvey was facing a very tough time. Her family, who had endured financial difficulties throughout her childhood, had just lost their home and had to take refuge in a local shelter. Samantha was a gifted, hard-working student, but her situation made it hard for her to focus. Then came great news……Samantha’s dedication to her studies…

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