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My Influential HCPSS Teacher

Whitney Hogan, Special Educator/Author - Waterloo ES

An influential HCPSS teacher led Whitney to pursue her passion in special education.

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No Regrets!

Bill Barnes, HCPSS Chief Academic Officer

Growing up in poverty and experiencing abuse, Bill was driven to be an educator by the powerful words of his mother.

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My Parents’ Life Led Me to Teach

Rashmi Bury, ESOL Teacher - Patapsco MS

The struggle that Rashmi's parents endured moving to a new country with different cultures impassioned her to teach children with similar challenges.

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Living with Diabetes

Rachel, Wilde Lake HS, Class of 2020

A simple kindergarten check-up changed Rachel's life forever. Managing Type 1 Diabetes has resulted in greater self-discipline and tremendous persistance.

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The Truth About Us

Estefania, Long Reach HS, Class of 2020

Instead of believing the stereotypes found in the media, Estefania shares her beautiful stories and memories of her Mexican culture.

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A Painful Friendship

Tosin, Long Reach HS, Class of 2020

Tosin struggles with lifelong injury caused by somebody she liked very much.

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This I Believe

Amanda, Long Reach HS, Class of 2020

Amanda's faith led her from a very low time in her life to an incredible, life-altering mission trip with her church.

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Alana, Long Reach HS, Class of 2020

Struggling with self image, Alana tells the story of a girl who's body displays the struggles of her past and present.