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My kids are really in to “superheroes.” They love to run around outside pretending to be their favorite super hero out to save the world! They often talk about which super power they wish they had, too. It’s fun to pretend to be a super hero, but the fact is that many of us know people who are heroes every day who perhaps don’t get the recognition they deserve.
Murphy-Goode is sponsoring an A Few Goode Heroes contest Contest via their Facebook page. Like Murphy-Goode on Facebook on Facebook to nominate your hometown everyday heroes and maybe they will win! You can nominate Everyday Hero Examples: teachers, military, police, fire department, nurses, volunteer enthusiasts, or whoever you think is a hero.
I nominated my sister, Michelle. Michelle is a high school PE teacher at a high school in one of the roughest neighborhoods in Las Vegas. Gang activity is rampant in the area and at the school. For many of the students, English is their second language or is not spoken at home. A few years ago Michelle convinced her administration to let her teach a CrossFIT class as part of her PE curriculum. That one class has morphed in to one of the largest kids CrossFIT programs in a high school in the country.
Michelle spends hours after school and on the weekends helping her students train for CrossFIT competitions. Most of her students don’t have parents involved in their lives so Michelle helps them fundraise to pay for the competitions. She makes all the arrangements for travel and drives them herself to the competitions, which are often in another state. Of course, the competitions take place on weekends and in the summer when Michelle should be enjoying some time off. Michelle has seen kids not only become more physically fit, but go on to college – something they never dreamed would be a possibility. Michelle is changing the lives of one student at a time and for that, she’s a hero!
Everyday Hero nomination submissions are being accepted from April 2 – April 30, 2014 and voting for your favorite Everyday Hero runs from May 12 – May 19, 2014. Make sure to head over the Murphy-Goode on Facebook page to nominate your hero – or vote for my sister!