r By Lexi Vaughn
My Story Matters recently had the chance to interview and celebrate the stories of several students at a local elementary school. While there I got to interview Heather is a fun-loving and active girl who loves to play volleyball and basketball and loves to go hiking. At only 11 years old, Heather has developed a strong and close relationship with her grandmother.
When asked who her real-life hero is, Heather replied, “My grandmother. I want to be like her because if she wants something, she’ll go out and get it. When I’m with her, I try to do what she does and I will try as hard as I can, no matter how hard the task. I think she is that way because she learned from her mother that she should push herself, even though she didn’t necessarily want to do it.” Throughout her interview, Heather shares many experiences of her family members and how they have helped her in her life. Near the end, she shares, “I am happiest when I am with my family.”
Heather’s love for her family and her positive attitude inspires me. At such a young age, her priorities seem to be clear and set on the things of greatest value. Her wisdom and example will undoubtedly inspire her peers and all those around her as she continues to create her life story.
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