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Helen Keller
By: Ashley S.
New Jersey, Grade 5



I am nominating her because Helen Keller was a young girl who was born blind, deaf, and dumb but full of hope. Being blind, deaf, and dumb means that she cannot see, hear or talk. Her teacher Ann Sullivan came to her rescue and taught her the ways of life. What she did was teach her by touching her face and making different letters with her hands. Helen advanced in the learning enviorment and soon was able to do things that she never was able to do before. Not only did Ann Sullivan teach her education, but taught her manners. Soon after, Helen became good friends with her teacher and was kind mannered when she was teaching instead of acting childish and selfish. As Helen grew older she was able to talk proper English and even wrote stories about her life with Ann. She went on to become a famous writer. Not only that but a hero to all who have a disadvantage in the learning enviorment. Even if you don't have a disadvantage in the learning enviorment, she can still be your hero. She is the perfect example of a person who was about to give up but found hope.She is just like all of us who sometimes want to give up and take the easy way out. She learned the hard way and succeded in life. I admire Helen Keller and I hope that one day I could find the strength to be just like her. Full of hope nad determination.



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