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  INSPIRATION. Sonia Sotomayor was inspired to become a judge from the TV show Perry Mason. Growing up, Sotomayor was raised on a modest income. She was the eldest of two children.

Sonia Sotomayor

March 29, 2018

TWINKLE, TWINKLE. Cannon also received the Henry Draper Medal of the National Academy of Sciences, and was the first women to receive the honorary doctorate from Oxford University and went on to become an officer in the American Astronomical Society. She established the Annie Jump Cannon Award for women studying astronomy. After joining the Harvard Faculty she was given the William Cranch Bond Professor of Astronomy award.

Annie Jump Cannon

March 28, 2018

FIRST LADY. Michelle Obama speaks with customers at subway. As a part of her Let’s Move campaign Michelle worked to promote healthier eating choices. To this end, she partnered with many businesses including Subway.

Michelle Obama

March 27, 2018

The Regeneron Science Talent Search is one of the nation's most prestigious math and science competition. Every year thousands of students across the country submit projects, and only 40 finalists travel to Washington D.C to present their projects to a panel of judges. This year some of those finalist projects included topics from behavioral and social science as well as cellular and molecular biology.

Indrani Das

March 26, 2018

OLYMPIAN. Raisman competes on floor during the Rio Olympics. She won a silver medal for this event. Raisman is inspiring all women involved in the ‘me too’ movement.

Aly Raisman

March 23, 2018

SUCCESS. Chloe Kim was joined by her US teammate Arielle Gold on the podium in the bronze medal place. The silver medal went to Chinese snowboarder Liu Jiayu. The US won 23 total medals, nine of them gold.

Chloe Kim

March 22, 2018

FOR THE CHILDREN. The work of physician and researcher Dr. Virginia Apgar saves lives to this day. Apgar helped lay the foundation for the fields of anesthesiology and neonatology. She is best known for the Apgar Score, a test done just minutes after birth to evaluate the baby’s transition.

Dr. Virginia Apgar

March 21, 2018

OUT OF THIS WORLD. Ride was honored after her death in various ways. Her partner Tam O’Shaughnessy wrote a children’s biography and NASA has named the spot on the moon where probes Ebb and Flow landed after her. Late in 2017, the United States Postal Service announced that Ride would appear on a stamp in 2018.

Sally Ride

March 20, 2018

POWER OF THE PEN. Anzaldua was a very accomplished writer. She has won multiple awards. Some of which include the American Book Award which she won for Ths Bridge Called My Back, and the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Small Print for Making Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras: Creative and Critical.

Gloria Anzaldua

March 19, 2018

NUMBER ONE. On her first day of school, angry shouts from picketers disturbed the integration process. Ruby, only six- years- old at the time, believed that the people were only celebrating Mardi Gras. “There was a large crowd of people outside of the school. They were throwing things and shouting, and that sort of goes on in New Orleans at Mardi Gras,” said Bridges later in life.

Ruby Bridges

March 16, 2018

CAMPAIGNER. Helen Keller is an inspiration to all. Even throughout her struggles in her childhood and adulthood, she was able to communicate with others and share her story.

Helen Keller

March 15, 2018

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio