I may spend this entire Blogathon writing about the awesome stories I've seen in the news media lately. Trust me - I don't use the word "awesome" and "news media" in the same breath very often.
I saw it on the NBC Nightly News this week. A young man in Florida overcame the rigors of losing his mom to cancer, as well as homelessness and graduated as valedictorian of his high school class with a 4.0+ grade point average. He also gave the commencement speech to his fellow students. This awesome young man will be attending college -- and rightly so.
Congratulations, Griffin Furlong. You are an inspiration to us all.