Who is your Hero?



Nathalia G. - 9/1/2017 9:11:14 AM
My hero is: My mom.

My mom is my hero, because she's a person i trust and i can relieve on. Also she's a person i be myself around with. My momma knows me the best, she knows when something wrong.



Kelvin zheng from Kansas city, Kansas, The United States - 9/1/2017 8:07:05 AM
My hero is: Tarzan.The reason why this person is my hero is because Tarzan was a strong kid and his father never accepted him. But his mother did and raised him to a fully grown adult. When his father died, then he accepted tarzan as his son.

Myrissa love dawn from Kansas city Kansas, United states - 9/1/2017 7:59:06 AM
My hero is: My dad.My dad has always been there. For example he wakes me up for school because I sleep through my alarm ??. And he takes me where i want to go. What exactly makes him a hero because he help me with everything like he checkes my homework and playing basketball ??. Why this makes him a hero is he's alway been there for me when I needed him.

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Madison english from Kansas city, Kansas, America - 9/1/2017 7:42:10 AM
My hero is: Ian somerhalder.Ian somerhalder is my hero because he saves dog and I love dogs to death.He also saves people who thinks they aren't good enough people who don't like who they are.

Myrissa from Kck, United States - 9/1/2017 7:39:01 AM
My hero is: My dad .My dad has alway been there fir my he takes me places where i want to go and he wake me up for school because i sleep through me alarm

Myrissa - 9/1/2017 7:31:34 AM
My hero is: My dad .My dad has alway been there for me. For example he awlay wakes me up for school because i always sleep through it and he take me places he what to go.

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Cheikh Darou Seck from Dakar, Dakar, Senegal - 8/31/2017 3:56:16 AM
My hero is: Mame Cheikh Sadiaye Seck.

Mame Cheikh is my hero. He's a kind and gifted person. He is my son and he is 23 years old. He's the hero of the neighborhood. He's always out in the neighborhood helping people fixing things in their house. Most people come home asking after Mame Cheikh because they want his help. And he does help with good heart. People appreciate him for his supportiveness and generosity. That's why he's a true hero down there.



Ndeye maguette teasing her mom
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Cheikh Darou Seck from Dakar, Dakar, Senegal - 8/30/2017 11:55:53 PM
My hero is: Ndeye Maguette Seck.

Ndeye Maguette is my last born daughter. She is gifted with a good nature, always laughing. She likes teasing people pulling ar their sleeves or talking to them in that kinda undecipherable language of hers. Still people can make out the gist of what she's ttying to say. She's cute.



Tayir Seck in hus great moments
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Cheikh Darou Seck from Dakar, Dakar, Senegal - 8/30/2017 11:47:34 PM
My hero is: Tayir Seck.

Tayir is my three years old son. He is a son, a friend and a buddy. We hang out tigether when I come home from work. We are always together because he follows me everywhere I go. He collects his shoes the minute he hears me say I want to go somewhere. Like all children of his age his hobbies are smartphones and video games. He likes cars too. Not the toys, the real big ones. He always asks questios about cars. One thing I like with him is whenever he sees a SUV pick up in the streets, he shouts: "Dad, should buy that one!" This is why Tayir is my hero.



Issa Kouyate, founder of Station House project.
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Cherif Khoury from Dakar, Dakar, Senegal - 8/28/2017 7:32:28 AM
My hero is: Issa Kouyate.Issa Kouyaté.. He's from Dakar. He first came to St Louis working with project Abraod. When he finished his work with project Abroad, he worked at "Hotel Residence" in saint louis . Issa noticed that at the hotel people threw away throw lot of food. He asked the director of the "Hotel Residence if he could give this food (leftovers) to the Talibes ( street children) . The first day he took the food to the talibes at the railway station where they hang out there was about a 100 children who came to eat the food (bred chocolate, rice and fish and other.) That day inspired him to set up a social center named "Maison de la Gare", (Station House) where he tries to provide better living condition for these kids. Everyday Issa works hard to succeed in his mission. Now Issa is known for his life saving project and his work has been acknowledged by the World as Issa has been nominated CNN hero.

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Wendy Jewell - 8/18/2017 8:24:18 AM
My hero is: Judge Keith Davison.

Recently widowed Keith Davison built a backyard swimming pool at his home in Morris, Minnesota for all the neighbourhood kids to enjoy. After 66 years of marriage his home was so unbearably quiet after losing his wife that he decided to bring back some laughter and joy. A real win win!



Jeanne Meyers
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Cheikh Darou Seck from Dakar, Senegal - 8/18/2017 4:58:01 AM
My hero is: Jeanne Meyers.

Jeanne Meyers is the co-founder and Director of the MY HERO project. She has dedicated her life to celebrating heroee around the world and to connect people by helping them work together and bring the best in them. Jeanne has brought a tremendous and radical change in my life and the life of so many people she helped become betteer. She isan angel and a true hero. Shés my hero and my inspiration. All the people who know me know THE MY HERO project. All that is possible because of Jeanne Meyers. This is why she is my hero.



Lizette, Jahkai and Jahmar Milette
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Wendy Milette from Davenport, Ca, Usa - 8/16/2017 9:58:04 AM
My hero is: Jahmar, Lizette and Jahkai Milette.

My son and his lovely wife are excellent parents; kind, nurturing, affectionate and giving to our precious Jahkai Manuel!



Jeanne Meyers from Laguna Beach, California, United States - 8/16/2017 9:32:59 AM
My hero is: Anabelle Vo.

She has been helping mentor teachers and students using technology. She helps run the MY HERO Film Festival and has made some beautiful short films for MY HERO.



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Jeanne from Laguna beach, Ca, USA - 8/9/2017 9:03:42 AM
My hero is: Eva and Yoel Haller.

They inspire me. Strong, resilient, lovers of art, passionate supporters of women's rights and children's rights. Love to be with these two.



Wendy Jewell from Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 8/9/2017 7:48:24 AM
My hero is: Nature and especially flowers.

This Stargazer Lily blooms every summer and it brings such joy to all who are lucky enough to see it.



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Mi from Los Angeles, CA, USA - 8/8/2017 7:48:41 PM
My hero is: Alton Brown.

Alton Brown is everything that an artist could ever be - cook, cinematographer, musician, cookbook author, and TV personality. Brown is the creator and host of Good Eats!, a TV show that demonstrates the science behind cooking in the most intriguing and entertaining way.



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Jeanne Meyers from Laguna Beach, California, United States - 7/25/2017 1:44:20 PM
My hero is: Stephanie Cole.

she is a champion working to make sure that MY HERO is great resource for educators around the globe. She has been managing the project for 16 years. God Bless Stephanie Cole!



Cheikh Darou Seck. from Dakar, Senegal - 7/23/2017 9:58:27 AM
My hero is: Jeanne Meyers.

Jeanne Meyers is the co-founder and Director of the MY HERO project. She has dedicated her life to celebrating heroee around the world and to connect people by helping them work together and bring the best in them. Jeanne has brought a tremendous and radical change in my life and the life of so many people she helped become betteer. She isan angel and a true hero. Shés my hero and my inspiration. All the people who know me know THE MY HERO project. All that is possible because of Jeanne Meyers. This is why she is my hero.



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Emma Camille - 7/12/2017 1:42:43 PM
My hero is: My Cedar Pup .Cedar teaches me strength and resilience ever day. Two years ago she was paralyzed in her back legs by a stroke. Through all the struggles she still smiles and makes her way up mountains. She constantly reminds me to embrace the beauty of life and remember how strong we all are! And she is a source of infinite love.

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Wendy Milette from Davenport. , California, United States - 7/12/2017 11:56:31 AM
My hero is: Nancy Poss-Hatchl.My Moma instilled in me the values that govern my life. Respect for all people, reverence for nature, passion for mysticism, and a fervent desire to show kindness to every human being. I am eternally grateful to have been blessed with her as my Moma.

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Wendy Jewell from Toronto, Canada - 7/3/2017 11:36:33 AM
My hero is: Rheya.

Rheya is an Australian Sheppard that came into my daughter's life just when she needed a true friend with no judgement! What a blessing she has been, not only for Slater but for all who meet her.



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Trey Carlisle from Monterey Park, CA, USA - 6/6/2017 6:21:07 PM
My hero is: Nic Vujichich.Nic Vujicic was born with no arms or legs. In his childhood he didn't believe he would ever have a bright future due to his condition. However, he later found inner strength in his faith and started to believe that he could overcome his limitations. In high school he gave his first motivational speech to his peers. He was moved as people came up to him in tears, thanking him for inspiring them. Vujicic is now a world renown motivational speaker, inspiring kids across the globe to not let their challenges and wounds in life affect them. He is ALSO a surfer, husband, and father.

Mohamed Sidibay
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jeanne meyers from laguna beach, ca - 5/31/2017 9:51:36 AM
My hero is: Mohamed Sidibay.He has embraced education as a force for positive change. Having been a former child soldier he has taken on the challenge of working for the rights of all children to have a right to an education. He has been helping my hero bring our resources to teachers around the world. He graduated from George Washington University in Peace and Conflict Resolution and has been working with NGO and the United Nations to provide equal access to education for all. He will be attending law school this fall with a goal of becoming a human rights lawyer. MY HERO has been so grateful for his help and leadership over the years.

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jeanne - 5/25/2017 7:32:01 PM
My hero is: Nathan Smith.He has been working so hard to improve MY HERO with his most excellent teammates Anthony and Leon and Vincent and Karen. We are very pleased with the progress and appreciate all of their efforts to make MY HERO a web site that will be enjoyed for students for years to come...

Tara from Seattle, Washington, USA - 5/22/2017 1:57:46 AM
My hero is: Marita Hird.She was born in Victoria, the 25 febrary 1971. She begins her like as a jokey in 1993. She is Austalian. She is in the Australian Paralympic Athletic Team. Her medical problem is quite consistent, she broke her neck in three places. She was advised that she was an incomplete quadriplegic. Then, to recover, she used riding as a therapy. It can be said that riding has saved him somehow, helped him to climb the slope. She is undoubtedly a woman endowed with unfailing courage. In spite of her handicap, she still carries her passion that costs. She is a model for all of us, a model of courage.It gives us a lesson in life and therefore never give up and give up in the face of the harshness of life.

celik amour from nevers, nievre, france - 5/22/2017 1:54:33 AM
My hero is: Muhammad Ali.He was a legendary boxer.He had won the gold medal in the olympic games of 1960.His real name was Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. He is the winner of championship world of heavyweight versus Sonny Liston. Muhammad Ali is known for his style fighting. This slogan was :"Fly like a butterfly, stings like the bee!".Mohamed Ali has become one of the most famous athletes in the world. Incorporated in the International Boxing Hall of Fame, Ali is considered one of the greatest boxers in history.

Micheline from Montcuq, France - 5/22/2017 1:47:30 AM
My hero is: Kathrine Switzer.Kathrine Switzer is an American writer but mostly a marathon runner. She is famous because she is the first woman who participated to Boston Marathon. I admire her so much since equality between men and women is very important even in sport.

Manguier from Urvord, Nier, France - 5/22/2017 1:41:48 AM
My hero is: Zinedine Zidane.World-renowned football player Zinedine Zidane won the World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship in 2000. Nicknamed "el maestro" by the Italians, Zidane is recognized as an unrivaled football tactician . After five years spent under the jersey of Juventus in Turin, the offensive midfielder joined the prestigious Real Madrid club in 2001. The 1998 World Cup gave Zidane a dazzling popularity and raised it to the rank of national hero..

Thomas from LIlle, Nord, France - 5/20/2017 11:52:04 AM
My hero is: Cristiano Ronaldo.Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional soccer player who has set record while playing for both Manchester United and real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985, in Funchal, in Portugal. He begin his professional at Manchester United. IN the 2004 FA CUP final, he scored Manchester's first three goals and helped then capture the championship. In 2008 he set franchise record goals scored. He was bought by real Madrid 131millions dollars, in 2009. In addition to his FIFA world Player of the year award, Ronaldo has also won 4 BALLON D'OR, the golden boot, and was named the UEFA club forward of the year he got other honors during course of this career, he won too European Championships with Portugal team against France. He's an exemple for me for lot of reasons, because he is a best player ever and I like football. Cristiano Ronaldo rescived award of the most generous sport player of the world. Cristiano Ronaldo is an exemple.

thomas from chemy, France - 5/11/2017 7:53:46 AM
My hero is: Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional soccer player who as set record while player for both Manchester United and Real Madrid. He was born on February 5, 1985 in Fanchal, in Portugal. He becan his professional at Manchester United. In the 2004 FA cup final, he scored Manchester's first three goals and helped hen capture the Championship. In 2008 he set franchise record goals scored. He was bought by Real Madrid 131 millions dollars in 2009. In addition to this FIFA world player of the year award, Ronaldo has also won 4 BALLON D'OR, the Golden boot, and was named the UEFA club forward his career, he won too European Championship with Portugal team against France. It's an exemple for me because he's the best player have ever seen because and I love seen him because i like playing football. And for conclude he's my hero because he's the most generous football player of the world.



Nickita from Donduseni, Donduseni, Moldova - 4/25/2017 12:12:37 PM
My hero is: Van Gogh.My hero is Van Gogh.He painted beautiful drawings.Most of all I like his picture "Starry Night". I like this artist because he does not have pictures like eveyone else.That's why he's my hero

Brenda Cates from blue springs, mo, USA - 4/22/2017 9:43:35 AM
My hero is: First Lt Douglas Ferguson.I was in fifth grade. My family wanted to be involved . We went out and donated and received MIA and POW bracelets to wear. The young man on my bracelet never came home. And years after his parents died his remains were finally brought home. I still have that bracelet and will always have it. Every single young boy that was sent to that terrible place is a hero. And all the veterans from previous wars. Thank you Ron for your books and your truth!

Jessica from Dublin, Ohio, USA - 4/20/2017 12:27:57 PM
My hero is: My grandpa, Don.A hero doesn’t have to be able to fly, or have mind reading powers. I think that a hero is someone who is brave, always thinks of others before themselves, perseveres, looks on the bright side and has love in their heart. My grandpa, Don, showed all of these characteristics throughout his life. When my grandpa was a child, his parents worked in a small bakery. He loved to run and he was one of the fastest of his friends. When he was about ten years old, he was diagnosed with Polio. Polio is a disease that attacks your nerves. It makes you very sick. In some cases it can make you paralyzed. My grandpa was paralyzed in his back and legs. He was in and out of the hospital for over a year. But he didn’t let that ruin his life. He went to college and became an accountant. Getting Polio was definitely not a good thing, but some good did come out of it. If he didn’t get Polio, he might not have gone to college. The reason he was able to go to college is because his aunt helped pay for it since he couldn’t work a job like his parents. Going to college opened up a lot of new opportunities for him. As an adult, he married my grandma, took care of 3 children and worked as an accountant. When he got older, he unfortunately developed heart failure. He was back in the hospital. He was in the hospital for years. Eventually he was able to go home but he was still sick. He died at home one night. We were all sad that he was gone but happy that he had had a long and full life. My grandpa was one of the bravest people I knew. Once when I was a baby, we went to visit my grandparents. My grandpa didn’t know that I knew how to go down stairs. I was walking down the basement stairs when my grandpa saw me. He cared about me so much that he was about to push himself out of his wheelchair and fall to catch me. This demonstrates three characteristics of a hero. This shows that he is brave, always thinks of others before himself and that he has so much love. When he was in the hospital for holidays because of his heart failure, we would visit him. You could either say that it’s sad he has to be in a hospital for holidays, or you could say that it’s happy that we got to visit him. He always chose to see the happy side of it. This shows that he always looks on the bright side of things. Before my grandpa got Polio, he loved to run and was very fast. Once he got Polio he couldn’t do it anymore. But that didn’t stop him from anything. When he was in college, he played on a wheelchair basketball team. This shows that he doesn’t let his disabilities stop him, and that he perseveres. My grandpa is my hero. He was an amazing person who showed all of these characteristics and much more. He did some great things and affected so many people throughout his life.

Lera from Moldova - 4/19/2017 1:14:55 PM
My hero is: My hero is Harry Potter.Since the year Harry Potter was introduced to the world, he has become one of the most popular characters in the history of literature. He is adored by everyone I know: children, adults and even some elderly people. This orphaned boy has to live with his unpleasant relatives, because he’s lost his parents. He attends the Hogwarts School where they teach him different magical tricks. In fact, it’s a place where he studies wizardry. In total, there are seven books about the boy, all written by an incredibly gifted author - Joanne K. Rowling. In most chapters he fights the evil Voldemort, who was responsible for the death of his parents. All books were pictured on the screen and I should say that the films are as interesting as books. In fact, Harry has two best friends as stated in the story. Their names are Hermione and Ron. Some people prefer reading the books, but I liked the movies more. There are many moving moments there, such as Harry’s dance with Hermione, friends’ support in hard times, etc. Thanks to J. K. Rowling the story is impactful and catchy. I’m sure it brightened many children’s life. “Harry Potter” books were written for people of any religion, race or nationality. Perhaps, that’s why it has become the world’s best-selling series. It’s important that throughout the novel the writer brings out some vital topics, such as the choices which we make in life or the directions that we take. These choices determine the individual character of the main hero. In my opinion, watching the movies or reading the books about Harry Potter, children learn many invaluable lessons. Apart from that, the story is full of humorous moments.

LALY V from Nevers, Bourgogne, France - 4/14/2017 3:06:09 AM
My hero is: My hero is Penelope Leprevost.Penelope Leprevost is a French rider. She was born on the first August 1980. In 2006, She wins her first title : Champion of France with her Horse : Karatina. In 2008, with the arrival of jubilée d'Ouilly in her club, she participates to her first Nations Cup with the French team and takes away that of Zagreb. She begins to work with Michel Robert, who becomes her mentor. Her good results allowed her to be selected for the European championships of Windsor with the same horse. En 2012, she went to Olympic Games, she had no medal because she fell, while she had been crowned vice-champion of the world in 2010. In 2013, she won the final pf the Nation Cup in teams in Barcelona. In 2014, With Flora de Mariposa (her horse) she is a vice-champion of the world by team in the World Equestrian Games. She is my hero because, there is not a lot of woman in the riding high level, furthermore I find her course exceptional. :)

Laura.F / Clara.C from Imphy, France, France - 4/14/2017 3:00:22 AM
My hero is: Laura Flessel.Laura Flessel-Colovic was born 1971 in Guadeloupe. She's married at Denis Colovic. She is a fencing player, and she begins fencing at the age of 6, she's french.She takes away her first successes on the world scene in 1995 by ending on the third square of the World championships of The Hague. She wins 5 Olympic medals and she is six times world champion and once champion of Europe. She's called "wasp". She is an ambassadress of the campaign Stand Up For African Mothers of the AMREF Flying Doctors, the godmother of Handicap International, Ambassadress of the NGO Plan France31 and godmother of a girl in Haiti today. Her project on the long term is to send fencing in cities and disadvantaged places. She based the Ti' Colibri association which has for vocation to promote fencing. Thanks to her action, this one was able to offer ways and equipment to clubs arranging few resources.

Cooper from Winchester, VA, USA - 4/5/2017 7:04:33 AM
My hero is: Grandma Penny.My grandma was named Penny and was born in 1947 in Lamesa,Texas. When she was a kid she had a kind and fun personality. Her favorite thing to do as a toddler was play with her dolls.She was kind to her and sister Candy. Candy is my great aunt with skin cancer. Penny and Candy play a lot but read a lot too. Her mom was named Memo and she was very nice. At about the age of 4, she started to read and she still loves it. When she was growing up her beloved job was being a mother. But when she grew up her first job was flight attendant but she didn’t like that job she became a 6 grade teacher. In 1977, she had my mother but at this time she was still a 6 grade teacher. She got divorced a few years later. She had a boyfriend this year but she broke up with him. I never seen that grandpa before. I only seen him when I was a baby. All I remember is that he was a college professor. But after a few years later she retired from her job and supported her daughter in college and when my mom had my brother, she started hanging out with us. Some of her heroic qualities are like how she raised two amazing kids all by herself. But the problem with her is HOW MUCH SHE TALKS!!!!

Zachary from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 8:50:47 AM
My hero is: Joseph Smith.Joseph Smith is an amazing hero. He was a religious hero of the Mormon church. He was born on December 23, 1805 and died on June 27, 1844. He was the first modern day prophet of the restored Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Joseph smith grew up in a one room cabin with a huge family. When Joseph Smith was 14 he had a vision. He told his family but they didn’t have the same beliefs as him. Later on his brother Hyrum helped him. That vision he had at 14 lead him to translate the Book of Mormon. He was extremely brave, and selfless. He found the brass plates, a religious document of Mormonism. And restored the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He had to be extremely brave to do this because many people didn’t believe what he was teaching and hated him for that. People tried to kill him he was even thrown in jail by them, some even tried to steal the brass plates. A part of the brass plates called the book of Lehi is still missing. After he got the plates and the Urim and Thummim a tool use to translate the plates, he was able to translate the plates so we can read them today. After this he started the church and taught from the book of Mormon. He also had to be selfless to teach other people while risking his own life. He died on June 27, 1844 by murder from an angry mob. He dedicated his life to sharing and protecting the Book of Mormon. That is why he is an amazing hero.

Audrey from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 8:49:06 AM
My hero is: President Abraham Lincoln.Abraham Lincoln was definitely a hero. He was a very brave man. Lincoln was the 16th President from April 4, 1861 through April 15, 1865. Lincoln was brave and had courage because he led the American Revolutionary War. Also, while he led the American Revolutionary War he also was sacrificing his life, by leading it. He must of had patience during the war too, because it isn’t like he would go out and they would be waiting for him ready to fight! He was caring, and had many friends that liked him because he was nice to them. Friends, such as, Joseph Gillespie, William Seward, William Butler, Noah Brooks, and Abram Bergen. Lincoln is known for his honesty, because everyone could trust him and tell them the truth. Lincoln was really tall, his height was 6’4. That might not sound too tall, but he wore a top hat that was really tall and made him look much taller! Lincoln’s average weight was about 180 pounds! What!?! Yup, 180 pounds! Some of Lincoln’s favorite foods were, oyster stew, apples, cheese and crackers, and nuts. Lincoln managed to abolish slavery, be self educated, be part of the United States House of Representatives! He did a LOT in his life, before he was assassinated. Lincoln was assassinated on April 5, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth. He must’ve been very focused because you just CAN’T lead a war if you aren’t focused! He was selfless, because if you are leading a war, it isn’t JUST peace for you, it’s for the rest of the country you are fighting for! Abe Lincoln is one of MY heroes because he was brave.

Josie from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 8:46:58 AM
My hero is: Neil Armstrong.Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong has been an inspiration to me in several ways. He was the first man on the moon with the quote “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio on August 5th 1930. When he landed on the moon, it inspired people everywhere to believe they can do something if they put their mind to it. He inspired me because if someone can land on the moon in a spacesuit almost no gravity and in freezing temperatures, then I can definitely land on a radiated planet with frozen waters. (my goal is to be the first woman on mars.) Neil Armstrong passed away on August 25th, 2012 living to be 82. Neil Armstrong was brave, courageous, and daring. The reason why I say this is because he, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins took a chance on not coming back from the moon. While he was on the moon Neil collected samples and took pictures. one of which was his footprint. The spaceship they used was the Apollo 11. They landed in the pacific ocean, west of Hawaii. After they landed, they were put in quarantine for 3 weeks. https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/about/bios/neilabio.html http://www.biography.com/people/neil-armstrong-9188943#moon-landing

Penny from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 8:38:41 AM
My hero is: Clara Barton.Clara Barton is a hero of the american Civil War for creating the American Red Cross. THe Red cross provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education in the U.S.A. She got named “ANgel Of The battlefield”. She was not only a nurse but she was a teacher, and Patent Clerk. she never got married because she was so busy with her jobs. She was born on december 25, 1821, at North oxford massachusetts u.s.. She died on April 12, 1912, at glen Echo maryland u.s. .clara Barton's father was Captain Stephen Barton, a member of the local military and a selectman who inspired his daughter with patriotism and a broad humanitarian interest. clara’s mother was Sarah Stone Barton. clara had four siblings. Wanting to serve her country, CLARA went to the railroad station when the victims arrived and SHE nursed 40 men. When she went to the battlefield she brought a four mule team pulling a wagon of supplies for men on the battlefield, injured ones. At the beginning of the civil war, she collected and distributed supplies for the Union Army. She and her assistants received and answered over 63,000 letters and identified over 22,000 missing men. Subsequently, Barton read A Memory of Solferino, a book written by Henry Dunant, founder of the global Red Cross network. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Barton http://www.pulseuniform.com/coffee-time/index.php/2016/02/01/25-famous-nurses-past-to-present-wolrds-popular-nurse-professionals/ are THE WEBSITEs I COPIED MOST INFORMATION FROM.

Miley from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 8:36:30 AM
My hero is: Passengers and Crew of Flight 93.On September 11, 2001, a Boeing 757-222 was hijacked. Two other hijacked planes had been crashed into the Twin towers, and another was heading for the Pentagon. The hijackers overpowered the flight crew about 46 minutes after takeoff. Although the specific target is unknown, it is believed the hijackers were heading for the Capital Building or the White House. Several passengers and flight attendants were able to make phone calls and learned that other planes had been hijacked. Many of the passengers made an attempt to control the plane. In the process,the plane crashed into a reclaimed strip mine in Stony Township. Vice President Dick Cheney learned that flight 93 had crashed in Pennsylvania and is reported to have said “I think an act heroism just took place on that plane.” I believe he is correct. List of passengers and crew. Many people gave up their lives for others on September 11. Here is a partial list of the people who died. CHRISTIAN ADAMS LORRAINE G. BAY TODD M. BEAMER ALAN ANTHONY BEAVEN MARK BINGHAM DEORA FRANCES BODLEY SANDY WAUGH BRADSHAW MARION R. BRITTON THOMAS E. BURNETT, JR WILLIAM JOSEPH CASHMAN

Jackson from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 8:33:59 AM
My hero is: Alex Morgan.Alex Morgan is a famous soccer player and sum consider her the best soccer player all time.She was born in San Dimas, California.She grew up in the town of Diamond Bar with her two sisters Jeni and Jeri. Alex attended the University of UC Berkeley there she played for the California Golden Bears starting in 2007 to 2010.Then played for the Western New York Flash. Alex played for many more teams and when they were she never lost hope this led her here.

Lauren from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 8:32:04 AM
My hero is: Col William H. Dabney,USMC Rrt..Col William H. Dabney,USMC Rrt. Commanding Officer,HQBN,HQMC,HH was born in New Brunswick, Canada on September 28 1934. His mother was Mary Hennessey Wagner and his father was Victor William Wagner but, his mother remarried Hugh Keane Dabney on May 5, 1945. He was raised in Panama and Gloucester County, Virginia. When he died, he was a retired Marine Corps. Before he died, he went on missions. He had many missions in Vietnam. He was awarded the Navy Cross. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_H._Dabney https://blog.usni.org/2012/02/15/farewell-to-a-warrior-colonel-william-h-dabney-usmc-ret

Lynnea from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 8:28:55 AM
My hero is: Mary Lou Retton.Mary Lou Retton was an Olympic gymnast. In 1984 she was the first female gymnast to win gold on all around. She got a perfect 10 twice in the Olympics. The scores are decimals on how you do in your routine the highest score you can get is a 10 that is like perfect. The highest all around score you can get is a 40 and that is all 10’s it’s reallllllllllllllly hard to get! The scores are decimals on how you do in your routine the highest score you can get is a 10 unless you are in the Olympics that is like perfect. She was very strong too! She was an Olympian in 1984. A national sports survey found Mary the most famous athlete in America. She has four daughters, a husband, mother and father. She stopped doing gymnastics in 1985. She was sixteen when she was doing gymnastics. She inspired my mom because my mom did gymnastics too and she was really good! She is a hero because she inspired me because she was a gymnast and I’m one, too!

Trey from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 8:24:17 AM
My hero is: Kelli Marie White.Kelli Marie White was born January 31, 1999. When she was young, her parents separated. Her mother, Jessica White later married Rick White. He adopted Kelli and became her biological father. Kelli had three schools she went to in elementary. That didn’t affect her at all. She has always had all A’s and B’s. She received a leadership award in 5th grade out of the entire grade. One thing that hurt her in school was that her BFF moved in elementary school. In high school she moved back. Kelli is currently in the National honor society. In basketball Kelli was not much different. She played AAU basketball for 8 years. In 8th grade she broke her collarbone and didn’t come back to basketball until she started high school.For sitting out for so long she won an award. She played high school basketball for Millbrook until her junior year. For her junior and senior year she played basketball for Sherando. She won MVP award at Sherando. She was one of the top rebounders in the division. She will be going to Shenandoah university and wants to master in occupational therapy. She is a great sister and role model. She is also a role model for me in basketball.

Aydin from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 8:22:17 AM
My hero is: Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman was born in 1822(her month is unknown).She was born a slave in Dorchester Maryland.She had a major head injury when she was twelve(got hit in the head with a two pound metal weight), it made her have epileptic seizures.She escaped and became an abolitionist in 1849. She began the underground railroad in 1853.She helped fleeing slaves escape the south through many routes.Those routes led to Canada , Mexico, and the north.She is known for never losing a person in the underground railroad.She is the most well known conductor of the underground railroad. She also served as a spy in the Union army.Her intel as a spy led to the capture of JacksonVille, Florida! I never expected Harriet Tubman to be a spy! She also knew the land better than the soldiers.Harriet also told the Union where confederate troops were heading. She assisted John Brown in the planning of the raid on Harpers ferry. He called her “General Tubman!" She got freed slaves to help in the raid.John Brown was captured and his raid was unsuccessful (he was hung for his actions). In her late life she had surgery on her head.She became part of women's suffrage.

Gabe from Winchester, USA - 3/31/2017 8:20:29 AM
My hero is: John Walsh.John Walsh was born in Auburn New York, on December 26, 1945. He is 71 and is still alive today.he was raised by a supported catholic home.Walsh had an independent streak as a teen, but eventually settled down to raise a family and work as a hotel marketing executive in Hollywood, Florida.but then his son got kidnapped and murdered which made him start the missing children and fugitives program. He is my hero because he helps find missing children and missing Fugitives and put them behind bars and keep us safe.he is also my hero because he won't stop until a missing child is found and is reunited with his or her family. Also he puts missing fugitives in jail and that makes are world a better place. In his adulthood he married Revé Drew and they had 4 children.Their names are Hayden Walsh, Meghan Walsh, Callahan Walsh, and Adam Walsh.Adam Walsh was kidnap ed and was murdered so that's why he started the missing children and fugitives. The person who murdered Adam Walsh was Ottis Toole but did not face charges but later died in jail for other reasons. Where I got my info. http://www.biography.com/people/john-walsh-9542164

Kayleigh from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 8:12:36 AM
My hero is: Abigail Adams.Abigail Adams is a hero because while her husband was defending their country she stood strong as a mother and advisor to John Adams. It was very hard for women at this time when their husbands went away to war to understand that they were doing the right thing. But Abigail Adams knew John Adams was a strong man doing the right thing. Abigail Adams once said:If we mean to have heroes statesmen, and philosophers we should have learned about women. This was meant to get the word out that women could do just as much as men. Abigail also thought that knowledge was good but pushing someone too hard to be someone they're not is not what we were meant to do. As a mother Abigail Adams believed that her children should know how war was affecting their lives. From this knowledge her son John Quincy Adams became the sixth president of our great United States of America. It is extremely hard to take care of kids and support a family while your husband was away at war. In a war like this where she did not even know if she would ever see her beloved husband again. She was worried sick every day. A person like Abigail Adams is a great role model to children and all people that need to stand strong and be brave. She is a women that gives me hope for the future. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/abigail_adams.html http://www.notable-quotes.com/a/adams_abigail.html

Makayla from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 8:05:52 AM
My hero is: Harriet Tubman.My hero is Harriet Tubman because she was a brave women who helped to free people by risking her own life. Harriet Tubman was a slave. When she was very young she had a strong belief in God. She prayed constantly for her family, herself, and even for her master. At thirteen years old she put herself in front of another slave who was about to be hit with a two pound weight. She got hit in the head and she had headaches and blackouts for the rest of her life. But she still had trust in God and freedom. Then when the plantation owner died she was sold to the deep south. Instead Harriet ran away to Pennsylvania. Harriet could have stayed safely in the north but that was not the plan God had for her. The next year she went back to free her sister and her sister’s children. During her lifetime she made more than eighteen more trips to the south. She rescued more than three hundred slaves including her whole family. In the Civil War she was a nurse, spy, and scout. I think that Harriet Tubman was an amazing woman and I hope you think the same. Harriet Tubman a hero.

Richie from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 8:03:39 AM
My hero is: President Dwight Eisenhower.Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five star general in the US army in World War II and served as a supreme commander of the allied expeditionary forces in Europe. In September 1955, he suffered a heart attack in Denver. Luckily, 7 weeks later the doctors reported his recovery! He died March 28, 1969 to a long illness. I chose Dwight Eisenhower because he was a five star general in World War II. I also chose him because he was the thirty fourth president of the United States. He is the second ranked U.S. president by military rank and the only president in front of him is George Washington. I would say he is a good leader and is very brave. I would also say that he is strong physically and mentally.

Faith from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 8:01:20 AM
My hero is: Erica Fernandez.Erica Fernandez stood up for her community and “gave a voice to the voiceless.” Erica was born in Michoacán, Mexico and lived there until the age of 12. Then, her family migrated to the United States to Oxnard, California. Neither she nor her parents could speak English, so it was hard to make friends and communicate with people in her neighborhood. One day, a proposal of the richest coal-mining corporation (BHP Billiton) was made to build a natural liquefied gas (LNG) facility off the coast of Ventura County. It would’ve routed a 36-inch pipeline through low-income neighborhoods like Oxnard. Then, they added 10-miles to the project so they could go around richer communities and only effect Oxnard. If it had gone through, it would have produced 280 tons of pollution each year. Not only would it be bad for the health of the people living there, it would’ve affected their crops and farmland. Erica thought that it was a bad idea and didn’t like that her town was going to be polluted. So Erica joined forces with other local community organizations like the Sierra Club to stand up to BHP Billiton and stop it from going through. Erica organized protests, led marches through neighborhoods, and gathered more than 250 high school students to a rally that was critical to their success. All of Erica’s efforts became worthwhile after her speech before the California State Lands Commission which led to the creation of SB412, a bill introduced in the California Senate that entitles communities to have a say in coastal construction proposals. http://myhero.com/hero.asp?hero=Erica_Fernandez_2012

Aidan from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 7:59:38 AM
My hero is: Daniel Parker.Daniel Parker has given me a lot of good qualities and set me up for later in life. A hero to me can be anything from a policemen to your parents. My dad has helped shape me and has taught me. To me that can be the definition of a hero. That is just one of his many heroic qualities though. He said his hero when he was a kid was Michael Jordan for his positive attitude and leadership. He also says, “That over time your perspective of a hero changes as you get older, and things like an NBA player doesn’t even know me and I don’t know him, and that heros when we get older will be close to us and have good characteristics.” Here is what he said his hero is now, “Jesus is, and that no human is.” One of the things he has did for us is being there for us when we're sad and down. That is being a hero because he shows he cares for us. He also gets us all the things we need from housing, clothing, and food. That shows he wants to take care of us. Another thing he does for us is watch us do stuff we like to do. That shows he isn’t selfish. Also something else he does for us is get us places we need to go and sign us up for things like basketball for example. That is a heroic quality to me, because he is taking time out of his life to do something for someone else besides him. That shows he cares about others and puts them before him. That to me is a very important heroic quality. One of his best qualities is telling me the truth, like if I get an 85 on a test when I should have gotten an 100 he’ll tell me so I can do better next time and get a hundred. That proves he wants us to do are best and he doesn’t just be like, ok good job when he knows I could do better.

Aaron from Winchester, Virginia, USA - 3/31/2017 7:57:31 AM
My hero is: Ryan Hall.Ryan Hall was born on 10/14/1982 and is a 34 year old man, and is a hero to some people because of his hard work. If he does not do well in a race he is still satisfied with his completion of it. He holds the record for a half marathon, which is 59:43, and people think he is the perfect person to give the title to. He is a Christian and is a father of 4 daughters, and husband to Sara Hall (Bei). The 4 sisters are adopted Ethiopian children and are not Sara and Ryan’s children from birth, but the 4 sisters are never the less still happy to be with them, and Sara and Ryan are glad to have them. Ryan also never gives up and never quits a race. He his proud of who he his now, because he has completed his career of being an Olympic Runner. This is why he is so fondly looked up to. His His first run was in eighth grade on a 15 mile run on 7000 feet. He also ran a few months later for his first timed mile, which was 4:43. His last run was last year in 2016 when he was 33 and left his shoes at the finish. His last race was the last marathon of the World Marathon challenge. The World Marathon challenge is where you run 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents. He is one of 22 men and 9 women to complete it. The marathons took place in Antarctica, Chile, Miami, Madrid, Morocco, Dubai, and Sydney.

Jill from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 7:55:03 AM
My hero is: Jim Schaefer.My hero is my dad. My dad’s name is Jim Schaefer. He is my hero because he served in the military. He was willing to sacrifice his life for the protection of our nation. Once he was about to go and fight but someone else went instead. He did not know who his father was (not even his name, where he lives/lived, if he is alive or dead) so I think that was one reason why he was willing to do that, so less fathers would be away from there kids when they were at a young age. He likes to try and keep everybody (in my house) calm and he acts like everything is going to be ok even if times are rough.

Savannah from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 7:53:16 AM
My hero is: Dorthea Lange.Dorthea Lange was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). She was born in May 26, 1895 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Her name at birth was Dorthea Margaretta Nutzhorn. She had a polio which left her right leg with a permanent limp. This happened at age seven. This is one of two traumatic incidents in her child life. The other one was when her father abandoned her at age 12, she dropped her middle name and assumed her mother’s maiden name. She was educated in photography in Columbia University in New York after she graduated from Wadleigh High School For Girls. She was apprenticed informally to several New York photography studios, including that of the famed Arnold Genthe. In 1918, she left New York with a female friend to travel the world, but was forced to end the trip in San Francisco and settled there due to a robbery she started working as a photo finisher. By the following year she had opened a successful portrait studio. For the rest of her life she lived in Berkeley, just across the bay. In 1920, she married Maynard Dixon, a noted western painter. She had two sons, Daniel, born in 1925, and John, born in 1930. She died of esophageal cancer on October 11, 1965, in San Francisco, California, at age 70.

C.J. from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 7:50:40 AM
My hero is: Jimmy Butler. Jimmy Butler was born on September 14th, 1989 in Tomball, Texas. As a kid, Jimmy was not treated very well, his dad left him when he was only an infant. Also his mom treated him like crap. At the age of only 13 years old his mom kicked him out of the house. After his mom kicked him out he felt that his life had been set up to fail. Since he was homeless he stayed at his friend's house for few weeks at a time then he went to another one. But one day he was shooting hoops outside with his most prized possession his basketball, until a kid that went to his high school Tomball High challenged him to a 3 points contest. The kid's name was Leslie has was a star on the football and basketball team with jimmy. After the contest the two became close friends. Soon after that day Jimmy tried out for his high school basketball team and made it. Soon after that JImmy started staying with Leslie. In JImmy’s Junior year of high school he averaged only ten points per game (which is not that good if you want to have a good career). In his senior year he was chosen as team captain and his averages started to go up. He averaged about 19 points per game and about 9 rebounds which is good for a point guard. But the bad thing is that Jimmy was not heavily recruited from good basketball colleges. Jimmy ended up having to go to college named Tyler which is not a good basketball college. But JImmy did average about 18 points per game and 8 rebounds but after his Freshman year he decided he wanted to go to a division 1 basketball college which is the best division so he transferred to Marquette university. The other reason is he transferred is because he was offered a 2 star scholarship their. JImmy’s first season there he only averaged about 5 points per game and 3 rebounds. Things were a lot tougher than he thought. His next season was a lot better he averaged 18 points per game and about 7 rebounds. That was his last year of college. Jimmy was drafted number 30 in the 2011 draft by the Chicago bulls. But at first he did not live up to his expectations because he only averaged about 2 points per game and only 1 rebound. In July 2012 Jimmy joined the Bulls summer league team, where he averaged 20 points per game and 6 rebounds, compared to the regular season he was crushing it. Sadly when the regular season came back around Jimmy saw very very little playing time. Until one of his teammates Luol Deng got injured.Since he got injured JImmy got to be a starter for the first time in his NBA career. He scored 18 points and had 6 rebounds. The next 4 games he play for an average of 44 minutes. In one of those games against the Toronto Raptors he scored a career high of 28 points. After that game he became a full time started for the Bulls and he still is today but now his average points per game is 24 points and 8 rebounds. He's My hero because how rough his life was when he was a kid, but he never gave up he just kept going. Especially in the NBA when at first he barely played and only scored 2 points per game.Now he is on the USA olympic team and an all-star.

Natalie from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 7:47:39 AM
My hero is: Barack Obama.He was the 44th president and i think he's awesome. He's also democratic. His wife's name is Michelle Obama.Barack was born in Hawaii. Barack Obama made gay marriage legal and if it weren't for him my mom wouldn’t have a fiance. He is my hero because me and my mom used to fight 24/7. and now that she moved away we both get our space, and we are now calm both with each other and in general. His birthday is august 4th. He was born in 1961 when he was growing up Obama spent most of his childhood years in Honolulu, where his mother completed college after his parents divorced. ... In 1965, his mother remarried to Lolo Soetoro from Indonesia. Two years later, Dunham took Obama with her to Indonesia to reunite him with his stepfather. He was a community organizer, civil-rights lawyer and teacher before pursuing a political career. He was also a father.

Ivan from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 7:44:33 AM
My hero is: Jackie Robinson.Jackie Robinson is a great person indeed. He opened up the gates for black-skin players. He was born in January 31, 1919,Cairo, Georgia. Before he became famous for doing this, he was a QuarterBack for football.In 1945 The Boston Red Sox team’s owner was impressed, but he didn’t sign the contract for him. On October, 23, 1945, the Brooklyn Dodgers signed the contract for Jackie Robinson, and in games he usually played as the second baseman. His early role model was his brother, Mack Robinson. He was a world class sprinter. He was also born in Cairo, Georgia in 1914. He placed second in the 200 meter dash at the United States Olympics Trials in 1936, earning himself a place in the Olympic team. He went on to win a silver medal at the Summer Olympics in Berlin.

Brayden from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 7:41:26 AM
My hero is: Derek Jeter. Derek Sanderson Jeter was born on June 26,1974 in Pequannock Township, New Jersey. He inspired me because when he was 8, he signed a contract with his parents. The purpose of the contract was so Derek would understand his responsibilities. The contract said that if he gets one B in any subject he will stop playing baseball, if he makes one dumb decision he quits playing baseball and that if he doesn't do his chores, he quits baseball. The contract also stated that he will do all of his physical training on his own. All his family has to do is purchase equipment and take him to his practices and games. When he was 9 he told his parents that some day he will be #2 playing shortstop for the New York Yankees. He did not take anything else as a possibility. Everyday he practiced, everyday he studied and everyday he ate healthy and did his chores. In 1992 when he was 18 he was drafted by the New york Yankees as the sixth pick in the first round. After 4 seasons in the minors he went pro and was #2 playing shortstop for the New York Yankees. He didn't stop, he had 14 AL all star appearances, AL rookie of the year, all star and world series mvp,The Babe Ruth award, The Joan Payson Award for Community Service award and many others. He is married to Hannah Davis and is now expecting his first child...a baby girl! He is retired and a philanthropist. Thank you for your time and I hoped you liked learning about Jeter. Derek Sanderson Jeter is my hero because of his hard work, determination and how he inspired me to play baseball.

Tristen from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/31/2017 7:39:51 AM
My hero is: Jeremy Ray Nicely.My hero is my dad because he is an amazing artist. He teaches me a lot of the things and showed me the coding website, Scratch. He wants me to learn how to code with Python, but it is too hard for me right now. The reason he is a hero to other people is because he is a manager at a store and if he wasn’t there a lot of things would be out of order. He usually restocks the food but that's all I have seen him do. I know he does more because I hear him talk about moving trucks, pushing carts, and getting food orders. My aunt works with my dad at the same place and she is also a manager. She manages the Money. My dad also keeps me happy and makes me laugh while also hosting a Game Night every Wednesday where everyone I know (sort of) comes over and we play board games.

Teague from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/30/2017 8:28:53 AM
My hero is: My Pappy - Quentin Blair Simpson. My Grandfather’s name is Quentin Blair Simpson. I call him Pappy. He has a pretty cool life. My family and I love him so much, that my middle name is Quentin. He has done a lot of awesome things.I’m going to tell you about what kind of things he has done. My Pappy was born on July 4th, 1949 in Cumberland Maryland. He always says, “Those fireworks are for my birthday!” I always laugh, but I know it’s not true. His mother’s name was Dorothy Simpson. I never got a chance to meet his father because he had died before I was born. As he grew up, he had a lot of hobbies. He spent his time walking or taking the city bus to the movies. He was also a paper boy. Although, the thing he loved, was baseball. He was a pitcher and the MVP on his senior year at Fort Hill high school! He and his brother were the only brothers that ever both got the MVP award on their senior year. Pappy got married on October 8th, 1969 to Marlene Shank. Soon after, on September 21st, 1970, they had a baby named Quentin Blaire Simpson.

Anaiel from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/30/2017 8:26:21 AM
My hero is: RuPaul.This is a biography of RuPaul and what he has done in his lifetime until now. I hope you learn many things about him and maybe inspire you as well. In childhood, RuPaul was born on November 17, 1960 in San Diego, California. His full name is RuPaul Andre Charles, being the only boy in 4 children of his family. His parents divorced when he was 7 and moved to Atlanta, Georgia. He then later he wore his sister’s clothing and experienced crossdressing, imitating people such as Diana Ross and Jane Fonda. He attended the Northside School of Arts, even not graduating he still got a huge step in his career on performance and show business. Later he asked to go on air in a television program called “The American Music Show”, then going on regularly with his band “Rupaul and the U-Hauls”. This band broke off after a while and was replaced, he then started on singing and came out with his album Supermodel of the world and soon singing became part of his career. He then later in 2009 RuPaul’s Drag race was introduced and it was giving others opportunities on being a drag queen, and again with another part called Rupaul’s Drag race all stars to let previous season contestants have another chance in winning and Untucked to see what was happening behind the scenes. She is one of my role models and heroes that influence me in many ways. The first quality that she has that I love is she is very kind and considers all of her friends as one huge family, the very close friends to the fans that she has. Another is she tries to reach goals she has in her life that she wants to achieve. Finally, she not only thinks about herself, but he helps other to see what good thing that could happen to everybody.

Gaven from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/30/2017 8:23:40 AM
My hero is: J.K. Rowling.J.K. Rowling was born at Yate, England, on July 31, 1965. J.K. Rowling’s real name is Joanne Rowling. She adopted her pen name, J.K. Rowling incorporating her grandmother's name, Kathleen, for the latter initial. She does not actually have a middle name. While Rowling was writing the Harry Potter book, she was a single mother. She was busy. But after she wrote the first three books of Harry Potter, she became a worldwide sensation. She was not only famous for making books, she was also famous for making the books while being a single mother. She overcame many challenges. Also, she was very successful and influential. Because of that, she became a hero to many people. In the summer of 2000, the first three books of Harry Potter made over $480 million in three years. In July 2000, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire saw a first printing of 5.3 million copies. After a postponed release, the fifth installment of Harry Potter hit bookstores in June 2003. The sixth installment of Harry Potter sold 6.9 million copies in the United States in its first 24 hours, the biggest opening in history. Prior to its July 2007 release, the seventh and final installment of Harry Potter, was the largest ever pre-ordered book at Barnes & Noble, Borders bookstores, and at Amazon.com. Rowling, also made a series named The Hobbit, and finished with the Lord of the Rings. Those series were still famous, but not as much as Harry Potter. Rowling, now Britain's 13th wealthiest woman does not plan to write any more books in the series Harry Potter or The Hobbit, but has not entirely ruled out the possibility. Although Rowling's Harry Potter series is finished, the author continues to work on more writing. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is one of them. The website I found the information is http://www.biography.com/people/jk-rowling-40998

Nick B from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/30/2017 8:20:04 AM
My hero is: Thomas Edison.Thomas Alva Edison invented many of the modern day objects we use in everyday life. Some of those things are the electric lamp, telephones, and the improved light bulb. Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. His parents names were Nancy and Samuel Edison. As a boy Edison would sell newspapers and snacks to commuters on trains. He also practiced morse code for telegraphy and soon became a night telegrapher for Western Union. He also made an automatic telegraph that could relay a message over and over. He helped the Gold and Stock Company by telling them he was making a new telegraph printer that would help their company. When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone it was very muffled and hard to hear so Edison improved Bell’s telephone and made it easier to hear. In 1863 Edison saved a child life when a freight train had come loose and almost ran the child over. The kids dad was so grateful that he said he would offer something that Edison wanted and so he taught Edison telegraphy. Also while Edison was looking for a filament for the improved light bulb he found out that if you cut out a small and thin piece of cardboard that makes it look like a horseshoe then boil it in sugar and alcohol that after carbonizing it actually worked. Edison created so many things that make life easier for us. He even saved a kid's life which was pretty heroic. He got 1,093 patents in his lifetime and was known as the person with the most patents in the word. Without Edison the night wouldn’t be able to be lit up bright with light. Thomas Edison was an important inventor that changed the world with his inventions.

Alina from Winchester, VA, USA - 3/30/2017 8:16:05 AM
My hero is: Sigurd M. Rascher .Let me tell you all about my grandpa’s hero, Sigurd M. Rascher. Mr. Rascher was born on May 15, 1907. He died on Feb. 25, 2001. Mr. Rascher played and taught the instrument saxophone. My grandpa met him when he was at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Mr. Rascher first came to the United States to solo on saxophone with the New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall. In 1941, he decided to move to the United States permanently, with his wife and son. After World War II, Mr. Rascher was invited to concertize in Europe where he traveled months on end soloing with orchestras. He is a world famous saxophonist, and my grandpa is proud to have known him. . Many people like my grandpa, enjoy playing saxophone and it’s hard to learn without such great teachers like Mr. Rascher.

VideoPortal from Taiping, Eritrea, Eritrea - 3/25/2017 5:18:35 PM
My hero is: VideoPortal.Through The Real Life Superhero Project , Tangen asks you, the viewer to embrace the intention of the heroes, to take a moment to discover the morality and conscience behind their actions, and ultimately, make the commitment to making a difference yourself.

Mike Nystrom from Marinette, Wisconsin, United States - 3/2/2017 6:41:07 AM
My hero is: Ron Kovic.A man who turned a personal tragedy into a vehicle for reform. A motivational man who speaks directly and honestly to the people who treated him as a traitor when in reality he represented the very best of America. I have tried to model my life after Ron when confronted by hatred and discrimination by disarming the situation or voicing the goodness in the individual, oftentimes but not always making a bad situation less volatile. Thanks Ron for inspiring me to be a better american and a better person. God bless you.

icepermergisy from Newdell, Cyprus, Turkey - 2/28/2017 2:26:42 PM
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michael from Doltan, Georgia, United States - 2/27/2017 5:50:42 PM
My hero is: Frederick Mcdade. Frederick McDade is an African-American Vietnam War veteran. The former professional baseball player was injured in combat, causing him to be blind and effectively ending his professional baseball career. After the war, Frederick went back to school to help deal with his blindness. With a master's degree in Social Psychology, Frederick became the school counselor at Dalton High School in Dalton, GA, and served in the position for 19 years old.

Amunique from Conyers, Georgia, USA - 2/26/2017 11:11:31 AM
My hero is: Maya Angelou.She is a poet, actor and director. I love her!!!

Javiana Razor from Blytheville, Arkansas, USA - 2/15/2017 11:46:14 AM
My hero is: Fredrick Douglass.Fredrick Douglass taught slaves to read and write

Zala from Ljubljana, Slovenia - 11/12/2016 6:59:40 AM
My hero is: My friend Anna.Ana has helped me with a lot of my homeworks, she has studied with me for my tests and a lot of things like that and I am very thankful to her because of this. C) Ana is very important to me, because she is so helpful, funny, supportive… I see her very often and we spend a lot of time together so I like her very much. She has made many differences in my life, for example she made my marks in school better… I admire her, because although she is now studying at the university, she finds time for me and others.

Hrbenic Sandi from Sarajevo, Fedeation of BiH, Bosnia and Herzegovina - 10/5/2016 3:57:12 PM
My hero is: Ron Kovic.You are my hero Ron .Forgive me for my english but I am a war veteran from Bosnian war and I was born at july not 4 but 19 .I just want to say thanks God there is people like you .You give us houp when everybody left us.God bless you man and thanks for your book,movie and thanks for tell as your story beacouse its a story of all war heros who give their lives and body parts for nothing.wishing you all well in life.

jeanne - 8/23/2016 6:21:24 PM
My hero is: Wanda Diaz-Merced - NASA.Wanda Diaz-Merced - NASA is listening to the stars and learning. Amazing woman pioneer. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/about/people/Wanda_Diaz-Merced.html

jeanne - 8/16/2016 7:54:45 PM
My hero is: nathan and karen chu and leon.they are making a new web site for my hero

Mackenzie Ann - 7/5/2016 9:40:44 AM
My hero is: Victor Vincent Fuentes.His music is one of the only reasons that I'm not dead yet. Enough said.

Becky Miller - 6/11/2016 11:01:15 AM
My hero is: Jeni Stepanek.Happy Birthday, Jeni! It’s a delight and an honor to be able to send these good wishes your way. You’ve done so much for us all. When I first “met” Mattie through our many MY HERO stories – stories that were written by people of all ages and nationalities over many years - I could not believe such a precious and precocious child could exist. His nature and wisdom were unworldly. And then I learned about you – the person who had understood and guided him from infancy, despite his physical limitations as well as your own, while sharing his spirit and message with all of us. How blessed we have been to have you and Mattie as such a deeply-felt part of MY HERO. You and Mattie will always be an inspiration to us and to our guests.

jeanne from laguna beach, ca, usa - 6/11/2016 11:15:39 AM
My hero is: Jeni Stepanek.Jeni Stepanek dreams of a world of peace and love and tolerance. I am forever grateful to her for sharing her voice, her art, her wisdom to make this dream a reality. Jeni has had a profound impact on millions of people around the world and she has personally touched the lives of thousands of young people with her work at mattieonline.com The motto there, "Peace is Possible." Jeni's determination to enjoy the journey and face the challenges with courage and bravery makes her light shine so very bright. I was first introduced to Jeni and Mattie Stepanek by Jim Hawkins at the 1997 Children's Hospice International Conference. Jim knew about young Mattie and his beautiful poetry and profound wisdom and nominated Mattie and Jeni as heroes at our workshop in New Orleans. Mattie and Jeni have remained guiding lights for me as the years have passed. Jeni's work with three-dot-dash and we are family foundation have brought her into the hearts of many young people who are forever changed for this opportunity. Her journey has been so inspiring to all who know and love her. I am so thankful for Jeni and want the world to know that she has been and remains my hero.

Slater from Toronto, Canada - 6/10/2016 5:52:55 PM
My hero is: Jeni Stepanek.My hero and great inspiration is Jeni Stepanek! I've known about Jeni and her son Mattie all my life, being introduced at a young age to Mattie's Heartsongs. But what an unexpected treat and delight when I was able to meet Jeni and call her my friend! Mama Peace! Along with the other teen leaders attending the Just Peace Summit, Mama Peace told us of her life, of her heartache, but also of her joy in living. She taught us how to listen to each other, not just through our ears but with our hearts and spirits as well, how to open ourselves to the world around us with caring and empathy... a lesson that touched all of us deeply and changed our lives and viewpoints forever. She is the sweetest, kindest and gentlest soul I've ever met and I cannot wait to be in her presence again, whenever and wherever that may be. Thank you Jeni for being a true inspiration and such a beautiful light in the world. Sending you lots of love from me and my honeybees, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Wendy Jewell from TORONTO, Ontario, Canada - 6/10/2016 4:31:57 PM
My hero is: Jeni Stepanek.Bonne Anniversaire to the lovely, amazing, generous, talented, PEACE MAMA, Jeni Stepanek! I had known about Jeni and Mattie through the MY HERO Project but when my daughter Slater was lucky enough to be a Global Teen Leader a few years ago through the We Are Family Foundation and got to meet and interact with Jeni I was blown away. By her capacity to inspire and empower young teens from around the world through her message of PEACE and, well, SO much more. THANK YOU JENI for all you do and continue to do... I met you virtually during this years GTL week in NYC but hope to meet you in person for our cup of tea. BLESSINGS and JOY and LOVE to you on your birthday!

Jholee Vega from Bradon, United States, Florida - 6/6/2016 7:36:27 AM
My hero is: Malala Y.She stood up for what for her education.

Shukuru Lusi from Erie, PA, United States - 5/27/2016 11:33:49 AM
My hero is: Ronaldo de Assis Moreira-Ronaldinho.Ronaldinho has inspired me to start playing soccer. He is the one i have been looking up to since i was a very young girl. I look up to him in so many ways and i love him so very much. He is the reason why i love number 10 so much. I fell in love with soccer through him. I dream to play just like him, to become a legend just like him and i dream to be trained by him one day. The love and respect i have for him only i can understand. He is the reason why i came on this website because i want to share my hero and idol. He is a living Legend. He is the number one Legend that is alive and will ever live. May God bless him for his golden legs and i thank God for putting him on this earth for us. LONG LIVE KING RONALDINHO !! #LEGENDINHO #R10

Irina Zheng from Brooklyn, New York, United States - 5/18/2016 7:00:41 PM
My hero is: Craig Kielburger .Craig started a charity called Free the child. At the age of 12, he read the newspaper. One Day he read about the shooting of another 12 year old who poke out for rights. He spread the word. No one in his group was only than the age of 18. Now Free the Children is one of the biggest non profit youth organizations in the world.

Ana Paula dos Santos Silva from Atibaia, Sao Paulo, Brasil - 5/16/2016 4:37:12 PM
My hero is: Madre Teresa de Calcutá.She dedicated all her life for help poor, sick and homeless people. Although her family had a good life, she preferred to make a poverty vote. She was the person more carity and altruistic that I heart.

William Ribeiro Martinatto from Atibaia, São paulo, Brazil - 5/16/2016 4:36:45 PM
My hero is: Ayrton Senna.Ayrton Senna become not just a great champion in Formula One, but he's a hero because his institute that he founded in life helps many people around the world with education, its form people to the market work and many other good things until nowadays.

Ana Carolina De Barros from Atibaia, São Paulo , Brazil - 5/16/2016 4:36:36 PM
My hero is: My mom and my grandmother .My mother is my hero because she stoped her life to take care of me and my brother and i think she would make anything to help me and my brother. And my grandmother is a hero for me and my mother because she had a difficult life, and she made many things to my mom and her brothers, to pass through this situations with them and she was very altruistic for other people, she is like a model to them and for me too.

Ana Luisa Felix from Atibaia, SP, Brazil - 5/16/2016 4:34:17 PM
My hero is: My aunt.My hero is my aunt, because she makes good things for people and didn't expect nothing back. She didn't get marrie and she doesn't have kids, but she adopted lots of boys and girls in her heart. She helps our family as their were her kids, doing suport when someone are in the hospital, cooking for everybody, offering her showlders when we need and careing about us. She do every those things just because she love us and she wants see everybody good and happy, even that makes she said.

Bianca Telles from Atibaia, São Paulo, Brazil - 5/16/2016 4:32:49 PM
My hero is: My father.My hero is my father, because he always support me in every single choice I make, he taught me how to be kind with everyone, not argue all the time, only when it is necessary and that arguing is not going to help you to resolve problems. He always helps me in homeworks, on school projects and when I decided to move to another school he respected my choice and he always help people and his employees. Once he helped to stop a fire in an old car that was on fire, so he always help people whenever he can.

Aytan Bashirova from Baku, Absheron, Azerbaijan - 5/15/2016 1:47:01 PM
My hero is: My heroes are my students.My students are thinking authors of their stories, they are curious communicators when communicating with the friends around the world, they are persistent writers when trying to express their ideas. They want to hear and to be heard about their heroes. Watch and make sure what wonderful little minds are growing in Azerbaijan.

Yeona from Gwangju, Republic of Korea - 5/1/2016 7:32:38 AM
My hero is: Johann Sebastian Bach.Johann Sebastian Bach was a fantastic compser and musician in the Baroque period.

shmez from asia, asia, asia - 4/27/2016 1:47:16 AM
My hero is: gandhi .because he did good things

Kaleb Rhodes from booneville, Arkansas, United States - 4/26/2016 9:43:22 AM
My hero is: my parents.My hero is my parents because they are the best people I know and they are always there for me.

jeanne meyers from laguna beach, Ca., USA - 4/13/2016 2:34:50 PM
My hero is: Esther Wojcicki.She is an inspiring educator who shares her knowledge with teachers around the world. She does this by giving lectures, through her work with Creative Commons, and as an author of a GREAT book called, "Moonshots in Education." As a mentor and teacher to thousands of students at Palo Alto High School she has touched lives and opened doors of opportunity to young people. She understands the importance of curiosity and guiding young people to follow their passion. James Franco was a former student and he continues to mentor her students in filmmaking at Palo Alto High School. For thirty years she worked with students who never wanted to leave her class in a trailer. A few years ago her dream center was created with support from the community, she and her students enjoy an open and flexible media space in a 20 million dollar media lab that is flourishing. Esther continues her work engaging teachers and students around the world through lectures and workshops. She is a great hero!

Alice from macae, RJ, Brasil - 4/7/2016 4:12:13 PM
My hero is: Maria da Penha.Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes was born in Fortaleza-Ceará(1945), graduated in pharmaceutical, has a 3 daughters and she's 70 years old. She's very important for the demonstration against domestic violence. Her husband tried to kill and she stayed paraplegic, but she doesn't back down and militated for what he was jailbird and because of this today many women have justice against their abusers. She's my hero because, she's my hero because she's a example of strength and resilience!

Marilyn from Staten Island, New York - 3/30/2016 4:22:18 AM
My hero is: My parents are my Hero's.I have watched my parents struggle as teenagers to raise not only me but my two sisters and my cousin/brother. They started with nothing and almost no education. They did everything they could to keep us happy and safe. The struggle of realizing how sometimes we had no money for food was an eye opener to how far they have come now. I am grateful for everything that they do, and the people that they are inside and out.

jeanne meyers from laguna beach, ca., USA - 3/21/2016 9:09:55 PM
My hero is: Eva Haller.Eva Haller is a work in progress. She has been a champion for women's rights, children's rights and human rights. She is a loving wife, mother, grandmother and mentor. She has touched so many lives and continues to inspire all who know her. For the last two years we have been working on a documentary that shines a light on her and her powerful journey. Eva Haller at 85 has more energy then most people half her age and she uses her brilliant mind to constantly think of new ways to make a positive difference in the world. She understands the power of art and music to inspire and educate. She is truly an outstanding leader and lover of life. I shall forever be grateful for her friendship.

alan from crownsville, maryland, united states - 3/7/2016 4:27:40 PM
My hero is: John cena.he never gave up and he has inspiren me to never give up

Sophie Brown from Bronx, NY, USA - 3/1/2016 9:22:54 PM
My hero is: Sydney Fischer.My hero is a CMSW at Beth Israel Hospital in NYC. She's been working with the mentally ill for many years, me 15. I wouldn't be here without her, and for a long time I wasn't sure she had done me a favor. She was very patient with me when I was not well, and with therapy and medication I gradually got better. I'm finishing my bachelors degree this month. I pass now as pretty normal, but I was not expected to return to school or live on my own, and now I'm doing fine. Working with psychotics every day must be a fairly challenging job. She's been at it a long time and is now 70. She's a wonderful person and in some ways a friend.

Amber Allen from st.louis, Missouri, usa - 3/1/2016 9:44:04 AM
My hero is: Justin Bieber.His songs inspire you too keep trying thanks justin and btw HAPPY BIRTHDAY HERO

Hridhita Anjal from Sirsa, Haryana, India - 2/21/2016 10:16:04 PM
My hero is: Samrat Ashoka.Ashoka , the great is my hero . I like him very much ,

Shahnaz Rehan from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan - 1/21/2016 11:53:45 PM
My hero is: Allama Iqbal.Poet, philosopher and a true person

Shahnaz Rehan from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan - 1/19/2016 11:07:02 PM
My hero is: Allama Iqbal.He was a politician, Thinker and poet of the east. He worked to serve the humanity. He awakened the people with great work. He wrote books and poems.

Sam from .., Benue, Nigeria - 1/8/2016 9:11:57 AM
My hero is: Khairatul Saidu.Khairatul Saidu, A Nigerian Peace Activist, fighting to promote Global Peace and Freedom.

Becky - 12/23/2015 8:29:49 AM
My hero is: Jesse.He works so hard for everyone

Mary Greenler - 12/4/2015 7:50:07 AM
My hero is: Tia Marie Torees.Tia is a hero in my book because, like Mattie, she has unwavering loyalty to her goal in life, rescue and protect pit-bulls, she is the best person ever!

Tamara - 12/2/2015 1:56:43 PM
My hero is: My hero is my mom and dad.My mom and dad are my heros because they both teach me how to balence on a bike and they also teach me not to poit at people because that is bad and now that i grewup i already now what is bad and good.

Jillian - 12/2/2015 1:55:13 PM
My hero is: Pat Tillman.Pat Tillman is one of my hero. He is known as a sport hero. He was a football player. What he did to become a hero is something heroic. Now I'll tell you what he did. Pat Tillman was a hero because he joined the army. Now your probably wondering why it was so important well it's because he gave up $1 million and he joined the army. He died in a fire during a fight. That is how he became a hero.

Anthony - 12/2/2015 1:55:11 PM
My hero is: My hero is Martin Luther King Jr.He is my hero because he ended segragation and changed the law.

Valerie - 12/2/2015 1:55:00 PM
My hero is: Anne Mansfeild Sullivan Macy.She is a great hero because she helped people that are blind.She is very helpful.She really care about people. She helpes them go to school.

Joshua - 12/2/2015 1:54:01 PM
My hero is: Mom.My mom is my hero because she cooks for me and my brother,and she works for us to buy us clothes .she makes us the best food but for my brother he drinks milk and goes to sleep.

Samantha - 12/2/2015 1:53:57 PM
My hero is: Martin Luther King Jr..My hero is Martin Luther King Jr because he stop color people to stop bullying other colored people.Also because he did something for use that no one have done before and he is brave.

Amerie - 12/2/2015 1:53:38 PM
My hero is: Dad.My hero is my dad because he love's me and he is the best dad in the world.

Melina - 12/2/2015 1:53:34 PM
My hero is: grandpa.My hero is mi grandpa because he is nice with people and he helps people wen they cry a lot and is moms die .also wen people fall of in the street also he helps hunger people.

Lily - 12/2/2015 1:53:04 PM
My hero is: My hero is my mom .My mom is my hero because she gave me brith,love, and she love me how I am and she will aways.

Marvin - 12/2/2015 1:53:03 PM
My hero is: Martin Luther King Jr..My hero is Martin Luther King Jr. because he stopped racism. He also made color people and white people go to the same schools,buses, use the same water fountains.

Ashley - 12/2/2015 1:52:38 PM
My hero is: My Sister .My Sister is my hero because she helps me with my homework and she makes me feel a lot better when I do not feel good ,and also my sister takes care of me.

Savannah - 12/2/2015 1:50:50 PM
My hero is: Dad.My hero is my dad because he always protect me and my sisters and brothers.

Moises - 12/2/2015 1:50:34 PM
My hero is: My hero is my family.My hero is my family because they care about me and others and they care about animals that get hurt and people that get hurt.

Luke - 12/2/2015 1:48:41 PM
My hero is: Thomas Alva Edison.Thomas Edison has done so much as he invented the light bulb which besides candles,lanterns and other items can produce light which is very useful! He also invented the car with Henry Ford so Thomas Edison was very helpful to modern life now but then it must have done even more!

Manuel - 12/2/2015 1:48:07 PM
My hero is: George Washington .I pick this hero because he is the president and he does whats right for people and cares about them a lot.

Julio - 12/2/2015 1:48:06 PM
My hero is: My Hero is My Mom.My mom is nice and she put's food in my table and buy me thing's when i don't need them.

guillermo - 12/2/2015 1:47:33 PM
My hero is: My hero.My hero is my mom because she does not let you starve.And she loves you always no matter what moms love.

Johnc140 from Oakland, VA, USA - 12/1/2015 12:52:05 AM
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alanna from Wilton , New Hampshire, united states - 11/30/2015 6:18:11 AM
My hero is: my mom.my mother helps me get through problems and tells me to work harder to get to where i want to be. Also she taught me that if i don't like how someone is treating someone else to stick up for them.

Shivanandan from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India - 11/26/2015 4:01:19 AM
My hero is: MY FATHER .My Dad is my real hero because he is the most special person in my life . He is a honest man and he is a hardworking man . At weekends he loves to play with me the whole day. During weekdays we work hard & spend maximum time working at his office. He tries his best to keep our family happy. He works hard to make money for our family. He loves me a lot & always tries to cheer me up whenever I am in a sad mood. He has always taught me good values & not spoiling me by buying me all the things that I wanted. But at the same time he has gifted me many things that I always wish to have. My Dad has always tried his level best to make me a good human being. I am his only son. My Father is my gift which given by the god. HE IS MY REAL HERO...............

shahnaz Rehan from karachi, sindh, Pakistan - 11/17/2015 1:29:45 AM
My hero is: Allama Iqbal.poet, writer and philosopher, creted the idea of a seperate country for the Muslims of Asia.

Nana from Tbilisi, MIDDLE KARTLI, Georgia - 11/7/2015 9:14:30 PM
My hero is: Ilia Kartozia.Father Ilia Kartozia is real hero!Father Ilia Kartozia, abbot of Davit Aghmashenebeli Monastery, was found dead following the fire on the “Norman Atlantic” Father Ilia and the captain of the ferry helped people to get into lifeboats. He gave his place to a woman with a child and stayed aboard!

Teona Kheladze from Tbilisi, Shida Kartli, Georgia - 11/4/2015 8:01:11 AM
My hero is: Ilia Kartozia.Ilia Kartozia is Hero! He was minister (priest). One day he was traveling with ship to see Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Aboard were eight Georgians with Ilia Kartozia. Unfortunately, The fire broke out on the ship. Everyone moved on Rescue boat, but minister (priest) Ilia gave in his seat for mother with little child. When second rescue boat arrived rope broke and Ilia felt in the sea. He died! It happened in Italy. He saved people with his life. He is real hero for me!

Nana from Tbilisi, middle kartli, Georgia - 11/3/2015 5:54:35 AM
My hero is: My parents.I choose my parents for lots of reasons, only a select few of which have I the space to describe here.. My parents are brave; they will do anything for my happiness.Not only mine, but also their friends, My parents are the most inspiring people for me.I am sure that all parents that did a lot of things for their children are heroes. parents are the ones who took care of you when you were sick, sad or frightened at night when you were a kid. Above all, your parents are the ones who will always love you! i love my parents from the bottom of my heart!!!!

Gabriella from Michigan - 9/15/2015 6:40:31 AM
My hero is: Princess Diana of Wales. Princess Diana of Wales was a wonderful example of how the world should live. Though a royal, the princess was a big part of the community. She often visited the sick, donated to many foundations and was an advocate for those who didn't have the power to speak. Diana never considered herself as one above everyone, but more like on with everyone. She did the same with her children. She sent her sons to public schools, took them to amusement parks and let them go to movies, trying to give her children a normal life. The reason I respect princess. I look to princess Diana as my hero because no matter her rank in society, she valued everyone throughout the world and tried to express that through her actions.

Julia from Dearborn, Michigan, USA - 9/8/2015 6:33:43 AM
My hero is: Anne Frank.Anne Frank was an ordinary teenage girl, but she has touched the hearts of so many through her inspiring words. Living as a Jewish child during the Holocaust was hard, but Anne found a way to express her feelings in a way that no bestselling author can copy. Her diary was just a simple birthday gift, but now it is in many languages and found in almost every middle school and high school across the globe. Her brave soul and fearless mind makes Anne Frank a hero for many.

Molly from Dearborn, Michigan, United States of America - 9/8/2015 6:31:56 AM
My hero is: Anne Frank. Anne Frank was a German-Jewish girl who lived during the reign of Hitler in World War II. In her time, Hitler convinced the Germans that the Jewish people were to blame for all there problems, so Anne and her family were forced to flee the country. They then went into hiding . Anne was only 13 at the time. Before going into hiding she had a normal childhood. While in hiding Anne wrote a diary to keep herself sane. In her diary she filled it with all of her thoughts on the war and things about her everyday life. Through all the war she still manage to stay optimistic, hopeful and imaginative until she died at the age of 15. This is why Anne is my hero, because her spirit was unbreakable even in the toughest times.

Shannon from Dearborn, Michigan, United States of America - 9/8/2015 6:29:18 AM
My hero is: Rosa Parks.Rosa Parks is my hero. She stood up for what she believed in by staying seated on the bus. Back then, if a white person wanted to sit down and an African American person was in a seat, the African American person had to move. When asked to move, Rosa Parks simply said no. Even though this doesn't seem very major, it was. By saying no, she was showing that people of all colors are equal and no one person is better than another. She influenced history by protesting, but doing it peacefully and respectfully. Even though she was jailed for her actions on the bus that day, she is my hero because although she knew her actions would put her in jail, she still had courage to go through with them.

Ava from Dearborn, Michigan, United States - 9/8/2015 6:27:53 AM
My hero is: Anne Frank.Anne Frank was a teenage writer who loved her diary. She would express her feelings into it every day. When they had to go into hiding because of the Holocaust, Anne's best friend was her diary "kitty". Anne was so excited to write in her diary every day because she new "kitty" would understand. Anne was so determined to finish her diary, but she had to leave her masterpiece behind when her and her family were taken. Anne is an inspiration to all of us, showing us how determined you can be over one little thing. She is my hero because she was such an optimistic young girl who didn't want to give up on her dream!

Becky - 7/12/2015 12:25:50 PM
My hero is: Mattie Stepanek.Mattie will never ever be forgotten

jeremy from owenton, kentucky, USA - 6/24/2015 8:09:08 AM
My hero is: Sharon Dawson.Sharon is my hero because she is strong and so supportive of me and all the girls where she works.. Sharon's son Brandon was murdered and through all the tears and pain of loosing a son she smiles and has a wonderful day with us all... she talks about Brandon and celebrates his birthday like he was still alive. to me Sharon is a perfect role model for young teen girls who have been through a lot in life.

Skye Delamey from Los Angeles, California, USA - 6/18/2015 2:19:15 AM
My hero is: Oprah.Oprah is my hero...for all that she has accomplished and in the way she has contributed so much to the world.

Ana Júlia from Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil - 6/11/2015 3:35:49 PM
My hero is: My family, God and me.I think a hero is someone who cares about you and makes you feel special even if you are feeling down. You don't need super-powers to be stronger, because the most powerful person is the one who makes the others feel as good as the best super-hero around the world. So, from that point of view, that is the reason why I don't have one hero, actually, I have a lot of super-men and wonder-women around the country. A great number of my relatives are persons that inspire me and cheer me up when I am upset. Two of these persons are my parents. Just God knows how lucky I am for having them in my life. They get round to do so many things to me that sometimes I ask myself if I deserve all of that. Nowadays, we have so many "false" heroes in our lives, such as actors and singers, that we just forgetting about the true principles which a good person has to have. Most of the time, these principles are easily confused with beauty and stuff like that, but, in effect, beauty doesn't mean everything and the most important heroes are really close to us: Our family, God, and ourselves.

Julio Maximiano from Juazeiro, Bahia , Brazil - 6/11/2015 2:56:20 PM
My hero is: My father.My hero is my father, he's fifty years old, it's humorous, quiet and very friendly, he is my hero because even in tough times he never denies a request for help, you have a lot of friends is humble, not says a bad word about anyone and does not like intrigues and he is my hero mainly because even though with little money he does everything he can for his family.

adrianovenancio from PETROLINA, Pernambuco, Brasil - 6/11/2015 12:19:29 PM
My hero is: Gabriel, o Pensador.For me a hero wear casual clothes,is thim,has a mediun brown hair,is reserved but talktive and change minds with his music since 90´s,i am talking about Gabriel,o Pensador. I think that´s he is a hero because he use his musics to show the Brazil´s problems and critic them,every time using the old and good rap. But the principal think that´s made he a hero are the projects that he does,looking for help the poor people,like a school of soccer for the kids whose live´s in the favela of Rio de Janeiro and the visits that Gabriel does in schoos,talking and encouraging kids to read more and write poems if they want.

Emily Wilson from Farmersville, California, Untied states - 6/2/2015 10:56:25 AM
My hero is: Ida Casas.My hero is a loving mother and she had saved my life and Im glad shes there she always sticks up for and she loves me no matter what happen to or what I even do or say to her she knows i can do better.

Saige Connell from Pflugerville, Texas, United States - 5/26/2015 7:15:12 PM
My hero is: Walt Disney. Leonard Mosely: "Winner of a record of 30 academy awards, he (Walt Disney) created the first full-length feature films." Walt Disney is a hero because he is original, creative and inspiring. He put his ideas to use and created the first cartoon with color. EBSCO Database; "Walt Disney combined animation with action to make his cartoons. He and his partners created cartoons like Steamboat Willie". Walt Disney's creativity was turned into amazing productions such as Steamboat Willie. Walt Disney's creative imagination also created Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald, and Goofy. A hero can be someone who is inspiring, encouraging, or innovative. Walt's creation of the first full-length feature films is an example of his heroic innovation. Another example is his creation of the widely known characters, Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Walt Disney's creativity was put to very good use in his cartoons, which were displayed for the whole world to enjoy. His creativity, innovation, and originality proves he is a hero to many people. He inspired others by showing them how to use their creativity, and that you can go from a simple life to a successful one.

AmeyalliRenner from Pflugerville, Texas, United States of America - 5/26/2015 12:34:45 PM
My hero is: Harrison Ford.My hero is Harrison Ford. Yes,the legendary actor who has played as Han Solo From Star Wars,Indiana Jones,Deckard from Blade Runner and tons more roles in award winning movies. But he is not just my hero for being in Star Wars.(But yes,that is like 50% the reason why I chose him). I chose him,because he isn't like most actors who have won tons of awards. Yes he has the helicopters,and planes,and the mansions,but, he uses all that fame and money and all the memories he experienced in the past to help over millions of people in the world. Harrison Ford int just a great actor,but is a true American Hero. He has saved hundreds of people in natural disasters and is involved with over 16 charaties. During the Haiti earthquake,he grabbed his heilcopter and saved over 200 people who has either been lost in the debris or disconnected with their families or homes. He brought along bags of food and bottles of water as well as 20 volunteers with him.Ford always looks for a way to give back and to give his support with his great skills as well. Ford is the founder of Young Eagles which is a program that allows children who wish to be pilots,a chance to fly around and look at nature from a distance. He has flew over 1.3 million kids and young adults with this program. Harrison is also the executive committee of a world leading enviromental group called Conservation Internation.Whenever a natural disaster appears,Harrison is always there and prepared for anything.

Yagmur from Luleburgaz, Turkey - 5/24/2015 11:56:40 AM
My hero is: Atatürk .I couldn't trust myself if I were in his place and he saved Ataturk Turkey of Atatürk, the Turkish Republic was decisive in the battle and the Fighting spirit giving us all adored him, and still in our hearts and in our heart and makes us proud fan umitlendirip from Ataturk Ataturk, Hero of the Turkish nation that gives confidence is my hero

Nazlıcan from Lüleburgaz, Türkiye cumhuriyeti, Turkey - 5/22/2015 8:41:09 AM
My hero is: Hande DOĞANDEMİR.Hande Doğandemir (born November 22, 1985 in Ankara, Turkey) is a Turkish actress, TV host and sociologist. She is best known for her role as Zeynep Yılmaz Sayer on Kanal D series Güneşi Beklerken. Doğandemir, also known as "Şans" in the surreal comedy show Leyla ile Mecnun and Elem in Şubat. She graduated from Ankara University, Depertment of Sociology. In her senior year in university, she went Lille, France with ERASMUS programme. She speaks French and English fluently. Doğandemir is set to star in 'Bana Masal Anlatma', a film directed and written by Burak Aksak. The film will be released in 2015. Also it has been announced that she will star in an upcoming series, which has yet to be titled.

hector from coupland , texas, usa - 5/19/2015 7:45:15 AM
My hero is: my hero is spiderman .spider man is a hero to a bunch of people because he puts he's work first

Miranda Ortega from farmersville, california, california, farmersville - 5/13/2015 12:21:43 PM
My hero is: Muhammad Ali.He is a legend, world champion boxer, and has the most kos. His hero is Nelson Mandela and Nelson is a winner, world champion, brave, has integrity, is generous, and athletic.

Emma from Louisiana, United States - 5/7/2015 5:42:11 PM
My hero is: I have a lot of heroes..My definition of a hero is a person who speaks out when the wrong thing is being done, because I am a self-conscious, uncourageous little baby freak and I can't picture myself speaking out.

Jan - 5/7/2015 6:37:14 AM
My hero is: Rosa Parks.Rosa was a brave woman who stood up for what she believed. She changed the world!

Gogtug Gongur from Afyon, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey - 5/6/2015 11:11:37 PM
My hero is: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.A hero to me is someone who does not only think about himself, friends and family; but he puts his country’s interests first and works hard to bring peace to his motherland and the world in general. Even though he lived during a lifetime of wars, he had the well-being of humanity at heart and did many good things to make sure others lived a fulfilled life. Such a hero thinks there is no joy in wars and he made sure his country enjoyed the peace he had always preached before his death. One such hero is Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Ataturk was born in Thessaloniki in 1881. His father was Ali and his mother was Zubeyde. Little Ataturk began his education in the school district. Upon his father’s request, he moved to Semsi Efendi School. He enrolled and graduated from the Military Academy in 1905. He began working as a staff of the Military School. He fought for his country during WW1. He could have fought many battles, but in the spirit of peace for his people and the world in general, he made several resolutions and treaties with countries he should have fought against and smoked the peace pipe with them. This led to the creation of modern Turkey as a country in 1923 from the old Ottoman Empire. Ataturk married Latife Hanim in 1923 and began the long work of national development. Even though he had no child of his own, he adopted many children and cared for their well-being. During his term as the first president of Turkey, he transformed the country including the educational system, the system of governing the country, and an accommodating heart towards Turkey’s neighboring countries. I love this aspects of Ataturk as a great and visionary leader who changed the future of Turkey. He valued women and humanity in general. This was shown when during the war of independence, he ordered captured soldiers to be treated well. I love that he sacrificed himself to save his people and his country. Whenever there was some problems that needed to be solved, he gave it an immediate attention. Even though he was a statesman, he was involved in every situation from the elites to the ordinary Turk. He was an inspirer, a peacemaker, visionary, courageous and a selfless leader in his time. I am happy to have such a great leader to look up to.

alice from Taichung, Taichung, Taiwan - 5/4/2015 9:59:15 PM
My hero is: My Hero.My hero is my father, when I was a baby took care of me father . Because at the time,my mother not only worked in the daytime but also had to study at night.My mother could not take care of me. So my father had to shoulder the responsibility to take care of me after work. During this time, my father began to read along with the role.Dad carefully taught me what I know so far. So I have always been in the too 3 score sin class.My Dad often heard me say a few things in schools. Dad knew my school and dating situations, and gave me some advice for reference. Sometimes my father was busy and did not have time to play with me. But on the weekend,He will find time on holidays with our family to go out to play some fresh air, or help me to check my homework. My father is my favorite . No one can in the world can replace my father in my mind.

Serena Atwell from Lacrosse Wisconsin, United, USA -
My hero is: Amelia Earhart .Amelia Earhart was a kind and courageous woman and by that courage she flew around the world and beat any other record of farthest distance.



Seccorra struna - 5/4/2015 9:47:56 AM
My hero is: malala yousafzai.she stood upo for female education

Ian from Taichung, Taichung, Taiwan - 5/4/2015 7:22:48 AM
My hero is: Einstein.My hero is Einstein, when I was a child, I read a lot of books. I know Einstein from the books, so I respect Einstein. Einstein is the very greatest! He discovered the relativity and the photoelectric effect. So he even got the Nobel Prize! Although I can not expect myself to have the kind of accomplishments like Einstein, I hope to be like him, I believe that man's potential is unlimited!

Reina from Brooklyncenter, Minnesota, MN - 4/22/2015 5:31:05 PM
My hero is: Deborah Sampson.Deborah Sampson was a lady who impersonated a man to join the army. Her father died at sea and her mother was sick and poor and could not afford to take care of all seven children.

Jeanne Meyers from Laguna Beach, California, United States - 4/10/2015 7:10:34 AM
My hero is: Mattie.Matties' poems have inspired people around the world. His journey of peace and hope has touched the hearts of leaders and old and young alike. He will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.

Emma from Madisonville, Louisiana, United States - 3/27/2015 4:51:38 PM
My hero is: My Class.My class is wonderful. They are all nice and funny.

Isabella Torrez from Indianola, Washington , North America - 3/26/2015 1:09:25 PM
My hero is: Lisa Torrez is my Hero and my Mom.My hero is my mom. Because she has a new disease and she's been fighting it for a few years now. She might not have cancer or anything like that, but she's a fighter and that's what counts. And I love her with all my heart and I'm glad that she's my mom, because she's the only one I'm going to have. She's the best in the whole world! By: Isabella Torrez (daughter of Lisa Torrez

lily dusza from souderton, Pa, usa - 3/11/2015 11:09:03 AM
My hero is: rosa parks.she helped fight racism

jean jacques goldman from Paris, Europe, France - 3/11/2015 8:05:32 AM
My hero is: Jean jacques goldman.c'est un chanteur

Natalie from Auburn, CA, United States - 2/11/2015 5:07:59 PM
My hero is: Patrick Joseph Walsh.Pat was angel who sent to earth to love and help me in the roughest time of my life, I was dating him when I was T-boned in a car accident. He could of left me in the hospital and I wouldn't have known the difference at the time. I suffered a serious brain injury not counting the crushed pelvis, the collapsed lung, the broken bones etc.. From that day his life changed, I when I was out of my coma I was released due to the co. not current with there W. Comp. He helped me and held a job to pay for as much medical as we could. I told him when, I got better he could go. I wish I wouldn't have said those words, He was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer and died Nov. 11 2011. The last thing he said to me was you are better now I must go. He said he had another job to do, which is to build the new Tabernacle for the Lords Return. He will always be MY Hero.... Miss you my love by Natalie

Erica Dibler from Dearborn , Michigan, U.S.A. - 1/19/2015 8:19:42 AM
My hero is: Stella Grace Dibler-DeMare.My daughter is 3 years old and was born with sever limb deformities in all four limbs. Like Aimee, she will have both feet amputated (on March 19, 2015). She has already overcome so much and I know this will be the best in giving her her independence and freedom. I am so glad to see people like Aimee who can provide great examples of what can be accomplished when you see your life in terms of opportunities instead of in terms of challenges. Thank you for the hope and inspiration! I would cherish the chance to introduce Stella to Aimee someday!

Bora from Istanbul, Atasehir, Turkey - 1/19/2015 4:26:06 AM
My hero is: Lightning Man.He runs extremely fast. Criminals can't run away from him.

Berke from İstanbul, İstanbul, Turkey - 1/19/2015 4:11:23 AM
My hero is: Creepy Darkness.It Is Invisible. It Defends Me Against Everything. It Is Undefeatable. It Can Teleport, Change Time, Travel In Time!

Abi from Brookhaven, PA, United States - 1/11/2015 7:21:18 PM
My hero is: my teacher.I think my teacher is my hero. she always motivates us to get better shes strict, but that helps us learb she always says "im not bossy im just helpful"

Mike from Los Angeles, CA, USA - 1/11/2015 2:33:00 PM
My hero is: Susan B. Anthony.She inspired people to fight for women's right to vote in the United States.

Can Daghan Kaplangı from Istanbul, Turkey - 1/5/2015 4:22:45 AM
My hero is: Tiger Man.My hero has lots of ability. He can call all the tigers in the world and tigers and my hero defeat all the enemies.My hero has a partner too.

Zeynep Azra Er from Istanbul, Turkey - 1/2/2015 8:40:11 AM
My hero is: my father. My hero is my dad.Because he on me failing this myself very wicked and insecure feel.On me others even if his feel the absence of.He failing this my life stoping.Always him relying and always he on me happening for comfort acting.

oumarou from bamako, bamako, mali - 12/18/2014 1:34:07 AM
My hero is: alfarouk.My hero is Alfarouk because Alfarouk is a mythical image as a man dressed in white, in litham, mounted on a white horse walks by night through the silent streets of the city to ensure the safety and tranquility of people in their sleep. Guilty but has rightly or wrongly, misconduct against clerics Sankore, it would be detained in the waters of the river Bani Djenne, twin city of Timbuktu, for seven centuries. However his shadow continues to ensure the protection of the night city. In 1982 a well- inspired living says to anyone who will listen seeing in the streets of Timbuktu for the last time. The Timbuktu keep Alfarouk vow to respect and trust because for many of them, he continues to watch over the nightlife of the city. Alfarouk Horse Legendre protective Timbuktu and white jumper sleep in nocturnal and solitary browsing quote.

Hailey - 12/17/2014 9:32:15 PM
My hero is: My Dad.He supports me, cares about me, loves me and has sacrificed so many things just to get even little out, he makes sure i have everything I need to thrive, something not a lot of people can do but forever will I thank him for that and cannot repay him enough for allowing me the opportunities he gratefully has given and continues to do. I love him very much and wish to teach my children what he has taught me.

Ben Vavrosky from Wilsonville, Oregon, United States - 12/17/2014 1:55:02 PM
My hero is: My parents.They are helpful in my pursuit of good education and a passion for sports. They help me everyday! I love and appreciate them greatly

Emily from Wilsonville, Oregon, United States of America - 12/17/2014 1:51:14 PM
My hero is: One Direction.Harry, Louis, Niall, Liam, and Zayn are 5 boys that started out individually on the X Factor, a singing show in the U.K. They were all eliminated but Simon Cowell brought them back on to the show as a band. The boys decided to give it a chance They did really well and got 3rd place. They were crushed that they didn't win, but still happy they got this far. They thought their dreams were over but they were far from right. After they left they they became a huge hit with teenage girls, and immediately became the number one music band within the month. The fans (including me) made it our life to ensure that their dream of singing, creating music, and preforming around the world lived on. Now they are known everywhere as the boys that lost the X Factor, but won the world. Selling out stadiums in less then 5 minutes and preforming across all countries and in all cities, these five boys are living their dreams. They have taught many people to never give up on your dreams, even if they seem to big to accomplish because sometimes all it takes is a little help along the way and you can achieve everything that you want. They have taught me to live life to its fullest, make the best of everything, laugh and smile whenever possible, and chase after my dreams even if they seem so far away.

Lory from wilsonville, oregon, USA - 12/17/2014 1:44:12 PM
My hero is: Emmeline Pankhurst.Emmeline Pankhurst: Born, July, 14, 1858, she was involved in political movements from a very young age. By the age of five was well versed in political language and knew every pro and con about slavery and the civil war. All her life Emily loved to read, specifically romance novels, an early favorite being “Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan. As a girl she, went to an all girls school and as per the usual for that time her education did not focus on mathematics or reading or writing but instead on making the home presentable, and learning “important” skills such as cooking, cleaning, and making a presentable home. Through out her childhood she continued onto the political path. Marrying Richard Pankhurst, a man highly involved in the women's right movement, in 1879. Richard Pankhurst was around 24 years Emilys senior. over the next 10 years, the pankhurst family grew, they had 5 children. While raising her family Emily participated in many other women's rights movements, like the Women’s Franchise League. Through their Marriage Richard always encouraged Emmeline to participate in activities outside the home. When Women’s Franchise League broke apart, she tried to join the left-leaning Independent Labour Party through her friendship with socialist Keir Hardie but was initially refused membership by the local branch on account of her gender. While working as a Poor Law Guardian, she was shocked at the harsh conditions she encountered in Manchester's workhouses. Emmeline was heavily affected when her husband sudden death, due to stomach ulcers in 1898. After his death she continued to take on leadership role in various women's rights movements. during world war I Emmeline encouraged women to get involved with the war. While her daughter, Sylvia focused on the women left alone as their husband went to war, giving the jobs and decent allowances, Emmeline and her eldest daughter, Christabelle focused on the soldiers and the war itself. In 1919, Emmeline Pankhurst emigrated to Canada, having left the Independent Labour Party. She stayed in Canada until 1926. Ironically, just before her death in 1928, she was adopted by the Conservative Party to stand for the seat in Whitechapel. two years before her death Emmeline moved back to england and was chosen as the Conservative candidate for an east London seat, but her health failed before she can be elected. Also before her death Sylvia gave birth to a son, Richard.But seeing as Sylvia refused to marry the child's father, her mother, Emmeline Pankhurst, broke ties with her and did not speak to her again. 14 of june 1928 Emmeline died at the age of 69 She was buried in Brompton Cemetery in London. In the end Emmeline achieved what she set out for, women over 30 could vote, for what they believed. after her death Emmelines daughters continued to work hard for women's rights. After Emmalines Death, Her daughter Christabel moved to California and continued her work in politics and right movements. Following estrangement from her family, Adela emigrated to Australia in 1914. She was recruited during World War I as an organiser for the Women's Peace Army in Melbourne by Vida Goldstein. Pankhurst wrote a book called “Put Up the Sword” and addressed public meetings on her opposition to the war and conscription. She married Tom Walsh of the Federated Seamen's Union of Australasia in 1917. In 1920, Pankhurst became a founding member of the Communist Party of Australia, from which she was later expelled.

shelby from independence sdschoolsmail.org, missouri - 11/14/2014 7:48:29 AM
My hero is: tessa.Tessa saved her family

Ashley S. from Costa Mesa, California, United States - 10/30/2014 11:13:49 AM
My hero is: Roleplay.Role-play is my hero. I read, or write, and decide to act out the specimen of the time or place in the text. For example, I act out I am one of the cats in Erin Hunter's Warriors: Power of Three. The dialogue is so strong and balanced, I like to re-act the scene and imagine how the characters feel. This may be a delinquent hero, childish, you may say, to play pretend. But no! Role-play actually forms our modern world today. Movies and plays are role-play. We like those. Children play role-play, they just don't know it yet.

Daniel Rice from Edmonds, Washington, USA - 10/30/2014 1:59:45 AM
My hero is: Wayne C. McKibbin .Recently I was looking for a dear friend of mine from back in my college years and I found the FAMILY HERO: WAYNE MCKIBBIN, by Taylor from Mission Viejo. I was sad to see my friend, Wayne, had passed away, but glad to see that someone had written about this remarkable man. I wish I could contact Taylor so I could learn more about what my friend Wayne did and became between 1975 and the time of his passing away. Wayne was very important to myself and my wife. Fr. Daniel Rice+

@tshokama from everett, washington, USA - 10/27/2014 4:47:53 PM
My hero is: Martin Luther king jr.Martin Luther king jr was a great man of his kind, ambitious, courageous and passionate on freedom.

Mrs. Crumpler from Lake Wales, FL, United States - 9/15/2014 2:19:16 PM
My hero is: My heroine is my mother.When I was only 15 years old, my mother left Cuba, my father, her family and everything in order to give my sister and I a better life. We came to the United States in search for freedom. My mother spent her life taking care of my sister and I in a strange land. During my teenage years, I did not appreciate my mother's sacrifice as much as I do now that I am an adult with a family of my own. When I graduated from high school, it was my mother who was standing by my side. She was the one that taught me to treat others with respect and integrity. My mother taught me by example. She made the choice to place her children ahead of herself. It is from my mother that I learned to care and see the potential in every person I meet.

muhammad from birmingham, england - 8/16/2014 3:16:00 AM
My hero is: martin luther king.To think and speak on behalf of others is noteworthy, to serve and act on behalf of others is heroic, but what do we call someone who gave his words, actions and life on behalf of others? Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the few people in history who have so profoundly changed the world in such a short time. His visions and actions for social unity, racial brotherhood, true peace and social welfare were not only carefully thought and weighed, but also acted upon with strategic finesse.

Chihiro Geuzebroek from Amsterdam, Netherlands - 7/25/2014 11:40:20 AM
My hero is: Pablo Solon.The former UN ambassador for Bolivia has fought articulately, tirelessly and courageously for worldwide recognition for LEGAL RIGHTS FOR MOTHER EARTH at UN Climate Summits. To honor his great great work I set out to Bolivia to learn more about the roots of this environmental justice struggle as well as my own Bolivian roots. See trailer of the movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ8OtkUs9Eo More info: www.radicalfriends.com

Johnathan from Anthony, Florida, U.S.A - 7/24/2014 6:41:01 AM
My hero is: Dr.Seuss. enjoy reading Dr. Seuss' books, from the creative drawings to his rhyming and rhythm. Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. His birth name is Theodor Seuss Geisel and he was often called Ted. His father, Theodor Geisel, was a brewmaster before Ted was born, and when Ted was a child his father worked as a zookeeper at the Forest Park Zoo. When his father took him and his older sister, Marnie, to the zoo, Ted would draw over-exaggerated pictures of the animals he saw. This later influenced his crazy imagination for the drawings in his books. Ted's mother, Henrietta Seuss Geisel, worked in a bakery. She memorized the daily specials by saying them in rhythm. You may wonder how Ted got his crazy rhythm and rhyming; it is from his mother's "pie chants." She would say her pie chants to Ted, in rhythm, to lull him to sleep. This was the beginning of the soon-to-be Dr. Seuss. so in conclusion Dr.Seuss has inspired me to read a lot and now i love reading

Mateo from Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand - 7/23/2014 3:57:42 PM
My hero is: Lionek Messi.My hero is Lionel Messi. He is my hero because at the age of 11 he was diagnosed growth hormone daffiest. Even with this condition that gave him a great disadvantage, he fought on and now has won the Ballon’d’ore four times consecutively, he won the title of world’s best football player 4 times, he was named the FIFA player of the year in 2009, he has won the golden boot 2010, he won the golden ball trophy in the 2014 FIFA world cup, he was named the UEFA best player in Europe in 2011 and has scored the most goals for his club FC Barcelona. Lionel Messi was born on the 27th June 1987 Rosario, Argentina. He lives in Barcelona. Lionel Messi is important to me because he inspired me to play football and to never give up no matter how big or how small you are. By Mateo

Matt from Methvern , canterbury, New zealand - 7/23/2014 3:52:37 PM
My hero is: Sir David Attenborough.My hero is David Attenborough (full name sir David Frederick Attenborough) He lives in England and was born in Isleworth, London in 1926 0n the 8th of May and is still alive today at the age of eighty eight. He is a broadcaster and a naturalist and he is my hero because he has inspired me to learn more about the world and life on the earth and when I am older I wish to be like him and hope to discover new unknown creatures. And He is also a former senior manager at the BBC and has worked with some amazing animals and people for e.g. the polar bear the golden eagle and the spider crab so that is why sir David Frederick Attenborough is my hero.

Jaeden from Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand - 7/23/2014 3:44:36 PM
My hero is: Taka Higashino.My hero is Taka Higashino from Osaka Japan that is a world famous freestyle Moto crosser and has been a professional freestyler since he was 18 years old. He was won six gold medals in competitions and 1 silver and 1 bronze. He was born in 1985 13 march and is 29 today. He rides Yamaha YZ 250 which is a great bike for fmx. Taka Higashino is my hero because he has made me want to do freestyle motocross when I am older which has made me have an inspiration to ride motocross.

Marcus Bishop from Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand - 7/23/2014 3:44:16 PM
My hero is: Wayne Thomas "Buck" Shelford.My hero is Wayne Thomas “Buck” Shelford. Buck was an amazing All Black No.8, captain and coach. Wayne is from Rotorua, New Zealand. In Wayne’s second game for the All Blacks he was playing in a game called “The Battle of the Nates” against France, about 20 minutes in the game he found himself at the bottom of a ruck with a French boot ripping his scrotum and leaving a testicle hanging out, once he had realised that this had happened he calmly went over, asked the physio to stitch it up and went back on to play, but not long after going back on he got a blow to the head and got concussed and to this day cannot remember anything from that game. His injury has also become one of the top 10 sport injurys. Later on in his career after winning the 1987 and also the first world cup, David Kirk (former All Blacks captain) left the All Blacks after the world cup and the captain role was taken by Buck. He went on to play only 22 games for the All Blacks never losing a game as captain. He would have played longer if he was not kick out of the All Blacks and all professional rugby. Even today people still say “bring back Buck!” For the reasons you have just read Wayne Thomas “Buck” Shelford is my hero!

brad from methven, canterbury , new zealand - 7/23/2014 3:43:30 PM
My hero is: Trent Haywood .My hero is Trent Haywood because he had heart conditions and he got told to give up motocross but he kept doing what he loved to do. He lived in Tauranga, New Zealand Trent passed away on the 1st of June 2014 doing a 100ft step down at the Michel Godfree memorial race he was doing what he loved. He inspired me because he never gave up and he gave everything a go no matter what happened he was a very good motorbike rider he had a good rhythm had was a smooth rider Trent is important to me because He never gave up. Trent Haywood is my hero. #323

Blynz from Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand - 7/23/2014 3:43:11 PM
My hero is: Jesus Christ.My hero is the one and only Jesus Christ. Back in the days when he decided to be one of us (human), he has done many things and those things are all for the people, not for Himself. Jesus wanted the people to be protected from Satan and so He reached many places to preach the people about the Word of God. But not only did He preach the Gospel, Jesus has the almighty power to do things such as healing, He did more healing than He did preaching, whether it’s healing wounds, diseases or heart. He decided to go to earth, be a human and suffer just like we do just in order to get close to us and now He is in Heaven watching every single move we make by the Holy Spirit. Now, many people believe that Jesus Christ was born on December 25th but according to the Bible, He was born during cold times in Bethlehem. Jesus Christ is really important to me because without Him we wouldn't exist and because He loves us so much he was prepared to die for us. Jesus is our savior and He changed many lives, He turned me into a different person. Jesus needs us to turn right and go straight. That’s a message for you.

Thomas from Methven , Canterbury, New Zealand - 7/23/2014 3:42:00 PM
My hero is: Kieran Read.My hero is Kieran Read. He was born in October 1985. He is currently playing for the All Blacks as their number 8 / flanker. He has played 61 games for the All Blacks and has scored 75 points. He has played 103 games for the Crusaders and has scored 80 points. He weighs 112 kg and is 1.93m in height. He has also made the I.R.B player of the year and has made a huge impact on children’s lives not just around the country but around the world. He is important to me because he has made me play rugby and strive to be my best.

Josh D from Methven, canterbury, New Zealand - 7/23/2014 3:41:17 PM
My hero is: VIN DIESEL.My hero is Vin Diesel. Vin is my hero because he has taken my mind off of guns and on to cars. He is a role model to me from the character he played in the movie Fast and Furious. Vin was born in New York and raised in Manhattan. Vin diesel is my favourite movie star.

Jaeden from Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand - 7/23/2014 3:39:06 PM
My hero is: Taka Higashino.My hero is Taka Higashino from Osaka Japan that is a world famous freestyle Moto crosser and has been a professional freestyler since he was 18 years old. He was won six gold medals in competitions and 1 silver and 1 bronze. He was born in 1985 13 march and is 29 today. He rides Yamaha YZ 250 which is a great bike for fmx. Taka Higashino is my hero because he has made me want to do freestyle motocross when I am older which has made me have an inspiration to ride motocross.

Darcy from Methven, Cantebury, New Zealand - 7/23/2014 3:37:58 PM
My hero is: Muhammad Ali. My hero is Muhammad Ali Muhammad was an African American born 1942 in Louisville Kentucky. He was the oldest of two boys and named after his father. Muhammad Ali born Cassius Clay was a famous boxer that was considered the best of his time, at the age of 22 in 1964 he won the heavy weight championship in boxing. Although he was a boxer Muhammad had a great opinion on war, when the Vietnamese war broke out he was quick to challenge the rule of joining the army. After his refusal due to his religious beliefs to join the American army he was banned from boxing and stripped of his licence as a boxer. He said that he would fight in a war if he was directed to do so by Allah or his messenger Elijah Muhammad. He was quickly noticed and is amongst some of the greats of his time such as Martin Luther-king.

Will from Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand - 7/23/2014 3:37:07 PM
My hero is: Ricky Carmichael.Ricky is a professional Moto crosser. He was born in 1979 Clearwater Florida. His success in motocross gave him the nickname “the goat” which stands for “the greatest of all time”. He has inspired me by how he always gives it another go if he fails the first time, and how he has got so good. He had an impact on me by not giving up because you can’t just magically become the best. He has won 6 medals two of them are gold.

JOSH from METHVEN, CANTERBURY, NEW ZEALAND - 7/23/2014 3:36:25 PM
My hero is: RICHIE McCAW.My hero is Richie McCaw. The job Richie has done is captain the All Blacks and Crusaders and Canterbury. He lives in Christchurch. He inspires me by being captain and playing rugby, I look up to him he makes me strides to be the best and the makes me to strides to be the best. He has changed my life by inspiring me in my rugby and gives every game my all. Richie is important to me because he my hero because I look up to him to me he’s the best open side in the entire world.

Amelia from Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand - 7/23/2014 3:36:20 PM
My hero is: Nelson Mandela.My hero is Nelson Mandela. He is an amazing role model for anyone who wants to be inspired by his amazing acts of greatness. Nelson Mandela was the Prime Minister of South Africa during the time of 1994 – 1999. He was born in the year of 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa and he died in the year of 2013 in Houghton, South Africa. He was an outstanding human rights activist and he brought peace to many countries. He is important to me because if he didn’t do what he did so many people and countries would be at war with each other. He has made an impacting difference in my life by inspiring me to be like him and bring peace to the world. He has won many awards including the Nobel Peace prize and the international human rights prize. He is overall and outstanding person who has impacted the world majorly.

Isabella from Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand - 7/23/2014 3:35:55 PM
My hero is: Elvis Presley .My hero is Elvis Presley. The things that Elvis has done are; he is a famous musician from back in the day, in 1954 he began his singing career, 1956 he got his recording contract sold to the RCA victor, 1956 became a sensation. Elvis is from Tupelo, Mississippi, he moved to Memphis, Tennessee when he was 13 years old. Elvis Presley was born on January 8th 1935 and died on August 16th 1977. Elvis Presley is important to me because even though he is a musician from the late 1900’s he’s still inspired me to become a singer which I now love doing, he’s an amazing person and I hope that he has inspired heaps of other people. Elvis has made a difference in my life by showing me don’t be afraid of singing in front of a crowd, it always gets better. Elvis Presley is an amazing singer and my favourite song that he has done is Jail House Rock.

Timothy from Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand - 7/23/2014 3:34:29 PM
My hero is: Enduro KeX.Enduro KeX My hero is Enduro KeX is a Romanian motor biker and a professional sports team for enduro motocross. My hero has lead an enduro team and showed them the way to go and always done things if know one wants to do it. He is important to me because he made me think that I can do anything on my dirt bike and that he leads a big group of dirt bikers. This hero has made me try new things and always give it more gas when you think you won’t make it. He is still alive today still out there ripping it up on his KTM. I can’t wait until I can go to Romania to rip it up with him. By Timothy Bassett

Amber from Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand - 7/23/2014 3:34:16 PM
My hero is: Anne Frank.Anna Frank is my hero because she’s was a brave women who went through a lot of difficulty. She was a Jew and she went into hiding and risked her life by doing that. I think that Anne Frank should be remembered by all children my age and they should appreciate the fact that nowadays people aren't judged like they used to in the days of Hitler. They should appreciate the fact that they are not the ones going through difficulties like Anne. Anne Frank was originated from Frankfurt, Germany but moved over to America; Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929 as the second child of Otto Frank and Edith Frank. Anne's sister, Margot Bette Frank, was three years older.

Aliyah from Methven, Caterbury , New Zealand - 7/23/2014 3:34:16 PM
My hero is: Charlotte Harrison. My Hero is Charlotte Harrison. My hero has participated and lead the black sticks NZ with successful winnings, Bronze-2011 Amstelveen Silver-2010 New Delhi and lastly Gold-2009 in Cape Town, but the winnings is not all that makes Charlotte Harrison my hero, She has also showed me that you’re never too young to start something your love and practise makes perfect, so practise how you want to play. Charlotte Harrison was born on the 31st of July 1989. Charlotte grew up in Palmerston North New Zealand and grew up with a Mum, Dad and Sister Samantha Harrison. Today she lives in Auckland New Zealand competing in many black stick games and is still alive and healthy. Charlotte Harrison has made a difference in my life because now I’m not afraid to do my very best in my hockey and all the other sports I love.