Mike Krzyzewski by Jack Lago

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“I don’t look at myself as a basketball coach. I look at myself as a leader who happens to coach basketball.” — Mike Krzyzewski “Leaders have to give time for relationships. But more demands will be placed on their time as they become more successful. So if a person’s success is based on developing relationships, then they have to continually find new ways of getting it done.” — Mike Krzyzewski  This two quotes really show who Coach K is as a person. They are both two things that he really believes in.    DREAM TEAM In the year of 1992 at the Barcelona Summer Olympics, Coach Mike Krzyzewski helped lead the United States of America’s National Basketball team to the Gold Medal. This team was better known as the “Dream Team”. This is consider the best basketball team ever assembled. It featured the best active NBA players at the time. Though...

Muhammad Ali by: Aqeel Daniels

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By: Aqeel Daniels Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay, started boxing at the age of 12 in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. He took up boxing because one day his bike was stolen.  After going to the cops, he told them he wanted to beat up whoever had taken his bike. The officer he was speaking to happened to run a boxing gym in the local neighborhood and told Cassius he should get involved. From then on his life was set. He was going to be the best boxer of all time.  As he honed his skills, Ali became one of the most talked about figures in sports history.  He loved to downplay his opponents in short poems that rhymed, although he was often frowned upon for it. After beating Sonny Liston for the Championship belt, the doubters were silent and his career took off.  Cassius began to get in touched with his religious side becoming a part of the Nation of Islam, influenced by his good...

Babe Ruth by Ricky Balles

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  Baseball Legend and American Sports Icon  “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up”– Babe Ruth                   Thesis: During the difficult times of the 1920’s and 1930’s , Babe Ruth was garnished with many super bionic nicknames such as  “The Colossus of Clout”, “The Great Bambino” and “The Sultan of Swat”. He was given these nicknames because to Americans he was the leader and godly figure that could lead them from poverty to prosperity .All good leaders pull from a variety of inspirational sources to create their formula for success, even from unlikely sources like an overweight baseball legend. Babe Ruth was a winner in his day without steroids and without the paparazzi and while he wasn’t a business leader, he hustled every day to be the best. Despite passing over 60 years ago, Babe still remains...

Sonia Sotomayor

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  “The pressure to succeed was relentless”.                                                                                                           – Sonia Sotomayor   Sonia spoke this quote when she was studying, at Princeton, for her undergraduate degree before she would head to Law school. She felt that she wanted to accomplish so much in this intense and difficult life but she knew she would never give up on herself, because knew what she wanted in life was so much beyond Princeton and Yale. She also felt that throughout her life in school the pressure the students, at Princeton and Yale, placed on themselves would never end until the day they were walking down the aisle towards their diploma and their new successful lives in law. Sonia is an inspiration to myself and many others, she makes me want to work as hard as she did. She makes everything...

Jane Addams

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Diane Nash

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By Caleb Jones Wagner class of 2018 Diane Nash May 15, 1938 -present “I think there is no greater invention of the 20th century than Mohandas Gandhi’s invention of a way of making social change without killing and maiming each other,” BIO Diane Nash was a pioneer of the nonviolent civil rights movement. Nash had always experienced Racism, like most other African Americans.She grew up in Chicago, Illinois. As she grew up she attended Howard University for one year in Washington DC, but then transferred to Fisk University an HBC in Tennessee. At this time the schools and buses in Tennessee where integrated however racial discrimination still occurred regularly. Nash gained knowledge of students in Greensboro, North Carolina doing sit-ins, so she and fellow Students from Tennessee did the same. They were beaten, abused, and ended up getting arrested. Nash refused to pay...