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Sebastian Douglas

Sebastian grew up playing basketball with friends in the park; his skills improved through middle and high school. When a friend was killed in an accident, Sebastian was eager to take part in a basketball tournament organized to raise money for his friend’s funeral – and during the game, tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).…

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Jamail Larkins

Jamail was only 14 when he became one of the youngest American pilots to solo a powered aircraft in Canada, and he has continued to set high goals and reach them! His passion for aviation, his hard work, and his relationship with God set a great example for teens and aspiring pilots alike.

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Olivia Brock

Olivia began playing football in 8th grade–after watching her kick just once, the varsity coach said she was a natural! It took courage for her to become the starting kicker for the varsity football team; she faced other tough challenges as well, dealing with illness during her sophomore year and with a serious injury during…

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Ryan Sankey

Ryan thought that he could never be a successful college lacrosse player because of his small stature, but he persevered, working hard on his skills, and now Division One schools are recruiting him. He also struggled with a learning disability that slowed down his schoolwork. But he continues to overcome his disability and show everyone…

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Ta’Tyana McElroy

Ta’Tyana grew up in the inner city but did not let poverty hold her back from going on to college and becoming a softball pitcher for Oregon State University. She has always put God first in her life. She has learned to trust God in all that she does and in doing so gives her…

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Mo Isom

Mo majored in journalism, but she was also captain of the LSU Women’s Soccer Team where she led her team to an undefeated season. While she is a very strong soccer player she has had far more hard hits in life than on the soccer field. The suicide death of her father, after the loss…

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Kristen Holding

Kristen Holding is a high school track champion, setting records and winning awards. Every athlete has to battle injuries to compete, but Kristen has had more than the usual share; season after season, she has pushed through the pain of bone problems, staph infections, pleurisy, nerve injuries, and more. Whether she’s setting a record or…

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Marquise Murphy

Marquise is an aspiring classical musician and high school senior from St. Louis, MO. In his earlier years, he struggled in school, but his God-given talent shone through. Now Marquise excels in music and academics and has been awarded a full scholarship to a pre-med college program.

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Austin Hair

Austin Hair experienced the typical college party scene, but when a wake-boarding accident forced him off the water for several months, he began to rekindle his relationship with God. Now back on track, he encourages friends to stay on the right path, passing on the lessons he’s learned.

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Katarina Dutra

Katarina is a high school student in Chicago who loves to perform, whether dancing or in theatrical roles. Her passion is to be a professional dancer and actress. Katarina has to deal with a very big challenge that could have caused her to give up on the possibility of a career in the performing arts…

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