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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

93 votes
I want to heal illness and bring peace to patients
I've always wanted to make a difference in many people's lives, which is why I chose health care, I'm an RN working very hard to become a nurse practitioner so that I can touch the lives of those in need & suffering & to help heal them & bring them mental peace and clarity. No one deserves to suffer and I want to become a resource for patients.
I've always wanted to make a difference in many people's lives, which is why I chose health care, I'm an RN working very hard to become a nurse practitioner so that I can touch the lives of those in need & suffering & to help heal them & bring them mental peace and clarity. No one deserves to suffer and I want to become a resource for patients.

Courtney C.

from Denver, Colorado

studying Medical

at Grand Canyon University

6M
63 votes
I WANT TO START MY OWN ANIMATION STUDIO.
I've always watched cartoons and still do. I've also always like doing art work.
I've always watched cartoons and still do. I've also always like doing art work.

Louie T.

from New Haven, Connecticut

studying Arts and Sciences

at New England Institute of Art

6M
85 votes
I want to inspire Engineering and Technology
I love seeing new people from elementary kids to adults learn all the things you can do with a little motivation. F.I.R.S.T. Robotics has given me all the information I need to know to pursue this goal.
I love seeing new people from elementary kids to adults learn all the things you can do with a little motivation. F.I.R.S.T. Robotics has given me all the information I need to know to pursue this goal.

Tyler C.

from Port Angeles, Washington

studying Technology

at Green River Community College

6M
103 votes
receive a masters degree in social work from USC
I want to address taboos such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, mental illness, homelessness, and elderly negligence. It's important to acknowledge the dignity and worth of every human being and not be quick to judge bc one day it might be you who is in need. My biggest motivation, knowing I can change the lives of those who feel there is no hope.
I want to address taboos such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, mental illness, homelessness, and elderly negligence. It's important to acknowledge the dignity and worth of every human being and not be quick to judge bc one day it might be you who is in need. My biggest motivation, knowing I can change the lives of those who feel there is no hope.

Megan H.

from Eagle Rock

studying Graduate Studies

at California State University, Northridge

6M
64 votes
I want to own my own I.T. business.
My children are my motivation. They make me a better person. I want to better myself to ensure their future.
My children are my motivation. They make me a better person. I want to better myself to ensure their future.

Jessica B.

from Shelby, Iowa

studying Technology

at AHST High School

6M
65 votes
Success in the recording industry.
I applied to the Sound and Recording Technology, with hopes of being able to work with some of the most recent technology. Out of more than one hundred applicants, I was chosen to be a part of the prestigious program, and study to become an audio engineer. My hope for now is financial stability, because my hard work is what will make me successful.
I applied to the Sound and Recording Technology, with hopes of being able to work with some of the most recent technology. Out of more than one hundred applicants, I was chosen to be a part of the prestigious program, and study to become an audio engineer. My hope for now is financial stability, because my hard work is what will make me successful.

Paul G.

from San Antonio, Texas

studying Arts and Sciences

at Texas State University

6M
65 votes
To ACHIEVE success. I can! I will! I must!!
MY ROLE MODEL IS MY DAD. HE'S A PROF. ENGINEER. I'VE ALWAYS BEEN ADMIRED BY THE WAY HE WORKED IN HIS FIELD, & HOW MUCH RESPECT HE RECEIVED FROM OTHERS. I MIGHT NOT GET MANY VOTES, MAYBE NONE. BUT YOU HAVE TO TRY, LIFE ISN'T ALWAYS THE WAY YOU WANT IT TO BE. JUST KEEP TRYING, AND YOU WILL ACHIEVE SUCCESS. THAT'S MY MOTIVE. THANK YOU, AHMAD ALFAOUR
MY ROLE MODEL IS MY DAD. HE'S A PROF. ENGINEER. I'VE ALWAYS BEEN ADMIRED BY THE WAY HE WORKED IN HIS FIELD, & HOW MUCH RESPECT HE RECEIVED FROM OTHERS. I MIGHT NOT GET MANY VOTES, MAYBE NONE. BUT YOU HAVE TO TRY, LIFE ISN'T ALWAYS THE WAY YOU WANT IT TO BE. JUST KEEP TRYING, AND YOU WILL ACHIEVE SUCCESS. THAT'S MY MOTIVE. THANK YOU, AHMAD ALFAOUR

Ahmad F.

studying Engineering

at The Ohio State University

6M
59 votes
to be the next innovator of Sports information.
Sports are my life. I've always been involved in them. They are my passion and I would love to make a career of them. Being involved in an athletic department of a college or university would be my dream job. This is what I strive for in my college experience. I am at a great university for this career choice and I am excited for the future.
Sports are my life. I've always been involved in them. They are my passion and I would love to make a career of them. Being involved in an athletic department of a college or university would be my dream job. This is what I strive for in my college experience. I am at a great university for this career choice and I am excited for the future.

Bailey A.

from Eugene, Oregon

studying Business

at University of Oregon

6M
65 votes
I want to prove the statistics wrong.
I was born into a very low class family with low class ideals and low class expectations for me. I know that I have potential to make the world a better place by educating myself and reaching for my wildest dreams. I want to one day have a career that is both fulfilling and positively effective on the lives of others. I will be someone.
I was born into a very low class family with low class ideals and low class expectations for me. I know that I have potential to make the world a better place by educating myself and reaching for my wildest dreams. I want to one day have a career that is both fulfilling and positively effective on the lives of others. I will be someone.

Deanna E.

from Pompano Beach, Florida

studying Communications

at Indiana University

6M
80 votes
I want to help heal the world.
I have a very rough history, one filled with abuse, loss, and addiction. At 21 years old, I've found my purpose in life: I want to become a therapist and work with those who have backgrounds like my own. I will earn my Bachelor's degree in Psychology , Master's in Counseling, and then a doctorate in Psychology. I want to help heal the world.
I have a very rough history, one filled with abuse, loss, and addiction. At 21 years old, I've found my purpose in life: I want to become a therapist and work with those who have backgrounds like my own. I will earn my Bachelor's degree in Psychology , Master's in Counseling, and then a doctorate in Psychology. I want to help heal the world.

Destinee W.

from Phoenix, Arizona

at Arizona State University at the West campus

6M
63 votes
I want to ask QUESTIONS & get answers for people!
My curiosity about how people think, feel, and take action drives me to ask questions. After gathering facts, I feel compelled to share my information to let others decide what is truth. I want to find ANSWERS for the people. We should respect and protect our right to always question. Couldn't change FB profile to 1998 birth year and MVHS.
My curiosity about how people think, feel, and take action drives me to ask questions. After gathering facts, I feel compelled to share my information to let others decide what is truth. I want to find ANSWERS for the people. We should respect and protect our right to always question. Couldn't change FB profile to 1998 birth year and MVHS.

Jessie Jo N.

studying Communications

at Davenport North High School

6M
63 votes
I want to inspire the minds of the future
I see everyday that kids in the Rio Grande Valley need attention and someone to talk to, I want to inspire them to be better citizens and to pursue their dreams. They need to be provided with the elements necessary to achieve those goals and I want to be that person that led to their development. I will be their mentor by opening a learning module.
I see everyday that kids in the Rio Grande Valley need attention and someone to talk to, I want to inspire them to be better citizens and to pursue their dreams. They need to be provided with the elements necessary to achieve those goals and I want to be that person that led to their development. I will be their mentor by opening a learning module.

Mabel B.

from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

studying Education

at Universidad de Texas–Pan American

6M