After Tyree's mother lost her job, the family moved into a homeless shelter. Despite this setback, Tyree graduated from high school with a 4.0 GPA, earning a full-ride scholarship to college, along with being the prom queen, cheerleading captain, while also working 25 hours a week.
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Snetsinger became driven to become the world's best birder, eventually seeing around 85% of the bird species on the entire planet.
At 9 years old, Bizzotto was the youngest person to participate in--and complete--the BattleFrog Xtreme 24-hour race, running six 8-kilometer laps and numerous obstacles.
When she was 16, Perera took several months off from school to investigate child prostitution in Sri Lanka, even participating in a police sting. At 19, she founded OneChild to raise awareness of and combat the issue.