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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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Dennis Thomas

Dennis was well-known as a high school troublemaker, but when his football coach helped turn his life around, Dennis raised his GPA, excelled in football and earned scholarships to two universities. Now he’s known for his walk with God.

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Tori Allen

Tori Allen grew up in Africa, a daughter of missionary parents. Tori struggled with learning disabilities, but in her free time, she would watch the monkeys climbing trees and wanted to be up in the treetops with them – so she began to climb. Soon rocks replaced trees, and eventually, she became the youngest woman…

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Taylor Chavez

Since he was introduced to hockey when he was six years old, Taylor has been practicing or playing almost every day. He expected battles on the ice, but he confronted a different kind of battle in the classroom: the struggle of attention deficit disorder (ADD). Add the lack of confidence most teens endure, and you…

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Megan Tallent

When she was a teen, Megan’s family experienced tough financial times, but her faith and optimism helped her to persevere and to inspire her friends and peers. Now she is a roller figure skating champion and a strong student at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

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Jeremy Adams

After Jeremy lost both of his parents, he began making poor choices. He struggled with substance abuse and allowed his grades to slip. But after he was adopted by foster parents, he was able to bring up his grades and kick the partying habit. He has a good group of friends that help him get…

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Mariah Dean

Mariah Dean has faced poverty of where her family wasn’t sure if they would have food that night. However, Mariah cried out to God asking for His provision and that is what He gave her family. Every night they had something to eat despite their circumstances. Later on she would also be attacked by a…

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