Results for National Guard Most Inspirational Athlete 2014

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Total Votes: 4,224

Amber Corbett

When I first started playing basketball for Aurora West I thought that if I was scoring points for my basketball team then I was being a leader. But I now realize that leadership is not about helping myself. It’s about helping others. Ins...

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Total Votes: 9

Caleb Dockery

Caleb is the finest young man I know. He excels on the football field and in the classroom. He is an outstanding Tight End/Defensive End and has a 3.75 GPA within the Honors program at Beech HS. All of that is great, but what is impressive ...

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Total Votes: 43,244

David Coppola

David Coppola is a one-of-a-kind kid who was diagnosed at the beginning of his junior year with Niemann Pick Disease. David's older brother, Andrew, had been diagnosed with this a few years earlier so David knows what his future looks like....

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Total Votes: 15

Destiny Callaham

Destiny started at a new high school out of her district, which left her with no friends, and she decided to pursue volleyball as a new sport. Destiny made the JV volleyball team in-spite of having migraines through out try-out week to the ...

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Total Votes: 55,118

Dominique Cooks

Dominique Cooks was an amazing athlete for our school, both in basketball and football, before a brain tumor took away his ability to play. Although his body did not allow him to play anymore, his mind continues to inspire his teammates, hi...

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Total Votes: 25,144

Ellen Crook

Ellen Crook was a star tri-athlete her junior year at Bellwood-Antis High School, in the heart of Central Pennsylvania. She excelled in soccer, girls' basketball, and girls' track and field. She was named Mountain League MVP in soccer; the ...

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Erick Dodd

Erick Dodd was thrust into the world of sports from the time he came home from the hospital nursery. After a two-week stay in the NICU, he spent his first day "home" watching his older sister play softball with the local recreational league...

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Total Votes: 75,000

Erick Dodd

Erick Dodd was thrust into the world of sports from the time he came home from the hospital nursery. After a two-week stay in the NICU, he spent his first day "home" watching his older sister play softball with the local recreational league...

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Total Votes: 1,178

Hayley Dize

Hayley is a special young lady. She has overcome many obstacles in her life because of her Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis at age 8. Hayley not only is an active athlete that plays in three varsity sports, but she is also very active in her commu...

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Total Votes: 11

Jodie Crutchley

Jodie Crutchley is a courageous person but also comes from a courageous family. When Jodie was in the first grade she had problems with her kidneys. The doctors found that the tubes leading to the ureter were too small. Going through elemen...

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Total Votes: 234

Marissa DiGenova

What makes Marissa an inspiration is her hard work ethic, team sportsmanship and leadership in and out of athletics. Marissa embraces all of her teammates as her own family. She pushes and encourages them as well as herself to be their pers...

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Total Votes: 3,112

Michael Davidson

Michael has shown leadership from his freshman year on, with every year showing more and more. He always has a positive attitude on and off the lanes. His leadership not only shows during team practice and matches, but at many other times a...

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Total Votes: 201

Richie Cerebe

Richie has not been with the school for very long, but coming back as a senior this year, his desire was to finish his high school career in a school that reflected his beliefs as a Christian. The most inspirational moment watching him wres...

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Total Votes: 11,890

Sophia Devesa

Sophia an incredibly dedicated athlete and an incredible teammate. She is always willing to encourage and inspire her fellow athletes. She is always dedicated and always humble. She has been in softball since she is 4 years old and has neve...

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Total Votes: 138

Tori Comin

Tori is the first to step up and offer help, often sacrificing her own schedule and needs. She is an amazing leader who mentors others by example, guidance, and with compassion. Tori excels in her three sports; softball, swimming and water ...

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Total Votes: 11

Vincent Colecchia

Vinnie is a dedicated and responsible person who has shown integrity, a positive attitude, and above all honesty on and off the baseball field. He is a two-sport athlete, participating at a high level in both football and baseball. He volun...