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Setting an Example

KAITLIN KLIES Jon Jee Staff Published: January 19, 2017 8:00 AM

As humans, we look to others as an example to follow. Characteristics that appeal to us and qualities that we like draw us to a certain person. Role models are constant in people’s everyday life. These people are ones that tend to inspire another and push one to their max to achieve greatness while bringing a sense of comfort to the follower. Role models can range from celebrities, artist, writers, athletes, or a common person. At John Glenn High School, many students have spoken about the different types of role models that they all have.

Junior Lanie James, said that her biggest role model would have to be her mom. “I know it's super cheesy stereotypical, but it's the truth.” James said that her mom has taught her so many things that she could never learn from anyone else. They are the best of friends, “some people our age age don't have that kind of relationship with their parents, so incredibly thankful for that.” She last added that her mom loves her and her sister more than anything in the world and that she couldn't ask for anymore.

Both juniors Emilee Corder and Breanne Wilkins said that their grandma's were big inspirations to them. Corder said, “my Grandma Joyce has to be mine. She always encourages me to do my best and I look to her for opinions.”

Wilkins said as well that her grandma has worked hard for what she has but will help anyone that needs it and makes sure that no one goes without.

The last student to answer was senior Preston Crawford. He said that it's “too cheesy” to say one of your parents, so he said that his role model was Chad Kanus. Crawford plans to go into Nascar once graduating high school. “He is a very successful crew chief and I hope to be just as successful as he is, if anything, better than.”

These students, along with many others in the world will forever be impacted by the ones they look to for support and help.

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