The condition of being different from the norm; also: a theory expounding the exceptionalism especially of a nation or region –Merriam-Webster...
Throughout difficult times of Socialist occupation, teaching students to read and write was that ultimate accomplishment. This passion turned inaccessible when the owl called ones beautiful name –Alena. Czech Republic and indebtedly all nations shall keep this exceptional educator's memory alive...
Captured into slavery as a child and brought to the colony of Massachusetts from West Africa, Phillis Wheatley is one of the most acclaimed poets of eighteenth century America. After learning to read and write in English, Ms. Wheatly manifested to be a child prodigy and had her first published poetry while an early teenager. As an emancipated women around twenty-three years of age, Ms. Wheatley was invited to meet a mutual fan of hers in 1776, namely, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army George Washington...
Marjorie Merriweather Post,
A pioneer in corporate expansion and proponent of food production technology, specifically frozen consumables, Marjorie Merriweather Post would prove to be exceptional. Ms. Post steered Postum Cereal Company into the eventual conglomerate giant General Foods Corporation after strategically acquiring smaller brands. In addition to being the United States' wealthiest woman for a time, Ms. Post was highly philanthropic and very generous throughout her life, donating to many noble causes such as The Salvation Army and American Red Cross.
Our Mom, Leighann, has been maintaining a Butterfly garden in our backyard since before I was born. It's filled with Aster, Milkweed, Parsley, Hyssop, Yarrow and all Mom's other favorite flowers. This gives many different species of Butterflies the perfect place to have a snack or even better –leave eggs for Caterpillars!
Steven & Allison,
Thank you for teaching us to entrust our faith in God and follow the path of Jesus Christ. We shall walk this Earth spreading His love to all. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit –amen...
Volunteer at a personal crisis center and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Kendra provides noble services dedicated to helping offer support and assurance to individuals at their brink, nearing one ultimate decision from existential conclusion. Thanks to her selfless compassion, many still have their lives intact...
Constitution of the United States of America,
A shining city named Philadelphia forever changed the world in 1782 when a special group of intelligent minds wrote an exceptional document. To truly elevate, protect and transform We The People, the United States Constitution emphasizes individual freedom and personal autonomy as its cornerstone to a virtuous republic.
Born on June 12, 1929, Annelies Marie Frank is an exceptional example of perseverance in the hardest times. As a thirteen year old schoolgirl, Anne Frank and her family concealed inside a Netherlands business's hidden chamber after Nazi forces began imprisoning those of Jewish faith and descent. Barely two years later, their hideout had been discovered and raided by police. Soon after, in early 1945 Anne Frank succumbed to the conditions of Holocaust at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp. Miss Frank's courageous, yet heartbreaking experience was brought to worldwide attention when her unfinished diary was found by her Father and published in 1947 as "The Diary of a Young Girl"...
You foster exceptionalism by planting the seeds of hard work, determination and ambition in our personalities, helping us blossom into talented, respectable members of society.
The Holy Bible,
With copies extending well into the billions, presented here is the most revered, printed and translated book ever written –The Bible. Its oldest stories originated through word of mouth, but written records began in the days of Moses when Genesis was written circa 1400 B.C. All the way up until The Bible's final and last written book, Revelation, being dated on or about the year 95 A.D. Afterwards, The Holy Bible would come to complete fruition a couple hundred years later as an expression of faith and trust in God...
Ensuring equality for all, in seventeen years of life you have always taken on the role of courageous challenger, ready to step-up against any adversary. No doubt, one day there will be your name in history books for all the future achievements you will surely accomplish...
New York Police Department badge number 12671 heroically lives onward. In solemn memory after the passing of her father in the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attack, Jillian Suarez has completed cadet training to be a newly sworn officer of "New York's Finest". The New York City Police Department has honorably recommissioned fallen Officer Ramon Suarez's badge number for his daughter's shield. Miss Suarez was nine years old when her father lost his life saving others –and for that, Officer Jillian Suarez follows in the same path as exceptional...
Rising to the pinnacle of excellence, everything you do is pure perfection, making the most out of truly blessed abilities. Abounding with generosity and kindness, never asking to be deservedly crowned queen of the mountain or ruler of valleys, your humbleness is overwhelmingly inspirational.
An instructor of American Sign Language to both those hard of hearing and keen of knowledge alike, you keep open the doors to a concise, necessary form of non-verbal communication.
Kate Wynja's advanced Golfing skills led Sioux Falls Christian High School to a championship win, however she logged a slight error in her scorecard. Expecting to be disqualified, she still reported the mistake to event officials. As such, Kate has exhibited exemplary sportspersonship, honesty and above all, virtue.
At the tender age of nineteen short years, bringing necessary attention to the plight of those suffering from numerous forms of Cancer, particularly Brain, at the expense of one's own demise is what exceptionalism means for human lives. Summarily, millions of dollars have been raised to find any cure for a disease causing irreparable harm to the very fabric of humanity...
Dr. Joseph Warren,
Few know the legacy of Dr. Joseph Warren (1741-1775), who would instruct initial midnight riders Paul Revere and William Dawes to warn American revolutionaries of impending British advancement. An influential rebel figure, Dr. Warren died as a Major General in front line fighting during the Battle of Bunker Hill, Massachusetts. If not for his heroic death at young age, some historians speculate he would have went on to become an eventual President or Vice President of The United States of America.
With no less than eight acceptance letters from each Ivy League College, Ifeoma White-Thorpe has proven her scholastic knowledge is exceedingly stellar. Best of wishes, this exceptional teenager from Morris Hills High School will help change for the better our world profoundly...
Your husband U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer William Ryan Owens is what every human being aspires to become –exceptional. Giving his solemn life in one's line of duty, a serviceperson protects and forever keeps God's country great! From the bottom of every American heart –a sincerest thank you...
Uniquely born on Saint Valentine's Day, truly a beautiful life replete with distinguished compassion, exemplary leadership and stellar character that traverses far beyond normalcy. For greater good, you positively touch the "hearts" of each and everyone...
Immeasurable is the happiness given to special needs citizens when you sing and play guitar in assisted living care centers. Far beyond the talent of most your age, it should inspire other sixteen year olds to give equal to these individuals in certain need of friendship as well –someone's singing Kumbaya, my Lord...
In recent months, this exemplary thirteen year old has hand sewn a memory quilt fashioned from clothing worn by the late son of Mr. and Mrs. Schroder. Two loving parents will never forget their child's life and this truly memorable keepsake you have made for them...
For the sports and other fun activities given up to help your parents take care of a daughter and your beautiful sister who is not well. You are the best teenager ever, and for that alone –God will always love you...
With the limited free time you have, nobody could ever thank you enough, for helping precious Marjorie cope following the passing of her beloved husband and sweetheart of sixty-two years...
This message is from every teenager you help at the library. You are that special keepsake apple in the lives of many, and for this –thank you so much...