The following hero essays were written by high school students from Fredericksburg Academy in Virginia.
First Lady Abigail Adams effectively led the country while President John Adams was an envoy in France.
Ron Kovic is a Vietnam veteran who became a peace activist and the author of "Born on the Fourth of July."
James Gordon is a police captain of the fictional city of Gotham in the DC comics universe.
Marcus, who has autism and ADHD, learned social skills from his steady companion Lovey the Lovebird.
Princess Leia is a fictional character in Star Wars and Luke Skywalker's twin sister.
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate in history, is a Pakistani activist for gender equality and education.
Sara Azimipour's hero is her father, Mansour Azimipour, who began making money for his family in Iran at age 9.
Manute Bol was a professional basketball player who gave back to his home country of Sudan.
Arthur Ashe was the first black tennis player of the United States Davis Cup and the only black man to win Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open.
George Washington is a Founding Father of the United States and the country's first president.
Dave Sanders was a computer and business teacher who lost his life in the Columbine High School massacre while saving a large number of students.
Elizabeth Stanton was a pioneering activist in the women's rights movement in the U.S.
Jane Goodall is a leading anthropologist and primatologist who has studied chimpanzees in Gombe for half a centurty.
MSG Benavidez bravely rescued fellow soldiers in Vietnam even while being continuously injured himself.
Scott Askeland, a U.S. Marine who battled a brain tumor, is a hero to his child Angel.
Bethany Hamilton is a professional surfer and motivational speaker who lost her arm to a shark attack when she was 15 years old.
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