Volume 14

Jan Adams

As an elementary school student growing up in Youngstown, Ohio, Jan Adams loved learning about geography because it inspired her to dream big. “I loved studying...

Leslie Barron

Sitting beside her brother in a tiny red wagon with her older sister walking alongside, Leslie Barron remembers her mother walking her children to the voting bo...

David J. Charles

Attorney David J. Charles credits his success in business law and life to appreciating the value of patience and perseverance. He still remembers a morning w...

Cos DiMaggio

It was the moment Cos DiMaggio had been waiting for since he had started high school a year earlier. At 143 pounds, he was smaller than everyone else on the foo...

Eileen M. Ellsworth

Miles off the Prince Edward Island coastline, fishermen and lobstermen haul up heavy nets and pots, full to the brim of the day’s catch. They talk of family lif...

Pat Ennis

At 27 years old, Pat Ennis gripped the steering wheel as he made his way home on Route 66 and thought about his life. The past decade had been immersed in alcoh...

Lunique Estimé

Dr. Lunique Estimé was still only a young graduate student on the day in 1993 when, strolling through the newsstand on the corner of Connecticut Avenue and 17th...

Lillian I. Harris

For Lilly Harris, picking up a pen has always been like picking up a key—the kind of key that unlocks ideas, potential, and the future. Sitting across from her ...

Glen Hellman

When Glen Hellman’s three-year-old son looked up at him and declared he wanted to be a hockey player, Glen was surprised. Glen had never been to a game before i...

Carolyn E. Howell

One year following the desegregation of her school, Carolyn Howell was asked by her fifth grade social studies teacher, Mr. Contee, to come to the front of the ...