FC: Mason McLaws English 4 10-24-2012
2: A hero is someone who does something for the good of the world or his surrounding neighborhood. They stand up for what is right, even in the face of difficult challenges. A hero doesn't put people down, but builds them up. They use their talents and abilities for other people, and not for selfish reasons.
3: Beowulf is a mythological person who is considered the perfect warrior. He is brave, strong, helps those in need, and uses his brains and strength to defeat his enemies. He kills Grendel (a demon haunting the Danish hall of Herot), Grendel's Mother, and a dragon. He is a true hero because he is willing to risk his life for his ideals.
4: http://www.baberuth.com/ | Sports Babe Ruth is a hero because he served as an icon for Americans to look up to during the hard times of World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. While he was young, he learned the values of sharing and looking out for younger, weaker boys.
5: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/features/beautifulminds/fleming.html | Medicine Alexander Fleming found Penicillin, but he first discovered lysozymes, an antibacterial enzyme that occurs naturally in tissues, mucus, tears and egg-white. The discovery and use of penicillin has saved millions of lives. He discovered it in 1928, but never received recognition for this until 1945. The final 10 years of his life were spent traveling and teaching people his discoveries.
6: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markus_Persson | Technology Markus Alexej "Notch" Persson is the founder of Mojang and creator of the popular video game Minecraft. Minecraft is a first-person sandbox game in which the player can manipulate their surroundings by day and fight monsters at night. He has also made many other, smaller online video games.
7: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadmau5 | Arts Joel Thomas Zimmerman was born January 5, 1981, better known by his stage name Deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse"). He is a Canadian electro-house music producer, DJ, and performer. Deadmau5 produces a variety of styles with the house genre, or other forms of electronic dance music.
8: http://www.school.eb.com/eb/article-9029730?query=&ct=eb | Agriculture John Deere is credited for making the first commercially sold steel plow, which worked much better than the wooden and iron plow, for the Eastern U.S. prairie soil farmers. This steel plow helped farmers because it was lighter, broke less, soil didn't stick to it, and it was faster. He and his two sons founded a company that made more agricultural machines, which eventually became the John Deere company we know today.
9: http://www.school.eb.com/eb/article-9108779?query=&ct=eb | History George Washington is considered the Father of the United States. He was a fearless commander in the United States military during the Revolutionary War. He was also a great politician who helped the U.S. gain its freedom from Great Britain. After the Revolution, Washington didn't like the structure of the states. There was a lot of confusion, and they weren't united. When Washington was elected President, he helped unite the states. With his support the U.S. Constitution was ratified.
10: Douglas McLaws is my father and greatest hero. He is also a doctor, so he saves many lives. He is the father of five children (including me). He is active in the church, and has served his church mission. He is also active in the Boy Scouts of America, which helps young boys grow and developed wonderful personalities and high morals. He has an incredibly funny humor and can brighten anyone's day. He is a very hard and determined worker. He loves everything good in this world.