Jason McElwain, a student assistant for his high school's basketball team, is diagnosed as highly functioning autistic. During his senior year, the basketball coach allowed him to play in a basketball game during which he set a team record for six 3 point shots during a single basketball game.
Patrick Hughes was born blind and crippled, but amazingly began playing the piano when he was only a few months old. Now a freshman at the University of Louisville, he plays the trumpet in marching band. His father not only pushing his wheelchair at marching band events, but also attends every class with him, so Patrick can actively participate in the classroom. Patrick's father considers him "my hero."
17 year old Nick Graham is not only a high school student, but the owner of the only grocery store in his small town of Truman, Minnesota. He is not only a hometown hero, but the youngest grocer in America. When the only grocery store in his town closed, he bought it despite, in his own words, having never even gone grocery shopping before. He is an inspirational teenager who supports his small town.