Most everyone has a role model in their life. They could be a parent, a friend, a teacher, or a sports hero. They could be the D.A.R.E officer who works in your school. He could be someone you read about in a book.
A role model is hard to define, because it can be different for everyone. Who your role model is depends as much on you as it does on the person you admire. Often, it is someone you would like to be like when you get older, or someone who does something you find hard to do.
They might be somebody who performs outstanding volunteer work. They might be a community leader. They might be your mentor. Maybe they are generous and kind. Maybe they performed an extraordinary feat or accomplishment. They might be someone in your neighborhood, or someone in another country.
Typically, a role model is brave, smart, strong, kind, thoughtful and fun. Not that every role model is perfect. Unless it is someone out of a storybook, role models are people who might be outstanding in only one or two areas. Or maybe it is someone who is far less than perfect, but is working to improve himself or herself.
Who is your role model? Tell us. Write a story about that person and send it to us. You can do it in the form of a straight essay, or you can do it in a question and answer format. Every month we'll try to pick a new essay and post it on our site.
might be hard or tiring my dad makes me do it, I know it's the best for me. My dad is the PERFECT role model because he is everything a role model should be, loving, funny, serious, nice to be around, and smart.
The person I want to be like is my counselor. She helps me work out my problems. When I am feeling down she helps me and talks things through with me. I love her and I will miss her next year when she is not my counselor. Officer Corriveau wherever you are thanks for the inspiration and thank you Mrs. Claytor for being there for me
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