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Meet the Finalists

I'm saving lives with
medicine and enhancing
them through art.

Ronnie Tisdale, 2012 Winner

I'm saving lives with
medicine and enhancing
them through art.

Ronnie Tisdale, 2012 Winner

I will be a voice for underprivileged youth with
a career in immigration law.

Ivon Padilla-Rodriguez, 2011 Winner

I will be a voice for underprivileged youth with
a career in immigration law.

Ivon Padilla-Rodriguez, 2011 Winner

I will brighten our
world with the
power of music.

Nikki Boon, 2010 Winner

I will brighten our
world with the
power of music.

Nikki Boon, 2010 Winner

32 votes
I want to change the world through love and wisdom
I am driven to achieve my goal by the complete absence of love and wisdom from the everyday life of people around the world.Through writing, and touching the personal lives of many, I wish to spread goodwill, love, and wisdom .these are the things which modern society is beginning to lack.
I am driven to achieve my goal by the complete absence of love and wisdom from the everyday life of people around the world.Through writing, and touching the personal lives of many, I wish to spread goodwill, love, and wisdom .these are the things which modern society is beginning to lack.

Matthew P.

from Charleston, South Carolina

9M
32 votes
i want to inspire the world!
I love working with people and always have. The communications field has always seemed the perfect fit for me! I want to use my "gift of the gab" to inspire happiness in people. I want to join the Irish Cancer Society and work to raise awareness for those in need. I want to know that while my career supports me it also supports a greater good!
I love working with people and always have. The communications field has always seemed the perfect fit for me! I want to use my "gift of the gab" to inspire happiness in people. I want to join the Irish Cancer Society and work to raise awareness for those in need. I want to know that while my career supports me it also supports a greater good!

Aoife H.

from Cork

studying Communications

at Georgia Southern University

9M
44 votes
I aspire to help the poor with medical assistance
Its a passion of mine to impact the lives of those who have no other hope. I want to equip myself to help others with the gift of medicine and health because I feel that every human being deserves to be in good health regardless of their place in society or their financial status. Helping others is all I want my life to be about.
Its a passion of mine to impact the lives of those who have no other hope. I want to equip myself to help others with the gift of medicine and health because I feel that every human being deserves to be in good health regardless of their place in society or their financial status. Helping others is all I want my life to be about.

Natalia C.

from Lima, Peru

at Boca Raton High School

9M
40 votes
teach the next generation how to live and eat well
All my life I have struggled with weight and body image, as have many american teenagers due to different factors such as the media and eating habits. After college, I would like to become a registered dietitian and teach the next generation how to eat well while also living life well.
All my life I have struggled with weight and body image, as have many american teenagers due to different factors such as the media and eating habits. After college, I would like to become a registered dietitian and teach the next generation how to eat well while also living life well.

Lyndsie K.

from Jenison, Michigan

studying Medical

at Calvin College

9M
35 votes
I want To be a childRens Nurse !
I want to be a children's nurse to kids who have a terrible home and parents! I want kids to know that even when they are hurt that there are people out there that want to help them and take care of them and save them.
I want to be a children's nurse to kids who have a terrible home and parents! I want kids to know that even when they are hurt that there are people out there that want to help them and take care of them and save them.

Courtney B.

from Cross Plains, Tennessee

at Western Kentucky University

9M
34 votes
I want to help others further their education
I am the first person in generations of my family to attend college. My dad died when I was nine. He didn't earn that great of an education when he was younger, and I have always wanted to do something to help people. By becoming a high school English teacher, I will be able to further the education of many generations to come.
I am the first person in generations of my family to attend college. My dad died when I was nine. He didn't earn that great of an education when he was younger, and I have always wanted to do something to help people. By becoming a high school English teacher, I will be able to further the education of many generations to come.

Amber F.

from Trumann, Arkansas

studying Humanities

at Arkansas State University

9M
88 votes
I want to bring equality to the videogame industry
Games are the next big step in media: interactive art and storytelling. I want our industry to pay more attention to the way we are representing and treating minority groups. I want more meaningful ethnically, racially, and sexually diverse characters. I want to stop the harassment against women in our industry and create a culture of equality.
Games are the next big step in media: interactive art and storytelling. I want our industry to pay more attention to the way we are representing and treating minority groups. I want more meaningful ethnically, racially, and sexually diverse characters. I want to stop the harassment against women in our industry and create a culture of equality.

Payton O.

from Avon, Indiana

studying Fine Arts / Design

at Bradley University

9M
35 votes
i want to make a difference in nursing and health
What drives me to achieve my goal is the fact that not everyone knows how to be healthy and not everyone get the opportunity to be helped when their health fails them. I want to be someone that anyone can come to and I want to be there for people who need me and my expertise. Being someone that people trust with their lives is a big accomplishment.
What drives me to achieve my goal is the fact that not everyone knows how to be healthy and not everyone get the opportunity to be helped when their health fails them. I want to be someone that anyone can come to and I want to be there for people who need me and my expertise. Being someone that people trust with their lives is a big accomplishment.

Alexis G.

from Louisville, Kentucky

studying Medical

at University of Louisville

9M
80 votes
to open a dance studio for special needs children
When I was younger I had a neurological disorder that no doctor could diagnose. Doctors said that I would be mentally retarded my whole life. My mom put me in tons of therapies and dance to help with my coordination. Now today I have a 3.9 GPA and have danced with professional companies. I want children to have an experience with dance, like I did.
When I was younger I had a neurological disorder that no doctor could diagnose. Doctors said that I would be mentally retarded my whole life. My mom put me in tons of therapies and dance to help with my coordination. Now today I have a 3.9 GPA and have danced with professional companies. I want children to have an experience with dance, like I did.

Ali M.

from Cleveland, Ohio

studying Arts and Sciences

at Cleveland Heights High School

9M
35 votes
I want to save liVes.
Through learning skills in my highschool medical class, I have been able to experience the excitement in being able to change or make someone feel better.
Through learning skills in my highschool medical class, I have been able to experience the excitement in being able to change or make someone feel better.

Alison D.

from Lexington, Kentucky

studying Medical

at Lakeside High School

9M
41 votes
spark Leaders to act through my words spoken
The injustice in our systems, the way our world works, is too great. Too many lives lost, suffering, and oppressed. The systems of powers have chosen the path for my father; working until the day he retires with hurt hands that are going to be permanently positioned. We can stop this. Its time to not only speak about this, it's time to act!
The injustice in our systems, the way our world works, is too great. Too many lives lost, suffering, and oppressed. The systems of powers have chosen the path for my father; working until the day he retires with hurt hands that are going to be permanently positioned. We can stop this. Its time to not only speak about this, it's time to act!

Yian S.

from Portland, Oregon

studying Public Affairs

at Seattle University

9M
38 votes
to Be a doctor to human trafficking victims
I've always been very passionate about science. But it wasn't until my freshman year in highschool where a new passion entered my life. When I learned about human trafficking, I spent many nights trying to find a way to blend my two passions together. And becoming a doctor to heal those who have escaped slavery was what felt right in my heart.
I've always been very passionate about science. But it wasn't until my freshman year in highschool where a new passion entered my life. When I learned about human trafficking, I spent many nights trying to find a way to blend my two passions together. And becoming a doctor to heal those who have escaped slavery was what felt right in my heart.

Kristan G.

from Corpus Christi, Texas

studying Medical

at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

9M