My Heroes

Hero. Such a loaded word. What is a hero? To me, a hero is someone who is larger than life, who stands up and does right no matter what, and who is a legend in his or her own life. When I was a little girl, my hero was my dad. When he died, my... Continue Reading →

A Love Letter

By Jessica Prescott I opened the Word document and started typing, tears already stinging my eyes. “Dear Mrs. Knight …” It was eight thirty on a school night. My backpack was crammed with homework, but it would have to wait. I burrowed into the pillows and poured out my words, trying to see the bright computer... Continue Reading →

Bethany Hamilton: Woman of Faith

MARCH / APRIL 2017: BY JESSICA SANTULLI On October 31, 2003, a horrific event happened off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii. No, it wasn’t a Halloween prank gone wrong; the occurrence had nothing to do with the ghost- and goblin-filled holiday. Thirteen-year-old Bethany Hamilton, an up-and-coming professional surfer, was waiting for the next wave with... Continue Reading →

Compassion International

MAY / JUNE 2014: BY CARISSA HORTON Imagine the poorest family you know. Maybe it’s a relative down on his luck, barely scraping by with his wife and two kids. Maybe it’s the lady who lives down the street, at risk of foreclosure who has to buy those generic Barbie dolls for her little girl’s... Continue Reading →

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