Giraffe Thesis Essay

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Some people in this world are just spectacular people, and sometimes they need recognition, and that’s what the giraffe award seeks to do. The Giraffe award started in the state of Washington to recognize good deeds done by people. Individuals who meet the criteria are recognized on over 500 radio stations. One of the first Giraffe Award recipients was Ralph Flowers. Ralph worked for the Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA). While working for the WFPA, Ralph was not pleased with how his Association required him to shoot any Black Bears that were clawing off the bark of the trees. But Flowers felt strongly that that should not happen, so, behind the associations back, he spent ...view middle of the document...

Although it wouldn’t surprise me if they were nominated again for a different reason.

Jerry Foster is an all around good samaritan. Mr. Foster is a helicopter pilot in Phoenix, Arizona, hired by the T.V. station KPNX to report stories in the greater Phoenix area. But he does more than that, and is deserving of the Giraffe Award. Jerry has put himself, his job, and his pilots license at risk to save people in the hot, and dry desert environment. Mr. Foster has sometimes forgot to load the feed for his camera on his helicopter because he is so dedicated to helping people in the mountains, and has put his job at risk, and eventually his bosses decided to let it happen as he was making a difference in peoples lives. However the FAA wasn’t too happy with some of the things he did, and he has been grounded by the FAA due to not following safety standards going out of the way to help hikers. Mr. Foster once said “I love saving lives...Nobody has it better than I do”, and nothing gets in the way of Jerry’s ultimate goal of giving water to a hiker, or helping them off of the mountain. Some may try to pick at Jerry and undermine his impact, but they can’t. Jerry is an all around good guy and is 100% deserving of the Giraffe Award.

Sister Beth Dadio lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Every day, around noon, she drives to Central Park Mall to give the homeless food, including but not limited to sandwiches, chips, and fruit juice. But this isn’t originally what she used to do. Her and other friends, and colleagues used to run a shelter where food could be provided on a daily basis at a central location, but it drew many complaints because of the increased amount of homeless people in the area. But now since her display, city officials have promised that she can open up a new shelter. Sister Beth is really a person who wants to help the population of Omaha, and probably would feed all of the homeless in the world if she had a chance. Some people may open up a shelter, but Sister Beth went above and beyond the call of duty. Not only did she continue her ministry when her shelter was closed down, but her actions gave the city no choice to open up a new shelter. All in all, she is deserving of the Giraffe Award, and is a fantastic individual.

The 1980’s were a hard time for the United States, as we were in the midst of the cold war, but for some it was an opportunity for change. Not for Americans, but Cubans, as Fidel Castro (The Dictator of Cuba) released 125,000 inmates from some of the roughest toughest prisons in Cuba. Some of these people caused disaster, but some created opportunities for themselves, a life, a life in America, the American Dream. Esteban Torres was one of these people, his family fled Cuba in the midst of this catastrophe. He had to work hard to prove himself, and took extra classes and really over achieved. Now he has graduated and plans to attend MIT. However Esteban isn’t deserving of...

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