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Elon Musk

"For PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity and Zip2!"

 


Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1971, to a Canadian mother (Maye Musk) anda South African-born British father. He taught himself computer programming and at age12 sold the computer code for a video game called Blastar for $500. After his parentsdivorced in 1980, Musk lived mostly with his father, Errol, in multiple locations inSouth Africa.Musk attended Waterkloof House Preparatory School and graduated fromPretoria Boys High School and moved to Canada in 1988 at the age of 17, afterobtaining Canadian citizenship through his mother. In 1992, received a bacheUniversityof Pennsylvanialor's degree in physics. He stayed on a year to finish his secondbachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School. He moved to California topursue a PhD in applied physics at Stanford but left the program after two days topursue his entrepreneurial aspirations. In 2002, Elon became an American citizen. Elonis an engineer and entrepreneur who began computer programming when he was 10. He soldhis first commercial computer program by the time he was 12. The first company hefounded, Zip2 was acquired by AltaVista for $340 million in cash and stock. He wouldeventually go on to co-found PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors, among other entities.When eBay acquired PayPal for $1.5 billion in October 2002, Musk's 11.7% earned him a$165 million payday. Elon is currently the CEO of SpaceX, SolarCity, and Tesla. Today,Elon Musk own 28% of Tesla, which as of August 2013 has a market cap of $18.1 billion.That means Elon's stake in Tesla alone is worth more than $5 billion.














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Alexander Polli


"For Being Crazy!"

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"Polli, a 27-year-old self-described "body flight professional," said he got the idea for the stunt while hiking with friends on Montserrat
mountain,near Barcelona, Spain. To be quite honest: I am extremely scared of dying - and I am scared of heights. I never would have
embarked on this kind of sport if I had had to be the first to do it. But in fact there were other parachutists, skydivers and base jumpers
who'd been doing this for twenty years. So I just asked myself why can they do that and I can't? Is there something I really can't do or is it
simply fear that is stopping me? Wingsuit flying or wingsuiting is the sport of flying the human body through the air using a special jumpsuit,
called a wingsuit, which adds surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift. Modern wingsuits, first developed in the
late 1990s, create the surface area with fabric between the legs and under the arms. Wingsuits are sometimes referred to as birdman suits
(after the makers of the first commercially available wingsuit), flying squirrel suits (due to their resemblance to the animal), or bat suits
(due to their vague resemblance to the animal or perhaps the superhero). A wingsuit flight normally ends with a parachute opening, and so a
wingsuit can safely be flown from any point that provides sufficient altitude for flight and parachute deployment, normally a skydiving
drop aircraft or BASE-jump exit point. The wingsuit flier wears parachute equipment designed for skydiving or BASE-jumping.
The parachute flight is normal, but the canopy pilot typically unzips the arm wings after deployment to be able to
reach the steering toggles and control the parachute descent."

'I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly.' ~ Leonard da Vinci



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Alex Honnold

"For Completely Redefining Crazy!"

 


Alex Honnold (born August 17, 1985) is an American big wall free solo climber. He has broken a number of speed records, including a free climb of Salathé Wall, as well as a 5h49m aid solo ascent of the 2,900 feet (900 m) Nose of El Capitan, a route normally demanding two to four days. He was born in Sacramento, California and graduated from Mira Loma High School. Honnold started climbing when he was 11 years old. At the age of 19, he dropped out of UC Berkeley, where he was an engineering student, and devoted all his time to climbing. Between climbs, he runs or hikes to maintain fitness. Alex prefers big walls and sport climbing, but enjoys any climb calling for extreme commitment. Yosemite remains his favorite area because of its impressive walls and unbeatable weather. Honnold found inspiration from such noted climbers as Peter Croft, John Bachar and Tommy Caldwell, but, he says, not as much as the stark simplicity and beauty of El Capitan. In 2010, Honnold was awarded the"Golden Piton" for his climbing achievements. Journalist Lara Logan interviewed Honnold as part of CBS 60 Minutes program airing on October 2, 2011.     






















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Matt Scott


"For Proving That You Do Not Even Need Legs
To Be A World "Class" Basketball Player !"


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"I’m too beat. I’m too slow. Too big. I ate too much for breakfast.  I got a headache. It’s raining.  My dog is sick.  I can’t right now.
I’m not inspired. It makes me smell bad.  I’m allergic to stuff.  I’m fat.  I’m thin.  It’s too hot.  I’m not right. 
I’ve got shin splits.  A Headache.  I’m distracted.  I’m exerting myself too much. I’d love to really but I can’t, I just can’t. 
My favorite show is on.  I’ve got a case of the Mondays.  The Tuesdays.  The Wednesadys. I don’t want to do this; 
I want to do something else.  After New Years.  Next week.  I might make a mistake.  I got home and I feel bloated. 
I have gas.  I got a hot date. My coach hates me. My mom won’t let me.  I bruise easily.  It’s too dark.  It’s too cold. 
My blister hurts.  This is dangerous. Ahhh sorry, I don’t have a bike.  I didn’t get enough sleep.  My tummy hurts.  It’s not  in my genes.  I don’t want to look all tired out.  I need a better coach.  I don’t like getting tackled.  I have a stomach ache. 
I’m not the athletic type.  I don’t want to get sweaty.  I have better things to do.  I don’t  want to slow you down.  Do I have to do this?   As soon as I get a promotion. 
I think I’ll sit this one out - And My Feet Hurt!"

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Philippe Petit

"For The Artistic Crime Of The Century!"

 


"On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on to a wire he illegally rigged between New York's twin World Trade Towers, the worlds tallest buildings at that time. After performing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, taken to jail and then finally released. Following six and a half years of dreaming of the towers, Petit spent eight months in New York City planning the execution of his "coup". Aided by a team of friends and accomplices, Petit was faced with numerous& extraordinary challenges: he had to find a way to bypass the WTCs security; smuggle the heavy steel cable and rigging equipment into the towers and up to the rooftop; pass the wire between the two rooftops; anchor the wire and tension it to
withstand the winds and the swaying of the buildings. First, a fishing line was passed between the buildings using a bow and arrow. Sequential lines were then passed until one strong enough to pass the cable was strung. The rigging was done by night in complete secrecy. At 7:15 AM, Philippe took his first step on the high wire 1,350 feet above the sidewalks of Manhattan. James Marsh's documentary brings Petits extraordinary adventure to life through the testimony of Philippe himself, and some of the co-conspirators who helped him create the unique and magnificent spectacle that became known as . . .
             . . ."The artistic crime of the century."























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Steve Jobs

"For Changing Everything!"

 


Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (born February 24, 1955) was an American business magnate and inventor. He is well-known for being the co-founder of Apple, NeXT, & Pixar. Born in San Francisco, he was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View, California. His biological mother nearly refused to agree to the adoption after she learned that the adoptive mother never graduated from college and the father never graduated from high school. She relented only after his new adoptive parents promised that Steve would go to college. They kept their promise. Jobs however would dropped out of college after 1 semester - He never went back

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Everything else - speaks for itself!"
    



See how Jobs revived Apple and remade entire industries, defying the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression -- and his own serious health problems.
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Remembering that you are going to die,
is the best way I know to avoid the
trap of thinking that you have
something to lose.

~ Steve Jobs








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Kim Peek

"For Redefining Think Different
  & For Having The Best Memory Ever!"

 


"Laurence Kim Peek" (November 11, 1951 –
December 19, 2009) was an American savant. Known as a "mega-savant", he was confounding mixture of disability and brilliance. Gifted with the worlds best memory, he was also burdened with social awkwardness and the inability to perform even simple activities of daily living, such as combing his hair or brushing his teeth, without assistance. He was the inspiration for the character of Raymond Babbitt, played by Dustin Hoffman in the movie Rain Man. Unlike Babbitt, Peek had FG syndrome.


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But perhaps the most stunning feature of Kim's reading abilities was the fact that, because his two hemispheres functioned independently, Kim would read two pages simultaneously - reading the left page with his left eye and the right page with his right eye, remembering nearly everything he read - all 12,000 volumes!

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Kim Peek A Real "Kimputer".

"I think this is probably my personal favorite thus far!"
You see, if you try hard enough, you could pull off most,
if not all of the stuff on these pages, at least to
some extent. But Kim Peek wrote new rules on the
meaning of think different, doing something that
no other person on the planet could have done, no
matter how hard they practice or train or work, or
try - not matter how crazy they are.


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Heres' To The Crazy Ones
"For Getting It All Started!"

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"Here's To The Crazy Ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the
square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have
no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them.
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the
human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world - are the ones who DO !"

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Faith Dickey Petit

"For Being Good At Being Crazy!"

 


'Faith Dickey' (23 years-old) began slacklining with the same ambitions as most, just to cross between two trees in the park. Little did she know that these humble beginnings would turn into a passionate lifestyle where the pursuit of balance was at the forefront. After one year of slacklining in the USA, she traveled to Europe and began the more extreme aspects of the sport, Longline and Highline. Longlining invokes extended focus-time, endurance and control despite the elements. th keep your keep your mind focus on one feat for such a long time is a new challenge for the human mind. Faith's current Longline best and the female World Record is 22m (728ft). Faith's ambitions as a highliner were humble in the beginning, however Highlining took everything she thought she knew about fear and threw it into the sky. To stand on a one inch webbing stretched across a void, with all exposure penetrating ones vision and unhinging your brain, every iota of your of your being is telling not to be there. this is fear and each step across that line pushes it slowly away. Faith broke the original female world record within 4 months of Highlining, and has since set the female world record for Highlining length at 81m (266ft); record for height int the Swiss Alps at 1200m (4000ft) from the valley. She continually breaks her own records to set new ones.
            






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John Forbes Nash

"For Thinking Different!"

 

"John Forbes Nash, Jr." (born June 13, 1928) is an American mathematician whose works in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations has provided insight into the forces that govern chance and events inside complex systems in daily life. His theories are used in market economics, computing, evolutionary biology, artificial intelligence, accounting, politics and military theory. Serving as a Senior Research Mathematician at Princeton University during the latter part of his life, he shared the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with game theorists Reinhard Selten and John Harsanyi.


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So I wrote this one with some trepidation. To be clear, Dr. Nash is here not because he was 'Crazy', he was not. He is here because he is one of the 'Crazy Ones'. True to the difference between Think Differently and Think Different, with the former meaning to be able to think about what is and change it and the latter to think about what isn't and create it - Dr. Nash Thought Different. This of course is what all the 'Crazy Ones' can do. In the end, that is what defines their genius. Like a Touch Screen Laptop versus the iPad - like Steve Jobs. Yes, Dr. Nash suffered from mental illness and yes he suffered in life. So I guess, at least to some extent, he's also here because of that. But he is here more because he overcame what many thought impossible, as many do, and triumphed, as many do. Perhaps we can all learn from him. Because when you learn to see the world the way people who suffer see it, then you will understand them different(ly).











According to Aristotle - "The best tragedies are
conflicts between a hero and his destiny.
They contain moments of recognition,
catharsis and ultimately -
a reversal of fortune."





Dr. John Nash's life -- his early brilliance,
his struggle with mental illness, and his
slow, willful recovery -- is definitely the
stuff of Greek Tragedy."






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'A Brilliant Madness' is the story of a mathematical genius whose career
was cut short by a descent into madness. At the age of 30, John Nash, a stunningly original and famously eccentric MIT mathematician, suddenly began claiming that aliens were communicating with him and that he
was a special messenger. Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, Nash
spent the next three decades in and out of mental hospitals, all but
forgotten. During that time, a proof he had written at the age of
20 became a foundation of modern economic theory. Starting in
the 1960's Economists began to successfully apply game theory to
economics - mergers, strikes, collective bargaining, auctions, farm
subsides, monetary policy, international trade -situations of conflict
and cooperation- were all now seen as strategic games. and at the
center was the Nash Equilibrium. These were situations of conflict and cooperation. Beginning somewhere in the 1980's Nash began to
emerge from 30 years of mental illness. Those around him assumed
it was new anti-psychotic medications. Nash however had stopped taking medication in 1970. When asked how he recovered he replied,
"I willed it." In 1994, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Economics. This
program features interviews with John Nash, his wife Alicia, his
friends and colleagues, and experts in game theory and mental illness.











Michael Labrie
"For Getting Back Up!"


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Copyright © All rights reserved"Michael Labrie was severely burned over 95% of his body when he was a toddler,
but that hasn't stopped him from becoming an excellent golfer and remarkable man." - The Golf Channel

"His curiosity is boundless. The tricky part for Mike LaBrie sometimes is compelling his body to go on the many new adventures his curiosity has mapped out. But the charismatic 25-year-old from Dracut is very persuasive. The state Registry of Motor Vehicles discovered this during its futile attempt to force LaBrie to attach a handicap adapter to his steering wheel. LaBrie laughed at the RMV's suggestion. A gasoline explosion burned 95 percent of his body and nearly killed him when he was 3. His fingers on both hands are little more than stubs. But LaBrie uses what fingers he has to play both the piano and guitar and work at lowering his 12 handicap in golf. With his father's help, he convinced the RMV that driving a car would be a snap."Soon as you tell Mike he can't do something," warns Central Catholic golf coach Vin Pastore, "he does it."He has bungee-jumped off a 300-foot-high tower in New Jersey. Not daring enough?Recently, he opened up his guitar case in Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston and performed his own soul-searching songs for the world to hear. ("The words replace the things that I can't say out loud. I hide behind the ink on this page," LaBrie sings in his song "More Than Just a Friend.") Within an hour, $50 in coins and small bills had been dropped in his opened case by passers-by."My dad thought I looked like a bum," LaBrie says with a laugh."He is a conqueror," says Pastore. "You never know what will be next for him. But you know it will be exciting."Four years ago, LaBrie's newest adventure was golf, a challenging enough game for someone able to grip a golf club normally. LaBrie's father, also named Mike, and grandfather, Richard Fadden, are avid golfers, so LaBrie figures it was inevitable he take up the game seriously. But LaBrie's father noticed also that his son seemed determined to take on increasingly more challenges requiring use of his hands. LaBrie had been an outstanding youth-soccer player in Dracut. He remains an accomplished snowboarder -- among many other things."He had mastered things with his feet," Says his father.
"I don't know what turned him to his hands. Just a challenge, I guess."










Jack Dorsey

"For giving us our voices
                  - Tweet, Tweet!"


 

Jack Dorsey grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and by age 13, he had become interested in dispatch routing. Some of the open source software he created in the area of dispatch logistics is still used by many taxi cab companies. He went to high school at Bishop DuBourg High School and attended the Missouri University of Science and Technology before transferring to New York University> It was there that he first came up with the idea for Twitter. In 200 Dorsey moved to Okland, California and started his company to dispatch couriers, taxis, and emergency services from the Web. His other projects and ideas at this time included networks of medical devices and a "frictionless service market". When he first saw implementations of instant messaging, Dorsey wondered whether the software's user status output could be shared among friends easily.  Dorsey and Biz Stone decided that SMS text suited the status message idea, and built a prototype of Twitter in about two weeks. The idea attracted many users at Odeo and investment from Evan Williams who had left Google after selling it Pyra Labs and Blogger. Dorsey, Stone and Noah Glass co-founded Obvious, which then spun off Twitter, Inc. As the service began to grow in popularity, Dorsey chose the improvement of uptime as top priority, even over creating revenue. His three guiding principles, which are shared by the whole company and through its culture, are simplicity, constraint, and craftsmanship.




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Dr. Cosgrove presides over a $6.2 billion healthcare system comprised of a main campus near downtown Cleveland, more than 75 Northern Ohio outpatient locations, including 16 full-service Family Health Centers, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.               

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John Stephen Akhwari

"For The Best Last Place Finish Ever!"
            
- 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games

 

In the 1968 Mexico City Olympic games, a young
African runner from Tanzania, named John Stephen Akhwari, would compete in the last event of the games - the 26 mile, 385 yard marathon. Although he would ultimately finish
last, nearly an hour behind the rest of the runners, he would nonetheless finish the race and in doing so deliver a finish that will be remembered long after the winner has been forgotten. Early in the race he suffered a bad a fall but he got back up and kept running. Now running on a badly injured leg, and knowing full well that he was out of the competition, a voice called from within to go on, and so he went on. When Akhwari finally did approach the stadium, it was nearly empty. As he entered the stadium the meager crowd rose to their feet and began cheering. Photographers scrambled to set up cameras long stowed away, barely managing to capture one of the greatest finishes in Olympics history. Afterwards it was written . . .


"Today we have seen the young African runner who symbolizes the finest in the human spirit. A performance that gives true dignity to sport. A performance that lifts sport out of the category of grown men playing at games. A performance that gives meaning to the word courage. All honor to John Stephen Akhwari of Tanzania. Perhaps the words of John Stephen Akhwari epitomize all that is right in the human spirit. When asked why he did not quite he said simply - 'My country did not send me 5000 miles to start the race, they sent me
5000 miles to Finish the race!'"

















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'My country did not send
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Tyler Bradt
"Cause It's There & Cause He Can!"

 


Tyler Bradt (born June 2, 1986) is an American professional whitewater kayaker who holds the unofficial world record for the highest waterfall successfully run in a kayak. In 2007 Tyler ran the 107-foot (33 m) Alexandra Falls on the Hay River in the Northwest Territories. This record was broken by a Brazilian kayaker, Pedro Oliveira, when he ran a 127-foot 39m) falls in Brazil, breaking Tyler Bradt’s former 107-foot record by 20 feet. On April 21, 2009, just a month after Oliveira set a new world record, Bradt successfully took back the record when he kayaked the 186-foot (57 m) Palouse Falls in Eastern Washington. This drop was re-measured at 189 ft. A few feet taller than we had previously thought. Tyler had smashed the world record by 62 feet! The freefall lasted approximately four seconds. Bradt suffered only minor injuries from this record feat. His media agent released the photographs and video footage of him dropping over the falls to Sports Illustrated, which carried a video of the plunge on their website. The May 18, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated included the first published photo of Bradt's world record descent. Tyler Bradt and kayaker/filmmaker Rush Sturges included footage of the plunge in their 2010 film Dream Result, which they collaborated on and released in 2010.









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Nick Vujcic

"For Proving That Disability Is Not Real
& That It Only Exsits In Ones Thoughts!"


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"Nick Vujicic was born to Duška and Boris Vujicic in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia.
Although he was an otherwise healthy baby, he was born without arms and legs;
he had no legs, but two small feet, one of which had two toes.
He has two siblings, Michelle and Aaron."










Magnus Carlsen

"For Being Crazy Smart and The World Chess Champion"

 


Sven Magnus Øen Carlen
(born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess Grandmaster and chess prodigy who is currently the number-one ranked player in the world. In January 2010 he became the seventh player in history to be ranked number one in the world on the official FIDE rating list. His peak rating is 2837, the second highest in history, after Garry Kasparov. On 26 April 2004 Carlsen became a Grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 148 days, making him the third-youngest Grandmaster in history. On 1 January 2010 the new FIDE rating list was published, and at the age of 19 years, 32 days, he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world number one, breaking the record previously held by Vladimir Kramnik. Carlsen was also the 2009 World blitz chess champion. His performance at the September- October 2009 Nanjing Pearl Spring tournament has been described as one of the greatest in history and lifted him to an Elo rating of 2801, making him the fifth player to achieve a rating over 2800 – and aged 18 years 10 months at the time, by far the youngest to do so. Based on his rating, Carlsen qualified for the Candidates Tournament which determined the challenger to World Champion Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2012. In November 2010, however, he announced he was withdrawing from the Candidates tournament.






Next to his chess activities, world's number one,
Magnus Carlsen has started a fashion model career.
The 22-year-old Norwegian is contracted by
international clothing brand G-Star. In a campaign
launched in Berlin, Carlsen stared together with
world famous actress Liv Tyler.






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Jack Taylor

"For CRUSHING The NCAA Single-Game Scoring Record
      by 25 points & Simultaneously Setting 6 other NCAA
      Mens Basketball Records - That's Just CraZy!"

 


Jack Taylor Born 10/12/90 in Lakeside, California. The Division III guard shattered the NCAA record with 138 points on November 20, 2012, hoisting a mind-boggling 108 attempts - or one shot every 20 seconds - in eclipsing the previous record by 25 points - a record that had stood for nearly 60 years. Taylor, a 5-10, 170-pound guard from Black River Falls, Wisconsin, shot 52-of-108 from the field, 27-of-71 from 3-point range, and 7-of-10 from the free-throw line to finish with the historic, head-shaking line of 138 points. Jack Taylor's performance left even Kobe Bryant impressed. He attended Black River Falls High School, where he lettered four years in basketball … as a senior he was:
Coulee Conference Player of the Year and first-team All-Conference, WBCA Division 2 first-team All-Stater, AP honorable mention All-State, All-La Crosse Tribune first-teamer, team captain, team MVP, member of conference championship team, first-team Academic All-State, scored 1,295 points to rank second all-time in school history, selected to play on the Division 2 WBCA North All-Star Team, McDonald’s All-American nominee … as a junior was the Coulee Conference Player of the Year and first-team All-Conference, WBCA Division 2 first-team All-Stater, AP honorable mention All-State, All-La Crosse Tribune first-teamer, team captain, team MVP, averaged 24.0 points per game which ranked third in the state of Wisconsin, scored 48 points against West Salem … as a sophomore was All-Coulee Conference honorable mention … aside from athletics won the Presidential Academic Award and was a National Honor Society inductee.


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The Atronauts

"For Being CraZy Enough To Think That They Could . . .
      . . . . Walk ON The MOON!"

 


The Apollo program, named after the Greek God who drove his chariot to the sun, was America's effort to be first to the moon. Conceived during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, and guided by NASA, it began in earnest after President John F. Kennedy's May 25, 1961 special address to a joint session of Congress. In this speech Kennedy declared a national goal stating, "I believe that this nation should commit itself, to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth." Apollo was preceded by the Mercury and Gemini missions, which laid the ground work necessary for Apollo's success.Kennedy's goal was achieved on July 20, 1969, when the Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped out on to the Moon. 12 men walked on the Moon allowing them to join 'Histories Most Elite Club'.
Listen carefully to the final minute of the decent of Apollo 11 and you will note that everybody is quiet, ordered silent by CAPCOM, except for one person, who was calling out seconds. " 60 seconds ... 30 seconds ..." He was calling out the amount a fuel Armstrong had left to complete his decent before he would be out of fuel. Armstrong landed with '19 seconds' of fuel to spare! His heart rate barely went up!

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In the panorama above, Dr. Harrison (Jack) Schmitt is
seen walking back to his lunar rover - as if there was
really nothing to it! He received a Ph.D. in geology
from Harvard University in 1964. In 1965 he was
selected as a member of the first group of
scientist-astronauts. There was just one problem - he
did not know how to fly. So, he was sent off to flight
school where he earned his jet & helicopter wings from
the US Air Force. He has since logged more than
2,100 hours flying time, 1,600 of them in jet aircraft,
becoming proficient enough to serve as Lunar Module
pilot for the Apollo 17 mission. He is also the person
credited with snapping the "The Blue Marble" photo (<click)
the most widely distributed photographic image in
history. On December 11, 1972 he walked on the Moon.
He followed that with two terms as a US Senator.


Schmitt is a Harvard graduate & teacher, an accomplished
Jet and Helicopter Pilot, a Moonwalker and a US Senator.
(Think You've Accomplished A Lot!)




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'Coach' Jim Johnson

"For Epitomizing All That Is Right In The Human Spirit!"

 


'Jim Johnson' had coached high school basketball for 25 years, always with the mantra, “dreams really do come true.” But is was during his 2006 tenure at Greece Athena High School where he got his chance to prove that his mantra was more than just mere words.


Jason McElwain (A.K.A. J-Mac, a tag Coach Johnson had hung on him two years earlier) was a Special Ed student at Greece Athena High School and Jason had a burning passion for basketball. But, try as he may, he was never able to make the team, in part due to 5'7" frame but also in part due to his disability — autism. After failing to make the junior varsity team Jason assumed the role of junior basketball team manager, eventually moving on to varsity manger. For years he managed with the enthusiasm of a star varsity player. So as the home finale of his senior year approach, Coach Johnson made a decision that only a real 'Coach' could make. 'Dressing for the final home game, he thought, would be a fitting show of gratitude for J-Mac's amazing dedication.' A simple but fitting reward for such extraordinary devotion. With that in mind, Johnson added J-Mac to the roster, issued him jersey #52 and then dressed him for the game. Initially, the plan was simply to let Jason suit up, to finally be part of the team he loved, even if it was for just one game. It was Friday night on February 15, 2006, and the bleachers at Greece Athena High School near Rochester, New York, were packed with students and parents, most notably Jason's. Greece Athena was playing Spencerport High School, a long standing rival, for a division title. As time ticked by Jason continued to rally his team as he had done so many times before. Then with just 4:19 left in the game, and a double digit lead, Coach Johnson stood up, pointed to #52, and he sent him into the game.





J-Mac took the court with the fanfare of a rock-and-roll star! His first
shot, a 20 footer, from the right baseline, was a complete air ball. His second shot missed too. Coach
Johnson hung his head in his hands,"Dear God, please, lets just get him a basket." You know it's funny he mentioned that, because right then, God showed up. Jason's third try was a charmer, a 3-point no-doubter and pandemonium broke loose. "But Jason wasn't done yet, no,not by a long shot." He would follow his first 3 pointer with 5 more, one right after another, each one more convincing than the one before. His last shot would be a 3-pointer, at the buzzer, and by then the team and the fans had reached complete state of frenzy. They carried Jason on their shoulders as though they had just won the biggest game of their lives. And perhaps, in some small way, that's exactly what every single person in that gym did that night.
Witnessing a moment in time that will likely never be equaled again in their lifetimes. All tolled J-Mac scored 20 points in just 3:11, a 200 point/game pace. He was high scorer of the game and tied
the school record for 3-point field goals.
In just a few minutes time this diminutive 17-year-old, his coach and
his teammates, managed turned the tables on a lifetime filled largely with autistic social isolation. Hollywood, Cinderella, Miracle -
call it what you want, but on February 15, 2006, Coach
Jim Johnson brought 'True Meaning' to the word 'Coach'
& his Team true meaning to the word 'Teammates'.


In December 2013, #52 was officially retired. The original 52 jersey McElwain wore was picked at random and has been hanging in Johnson's closet for eight years. John Wallace (No. 44), who led Athena to the 1992 state title, starred at Syracuse and went on to the NBA, is the only other Athena basketball player to have his number enshrined.





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