It’s not an exaggeration to say the entire student body at South Plantation High School knows Bob Woodruff. He’s almost larger than life, a commanding presence in the halls, the library, the classrooms, everywhere. Yet Bob won’t be able to click on this article and read it like every other kid. Bob is blind, and despite that, or maybe because of it, he’s a relentless force of positivity.
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They call him the face of Taravella High School in Coral Springs. Duran Cameron does the televised announcements every morning, and he’s one of those students everyone seems to go to for advice, or just a hug.
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Keyla took her activism and focused it on her school. She wrote a grant proposal that ended up netting the school a refillable water bottle station. It's a popular spot on campus. Every time a bottle is filled up, it registers on a counter, which lets everyone know how many plastic bottles they've prevented from potentially ending up in the waterways of South Florida.
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Adler Fleurizard doesn’t play, but he’s still the heart and soul of Fort Lauderdale High School’s soccer team.
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Olivia Aiken is on track to be valedictorian of her senior class. She’s taking all AP and dual enrollment classes, but she has spent her years in high school looking outward, not inward.
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From worrying about grades, their appearance, boyfriends and girlfriends, high school students navigate through stress mine fields every day. Derek Sheinberg, a student at one Broward high school, started a club just to help his stressed-out classmates.
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When we met, Kaitlyn Coyne was folding dress pants and shorts, hanging them up on clothing racks. This junior at Coral Glades High School in Coral Springs doesn’t work in a boutique. The racks were in the principal’s office, temporary storage space for Kaitlyn’s project, called “Suit Up With Kaitlyn.”
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A wheelchair and cerebral palsy can’t prevent Michael Hadler from being a big man on campus at Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines. His classmates just voted him one of their “Senior Superlatives.”
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If you go to Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale, you might run into a young woman who struts around campus like she owns the place, a young woman who’s involved in just about every activity that goes on at this historic school. Her name is Miriam Canales, and it wasn’t always like this.