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Student Essay Summary Page - Who is Your Hero? National Press Release: Students Across America Answer the Question, "Who Is Your Hero"MOM RANKS #1 ON TEENS' HERO LIST Move over Lady Gaga.

Student Essay Summary Page - Who is Your Hero?

Gandhi and Nick Jonas, please take a back seat. In fact, Oprah, Michael Jackson, and Coach Nick Saban can take the bench as well. In its national essay contest for high school students,, a writing resource for teens, discovered that “My Mom” is the number one answer given when teens were asked the question, “Who is your Hero?” 2,500+ high school and college students visited the writing contest page, and hundreds of students submitted essays describing their hero. As judges poured over 100,000+ words written about heroes, several insights emerged about today's teens: As one of the essay finalists wrote her about mother, “Some people may look at a famous cartoon character as their hero, but my mother is my own superwoman.” Rebecca Thiegs, M. The MY HERO Project. Best Heroes of All Time. Hercules, or Heracles if you prefer Greek to the Roman, was the mortal son of Zeus.

Best Heroes of All Time

He is the embodiment of masculinity, known for his strength, courage, and sexual prowess. After slaying his wife and child (not his fault, he was driven mad by Hera... it happens!) , he was given twelve labors to atone for his crime. They were: kill the Nemean Lion, destroy the Lerneaean Hydra, capture the Ceryneian Hind, trap the Erymanthian Boar, clean the Augean stables (this may sound like a come down, but they were REALLY messy), kill the Stymphalian Birds, capture the Cretan Bull, round up the Mares of Diomedes, steal Hippolyte's girdle, herd the cattle of Geryon, fetch the Apples of Hesperides, and capture Cerberus. He also aided the Argonauts on their quest for the Golden Fleece and had many more adventures, far more impressive than anything Kevin Sorbo ever portrayed.

AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes and Villains. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains is a list of the one-hundred greatest screen characters (fifty each in the hero and villain categories) as chosen by the American Film Institute in June 2003.

AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes and Villains

It is part of the AFI 100 Years… series. The list was first presented in a CBS special hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The presentation programme was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Special.[1] The list[edit] The characters[edit] The actors[edit] Real people[edit] In some cases on the list, real people (portrayed by actors) or characters based on real people appear. Two heroes, Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle and Norma Rae Webster, were based on real-life people. References[edit] External links[edit] The Importance Of Heroes For Women – And The Women In Tech Debate. There’s been a lot of talk online over the last 6 or so months about ‘women in tech’ – to call it talk is an understatement.

The Importance Of Heroes For Women – And The Women In Tech Debate

There have been all out shit storms, brawls, debates, discussions, celebrations, and utter failures. As a ‘woman who works in technology’ myself it’s been an interesting discussion to watch unfold. I have chosen mostly to watch and not participate because, while I don’t deny that sexism is alive and well, I’m not sure how useful these discussions actually are. For most of my life I have worked in male dominated fields and hobbies. I grew up playing jazz music, studying the saxophone – a largely male endeavor although it is worth noting that one of the high school jazz ensembles I played in featured an all female sax section, a killer female trombonist, pianist and bassist.

I entered the world of high tech because I wanted to be surrounded by people who’s minds were alive and were inspired by the process of learning and the chance to innovate. Sure. Article: The Role of Heroes In Character Education. The Importance of Heroes « DERRICK G. JETER. Who’er excels in what we prize, appears a hero in our eyes.

The Importance of Heroes « DERRICK G. JETER

These words by Jonathan Swift capture the essence of what we mean by “hero.” Heroes possess qualities we either don’t enjoy, or don’t have in great quantity, but wished we did. Recently, I asked a group of adults whether having heroes was important in life, or if it was only for childhood fantasies. Most readily agreed that, yes, heroes were important—at least in theory.

When I asked who their heroes were these same adults grew silent and had the blank stare of wondering whether it was a rhetorical question. This is sad and disconcerting. Today, we think in terms of celebrity. What our culture needs is a reminder that celebrities and heroes are not the same. Cultural critic, Clive James summed up the maddening pursuit of fame nicely when he wrote, “A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all.” To do so we must recapture the idea of the heroic. Daniel Boorstin quote: Daniel J. Like this: The Importance of Heroes in Society.