Name: Manny Lopez
School: Newton North High School
Accomplishment: Manny is currently preparing to participate in his third consecutive year running a marathon. This year, his goal is to complete the Cox Sports Marathon in Providence on Sunday, May 6, in under four hours. He is the Captain of the Newton North Dreamfar High School Marathon Team and his dream is to participate in the Boston Marathon someday.
Key to Awesomeness: Determination, discipline, kindness, and an easy-going attitude at school and practice make Manny a successful athlete and team leader. His key to success is that he doesn't let any obstacles get in the way of achieving his goals. He faces all challenges with determination and hard work.
Nomination information provided by Drew Pierce.
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