Good sportsmanship: My hero is Stephen Curry. He is my idol. I have liked him since the Warriors won the title. Every time I see him play, he gets hot. He also has good sportsmanship every time he plays.
Grade 5, Sugar Creek
Good friend: My hero is my friend Jordan. He stands up for me, and he is nice.
Grade 1, Sugar Creek
Sister love: My hero is my sister. She plays with me. She makes me cry tears of joy. She loves me with all her heart. She cries when I leave for school.
Grade 4, Stevenson
Helpers: My heroes are firefighters and doctors. Doctors are my heroes because they help people when they are sick. Also, doctors help people when they are hurt. Firefighters are my heroes because they save people. Also they teach kids to be safe and not touch lighters.
Grade 2, Stevenson
Life friend: My hero is Dorian. Dorian has been my friend almost my whole life, and he is still my friend. We play, laugh, go squirt water guns and other fun stuff.
Grade 3, Sheridan
Carry on: My hero is my uncle, Andrew Butler. He was one of seven men who died in the tragic plane crash. I was very, very sad when this changed my life. I wish to carry on his sayings and be more like him.
Grade 5, St. Mary's
Detective dad: My hero is my dad because he works at the Bloomington Police Department as a detective, so he finds fingerprints and evidence. Sometimes he goes to cool places like Saint Louis, and when he comes home he brings special gifts like pens and stickers.
Grade 4, St. Mary's
Freedom seeker: When I look in the mirror I think of what this man did for black people. His name is Martin Luther King Jr. He gave speeches and quotes telling everyone to never give up, and that they should fight for their rights and stand high above them all.
Grade 5, Prairieland
Civil rights: My hero is Susan B. Anthony because without her girls would not have civil rights. She traveled all around just for women; it took years, but she did it. Sometimes I wonder what she would be doing if she was here today.
Grade 4, Prairieland
Amazing mom: My mom will always mean everything to me. She is loved when I sit with her and say "I love you"; understanding when I am confused; and brave when something is dangerous. She is caring when I'm sick or hurt, and patient when we have to wait in line.
Grade 3, Prairieland
Fast like me: My hero is Usain Bolt. He is my hero because he runs fast like me. I hope to be him like him when I grow up.
Grade 2, Prairieland
Rescuer: My hero is my brother. I fell in the lake. He saved me.
Grade 1, Prairieland
Marine hero: My hero is Calvin Mason. He is a Marine. I am proud of him because he is serving our country.
Grade 2, Prairie Central
There for me: My daddy is my hero because I love him and he's always there for me. He's the best person in the world. He tucks me in at night and says good night to me.
Grade 4, Pepper Ridge
Family bonds: My hero is my 13-year-old brother. Although we have our ups and downs, we are still family. If anyone is cut out to be my hero, it's my older brother.
Grade 5, Parkside
Understanding: My hero is Dr. Dustman because he really helped me when I broke my pinky. He was also really nice and understanding. I'm really glad Dr. Dustman was my doctor and not someone else.
Grade 2, Parkside
Teacher: Mrs. Mandy Owens is my hero. She is my Sunday school teacher. She tells us about God.
Grade 1, Olympia South
Role model: My dad is my hero. I like him because he has super cool brown eyes. I love him because he taught me to be respectful, kind, lovable to all. When I grow up, I want to be like my dad.
Friend fairies: I think my hero is my best friend Mariah Crawford and myself because whenever our friends have a problem we split up and put on our fairy wings and go help them. I truly believe we are heroes.
Grade 3, Oakdale
Dad helper: My hero is my dad because he always helps me do my homework. He helps me get away from a stranger. We go outside. When I fall off my bike he says, "Are you OK?" I say, "Yes, I'm OK, Dad." When I fall off the bike, he saves me.
Grade 2, Oakdale
Amazing singer: My hero is Miley Cyrus. My opinion is that she is amazing. She is a great singer. I like all her songs.
Grade 3, Northwest
Does it all: My hero is my mom because she helps me with my homework. And she does everything for me.
Grade 2, Northpoint
Loving dad: My hero is my dad. He gets me a lot of stuff and even gives me money. My dad helps me with my homework. If I need help he would help me even if he needed to go to work. I love my dad, and my dad loves me.
Grade 4, New Holland-Middletown
Best friend forever: My hero is my dad because if someone hurts me he'll call the police. He will protect me all the time because he loves me. My dad is my favorite hero. He will be my best friend forever.
Grade 2, Jefferson Park
Dad and daughter: My dad is my hero. I remember when my first dad-and-daughter night was. My dad said, "Chili's Daddy and Daughter Princess night is tonight." I said, "Can we go?" "Sure," my dad said. So we did. It was awesome – best night ever.
Grade 2, Hudson
Parent protectors: To me a hero is someone who can protect me and keep me safe. I have two people that I consider my heroes. They are my parents. They work hard to pay for my house and to provide food for the family. My parents spend a lot of time with me and make me feel special.
Grade 2, Heyworth
Teaching and more: My favorite hero is Mrs. Goelitz because she teaches us a lot of stuff. She gives us candy on Fridays. And she is nice.
Grade 1, Grove
Safety lesson: My hero is my brother Eric. We were playing in my cousin's pool when I was 4 years old. I fell under and was fighting to get up when he pulled me up and took me to my mom. That's why he is my hero.
Grade 3, Fox Creek