“My sixth-grade teacher. Her name was Mrs. Hodges. She was probably the only teacher that really got to know you on a personal level. She still asks me how I’m doing and keeps in touch. She was very inspirational and was more like a mentor than just a teacher.”

Nic Cordova

Palisade, Colorado

“Aung San Suu Kyi. She’s from Myanmar (Burma). She was under house arrest for over 20 years. Her dedication to the oppressed people is incredible; she gave up her family to help them.”

Sue Berkhahn

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

“My teacher Ms. Sarah from the charter school. She’s let me try new things like running and yoga, and she has made sure that I always have something to do and that it’s always fun, and that’s helped me be more creative and learn more.”

Shaycee Renn