Stefani McCoy, seated in the center of the front row, was a high school dropout. After going back to school and completing her college degree, she joined the Peace Corps and went to Namibia to help fellow dropouts.
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Former first lady Michelle Obama waves alongside school children while walking down the school lunchline after getting turkey tacos at Parklawn Elementary School in Alexandria, Va., in January 2012 to promote new nutritional guidelines for school lunches.
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Sundaygar Moses, now 12, was suffered a gunshot wound as an infant. Due to an infection, his right leg had to be amputated beneath the knee. His new prosthetic is a close match to his skin tone.
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Peace Corps volunteer Kiley Shields pronounces "n naa"
The orchids that produce vanilla beans have no natural pollinators in Madagascar; the plant must be pollinated by hand — a labor-intensive process with little margin for error.
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