BC: The End
FC: Elaine Baik Second block Ms. Glenn | Hero booklet | "A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around." - Edgar Watson Howe
1: Wolgang Amadeus Mozart | Because even at the age of three, he already played the piano and was musically talented. Because at the age of three he had already composed a song. Because even though the love of his life rejected his proposal, he didn't give up and came back to her, even though he fell in love with her sister shortly afterwards. | ''Music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.''
2: Because even though he was an African American, he stood tall and proud about his heritage. Because he was very generous with his fortune, giving away millions of dollars to organizations. Because, even after getting diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he still went out to fight in the Olympics. | Muhammad Ali | Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
3: Jose Marti | Because even though he was caught and thrown into the army, he kept on writing poems. Because his poems were so inspiring, especially to the rebels. (He lived during the Cuban revolution.) Because of his strong belief in the liberation of Cuba. | Like stones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their objectives despite all obstacles and barriers. It may be possible to speed or hinder them, but impossible to stop them.
4: Oprah Winfrey | Because she was the first African American lady to reach billionaire status. Because she hosts one of the nation's most loved T.V shows. Because her stories and her interviews are so inspirational.
5: Audrey Penn | Because she is a good role model for young women to look up to. Because, even though it was rare for women to go to college, she (an African American) managed to go.
6: Because, his story is very inspirational. Because, even though he was a 'failure' at school, he managed to pull through and become a brain surgeon at Johns Hopkins. | I really felt I was the stupidest kid in the fifth grade. | Ben Carson
7: Elizabeth Blackwell | Because she is another good example for young ladies who have big dreams. Because she was the first woman doctor. Because with her knowledge and degree, she went out and helped underpriveledged people. | Our school education ignores, in a thousand ways, the rules of healthy development.
8: Audrey Hepburn | Because of her generosity, and her humbleness. Because of her philosophy of putting others before her. Because of her nature of always giving.
9: Barack Obama | Because he is our 44th president.Because of his ability to give great and moving speeches. Because of the inspiration he gives to everybody in the country that has a dream. | As a nuclear power - as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon - the United States has a moral responsibility to act.
10: The Incredibles | Because they save people from man-made disasters, like Syndrome's robot.Because they have been 'exiled' out of the community, they still try to save the world. Because they all work together as a family, and they respect that. | Bob: Want to catch a robber? Lucius: No. To tell you the truth, I'd rather go bowling. Look, what if we actually did what our wives think we're doing... just to shake things up?