"I am a pediatrician because my parents believed in me, even if I didn't follow the career path they hoped I would."
by Dr. Lewis First | Mar 1, 2014
"I developed an interest in doing charity work because of the Boston Red Sox."
by James Douglas | Dec 1, 2013
"I became an artist because of my elementary school art teacher."
by Katharine Montstream | Nov 1, 2013
"I learned how to read because of a teacher named Claire Ogelsby."
by Peter Shumlin | Oct 1, 2013
"I lead a creative life because of my mother."
by Don Wright | Jul 1, 2013
"I found my voice because my father lost his."
by Nancy Stearns Bercaw | Jun 1, 2013
"I am an obstetric nurse and nurse educator because of the encouragement I received from my grandmother."
by Janet Dupont | May 1, 2013
I'm a performer because of Robert R. Ringer.
by Rusty DeWees | Apr 1, 2013
"I've spent the last 30 years writing about Vermont and Vermonters in part because of Ida May Fuller."
by Joseph A. Citro | Mar 1, 2013
"I decided to work with homeless teenagers because I volunteered at a shelter."
by Mark Redmond | Feb 1, 2013
"I learned to see past racial differences because a white neighbor taught me to play chess."
by Hal Colston | Dec 1, 2012
"I started studying music because my grandparents gave me a violin."
by Anais Mitchell | Nov 1, 2012
"I became a better writer because of a demanding high school teacher."
by Bill McKibben | Oct 1, 2012
"I dedicated myself to music because of my high school choir teacher, Diane Phillips."
| Sep 1, 2012
"I was inspired to pursue public service because of an internship in Senator Leahy's office."
by Miro Weinberger | Aug 1, 2012
"I am a curious and avid reader because of Iris Keith, a great librarian."
| Jul 1, 2012
"I became an educator because of my phys ed teacher, Ray Hadley."
by David Young | Jun 1, 2012
"A summer camp counselor told me I had potential - words that encouraged me to dream."
by Madeleine Kunin | May 1, 2012
"I developed a passion for acting because of my first theater teacher, Joan Wing."
by Kim Jordan | Apr 1, 2012
Alden Caldwell, painting contractor and campaign volunteer, Burlington
by Alden Caldwell | Mar 1, 2012
by Cathy Resmer | Feb 1, 2012