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A former substitute teacher named Jose Villarruel has been living in his car for about eight years. “Mr. V,” as he’s known to his students, has served as a substitute teacher for decades. When the pandemic hit and his hours were significantly cut after schools shifted to distance learning, Villaruel was forced to quit his …

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Despite being homeless multiple times, this Florida teenager managed to graduate at the top of his class at Philip Randolph Career Academy in Jacksonville. He now plans to attend Valdosta State Univ in Georgia this fall. Excelling in academics is not easy, especially for someone who’s going through major life hurdles. That’s exactly what Martin …

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When asked who he wanted to dress up as during his school’s “Dress As Your Favorite Person Day,” this 5-year-old boy from Arkansas had a definite answer – their school security officer. We all have our idols, and for this boy named Easton Blocker, his was the man who keeps them safe in school daily, …

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Every girl deserves to have a father-daughter dance. The sheer moment of walking into the center of the dance floor with your father extending his hand while accompanied by music is just precious. When Nicol “Nick” Harvey noticed the posters with information on the upcoming Father-Daughter dance of Central Elementary School in Van Buren, Arkansas, …

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As a special education teacher, Kerry Bremer’s job requires a lot of patience and understanding. But for one of her former students, Kerry gave more than that – she gave him a loving home and a family to call his own. The Massachusetts resident first met Jake Manning – a boy with Down syndrome – …

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Taking that first step to losing weight is always the hardest thing to do. But this college student took it even further – he took up running lose weight, lost 184-lbs, and went on to complete the Chicago Marathon! Ethan Taylor has always been big, and it was an advantage in his younger years as …

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A Louisiana eight-grader wants to make sure that all of his classmates – especially those who are in need – have nice clothes to wear every day. So he created a school closet full of donated clothing items and other necessities that would supply what these students lack. 13-year-old Chase Neyland-Square is the brain behind …

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Sara Hinesley, a 10-year-old student, just won an award for her flawless handwriting. But aside from the award itself, what makes the recognition more remarkable is that this girl was born without hands. Sara Hinesley writes by holding a pen between both ends of her arms, and no matter how hard it looks, the girl …

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Victories taste sweeter when shared with friends, family, and special people in our life. After all, they were the ones who inspired us to reach for our dreams. So it is only right to savor successful moments with them by our side. This must have been what’s on the mind of Parker, a student of …

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Being a student is not the easiest role in the world. There are deadlines to meet, projects to submit, papers to write, reports and recitations to pass. It’s also even more challenging for those who are running for honors and who are doing an extra to job to make their way to the top. There …

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