Kid Scoop: Who is your hero?

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Fifth-graders from Mrs. Strayer’s Pleasant View Elementary classroom and sixth-graders from Mrs. Myers’ E.H. Markle Intermediate School classroom wrote about their heroes.

My hero is my BFF Abby . She’s awesome!!! She loves to dance and act. When she’s a successful adult she’s planning to be a professional dancer on the amazing Broadway. Right now she’s at school working the hardiest. If she had all day she would probably sleep. She’s the most fabulous friend in the whole galaxy. I love you Abby!!! — Jessica Tushingham, 6th Grade, E.H. Markle, Mrs. Hallman

My hero is my brother, Dan. He is always there for me. He is my hero because he is always there to help me with my basketball, baseball, softball, and football. What I admire him for is that he always makes me laugh, he puts a smile on my face, and he is always there when I get hurt or feel down. The thing that makes him a hero to me is that he is always there to help me with anything I need help with. Those are all the reasons why Dan Kling is my hero. — Madisen Kling, 5th Grade, Pleasant View Elementary , Mrs. Strayer

My mom is my hero because she is always working. She works hard to make sure I have nice things. She is always working taking care of my eight-month-old baby brother. She barely gets any sleep and still works two jobs! — Sadira Stallings, 6th Grade, E.H. Markle, Mrs. Myers

My hero is Victor Wooten the world’s best bass player. I will always admire him because I want to grow up and play bass exactly like him, also, I admire all of the grooves that he plays, Jazz and Funk. His techniques are very unique. Victor Wooten makes himself a hero because I think a lot of people (bassists) look up to him. This man will always be my hero. He is so astonishing to me!– Isaac Sattazahn, 5th Grade, Pleasant View Elementary, Mrs. Strayer

My hero is my great uncle. He was in WWII. He was captured by the Japanese and became a prisoner of war. He had to live off of rodents and bugs. He even kept some as pets to keep him company. He survived the war but passed away a couple of years ago. He is my hero because he put his life in jeopardy for the whole nation. — Nathan Abrisch, 6th Grade, E.H. Markle, Mrs. Myers

Abraham Lincoln was the most honest, considerate, and brave man I wish I had known. He is my hero because he saved our country from falling apart. Our country would not be here without him. That man made a great sacrifice for us. President Lincoln is my hero because he stood up for us when we were in need the most. Lincoln stood up for what he believed in. I admire him because he was a great man who saved us from slavery and grief. He made us one country. That’s why Abraham Lincoln is my hero! — Emily Bodien, 5th Grade, Pleasant View Elementary, Mrs. Strayer

My hero is my grandma. She was always there for me, even when I was little. She took care of me after my parents got divorced when I was six. She helped save my life when my hands caught on fire. That’s who my hero is. — Nicole Riley, 6th Grade, E.H. Markle, Mrs. Myers

My heroes are my parents. I admire them because they help me when I am sad. They always say, “You’re a good kid.” When I come home, they always say, “How was school?” When I get home, I am the happiest person in the world. When I broke my hand, they were there to save me. They help me with my schoolwork. They take me to the doctor’s office when I am sick. They are the best parents in the world. — Madeline Moore, 5th Grade, Pleasant View Elementary, Mrs. Strayer

The person who is my hero is my next-door neighbor, Amy. She is in high school and is a great role model for me. She even takes me to school. The one thing I admire the most is that Amy is so nice and is there for you when you might need her. Her family is also awesome too. I hope I will turn out to be like her one day. — Alexa Colgan, 6th Grade, E.H. Markle, Mrs. Myers

My hero is Darren McFadden a football player. I admire him because he is the second best halfback in the NFL. Another reason is that he plays for my favorite team, the Oakland Raiders. He always leads his team to a good game. My last reason is that he is almost the best player on the team. McFadden is a hero because he always gives forward his best effort in a game. The last thing I’d like to tell you, is that he always cheers for other teams. Darren McFadden is my hero. — Conner Stevens, 5th Grade, Pleasant View Elementary School, Mrs. Strayer

My hero is Martin Luther King Jr. He was brave to stand up for all African Americans. I thought that what he did and how he did it was amazing. He gave his “I Have a Dream” speech and it started to change the world. — Deominic Spampinato, 6th Grade, E.H. Markle, Mrs. Myers

My hero is my dad. “Why do I admire him,” you ask. I admire him because he saves me from my brother hurting me all the time. Another reason I admire him is because he’s a nice father, and I love him. My dad is a hero because he works for the army and tests army vehicles and guns. He is pretty brave to do that because I’d be scared to do any of that stuff. Furthermore, to me, my dad is the best dad in the whole world. — Jesse Martin, 5th Grade, Pleasant View Elementary, Mrs. Strayer

My hero is my mom because she goes to work and gets money to buy us food and to pay the bills. My mom makes sure my brother and I are safe. She also goes to work to make sure she pays the school taxes so when I get older, I will have a good education. Thank you, Mom. — Austin Reusing, 6th Grade, E.H. Markle, Mrs. Myers

My hero is my best friend, Alexis Laird. Alexis has dirty blonde hair and greenish blue eyes. Her favorite football team is Michigan. I admire Lexi because I can talk to her if something is bothering me, and Alexis makes me feel confident if I am sad. Alexis is my hero because she always stands up for me. If someone is bullying me, Alexis is right by me side. That is what makes my best friend, Alexis, my hero! — Meghann Leonard, 5th Grade, Pleasant View Elementary, Mrs. Strayer

My mom is my hero because whenever I got hurt she’s there for me. She took me to all of my football games and she supported me. When I get sick, she buys me the medicine I need. My mom is awesome. — TySne Smith, 6th Grade, E.H. Markle, Mrs. Myers

My hero is my mom. I admire my mom because she is nice, wonderful, and fantastic. When I get sick, she takes care of me. Sometimes, when I am miserable, she cheers me up. She is always willing to help with my homework, and she is always there for me no matter what happens. My mom has sparkling blue eyes. After I get angry with my mom and then calm down, she is very forgiving. That’s why I admire my mom! — Abby Smith, 5th Grade, Pleasant View Elementary School, Mrs. Strayer

My hero is my mom. My mom is always there for me. She feeds me, buys me things I should be paying for, and she provides shelter for me. If my mom weren’t here, I wouldn’t have a good education or a very good home. Sometimes I don’t realize how much my mom cares about me, and that she works hard to help me and keep me healthy and happy. — Allie Bentley, 6th Grade, E. H. Markle, Mrs. Myers

Personally, I have several heroes, but I want to tell you about my grandfather. He, to me, is one of the greatest people you can call a hero, for he served in the army protecting his family, all who stood behind him, and many, many more. Though he did not ask to join the army, he wanted to fight and protect us. My grandfather is now partially retired, but, being in the army for four years made him able to take apart, clean, and put back together a rifle in thirty seconds. — Noah Burns, 5th Grade, Pleasant View Elementary, Mrs. Strayer

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