Central students recognize International Women's Day
<div>“My Mom. She’s really great and always so compassionate with our family. She’s a very relational person but also very professional. She does a part time job and takes care of our family. I think she’s very inspirational that way.” </div><div><br></div><div>~Alethea Pritchard, freshman</div>
<div>“Mine is Taylor Swift. I’ve idolized her for about 10 years, I’ve always been listening to her music and she’s really made herself successful.”</div><div><br></div><div>~Iva Petrova, junior</div>
<div>“One woman that inspires me is my mom because her coming from a different country, starting from a clean slate from the bottom, and seeing how successful she is just reminds me to work hard and try to be the best person I can be.”</div><div><br></div><div>~Hana Hasan, junior</div>
<div>“I really enjoy my grandma on my dad’s side because she’s grown up to be really decrepit. I love my grandma because she just has a wacky life even though she’s in her late age and it shows that you can do anything as you get older."</div><div><br></div><div>~Grant Erickson, senior</div>
<div>“My Mom because she teaches me to be a better person every day.”</div><div><br></div><div>~Caroline Giannone, junior</div>
<div>“My Mom. My Mom is my hero at times and she helps me when I’m down. She’s a very good caregiver and like my best friend almost. I love my Mom.” </div><div><br></div><div>~Felix Egharevba, senior</div>
<div>“My Mom. She’s most inspiring because she came from a kind of rough childhood and she really made the most of her life. She’s worked very hard.” </div><div><br></div><div>~Erika Gearhart, senior</div>
<div>“My girlfriend. She’s faced so many challenges within sports and trying to make everyone happy all the time. She keeps a positive mood about it.” </div><div><br></div><div>~Ryan Buonauro, senior</div>
<div>“My Mom because no matter how many times she’s put down she gets back up on her feet. When her position was eliminated on her job, she would always get back in the game and help provide for the family.”</div><div><br></div><div>~Evan Gray, junior</div>
<div>“My Aunt. We’re really close in age but the things she goes through are really motivating in seeing the way she handles things. She doesn’t let anything stop her or get in her way It just inspires me to be a better person and [...] I strive to be just like her.”</div><div><br></div><div>~Hannah Klespitz, junior</div>
<div>“My Mom. She went through a lot and had breast cancer and got over that. She’s a teacher at Northwestern so she passed through a lot of stuff and she’s really resilient and I respect that.”</div><div><br></div><div>~James Fleming, junior</div>
<div>“Definitely my Mom, especially for the sport aspect. She tries to help me out as much as she can and seeing what she’s done with her athletic ability definitely helped me push myself to be the best person I can be. She’s very nice and encourages me to be outgoing and try my best at everything.” </div><div><br></div><div>~Kent Emden, junior</div>
<div>“I’m going to say my grandma because she was a single mom in the 1950s and it was really hard.”</div><div><br></div><div>~Morgan Dressel, sophomore</div>
<div>“The woman who inspire me the most is my grandma because although she was battling leukemia, she never gave up or showed us that she was sad about it. I find that really inspiring because it takes a lot to show that you’re not in pain and still make sure to manage to take care of four grandkids.”</div><div><br></div><div>~Donnell Elkins, freshman</div>
<div>“Sophia Bush. She’s really empowering and not only [as] the character that she plays in One Tree Hill. Outside she’s a really good leader and model.”</div><div><br></div><div>~Erin McCambridge, junior</div>
<div>“My Mom. She’s the most helpful, kind person I know and she really inspires me to be better and do better everyday.”</div><div><br></div><div>~Jack Thorne, senior</div>

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