Franklin Township School

Quakertown, New Jersey

These stories were written by Mr. Kramer's Fifth Grade Class for the September 2009 to January 2010 session of My Hero Learning Circles

Theodore O'Conner

By: Tara from Quakertown

Lou Gehrig

By: Casey from Quakertown
“I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth”

Martin Luther King Jr.

By: Joseph from Quakertown
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

Roberto Clemente

By: Laurel from Quakertown
"Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, you are wasting you time on earth."

Eight Belles

By: Stephanie from Quakertown
Horse don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care

Oksana Chusovitina

By: Grace from Quakertown
When you are on the podium nobody is asking you if you are 15 or 30 years old. What matters is who can do great gymnastics.

Derek Jeter

By: Brendan from Quakertown
"God, I hope I wear this jersey forever."


By: Zoe from Quakertown

Rosa Parks

By: Nicole from Quakertown
I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free.

Scott Oldenburg

By: Sean from Quakertown
"Scott Oldenburg, a strong and caring man, loved living with pure purpose, every day, and by his fine example, showed we can, embrace this life" - Judith Meskill

George Washington

By: Clara from Quakertown
“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.”

Thomas Jefferson

By: Mary Grace from Quakertown
“ I cannot live without books” – Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Alva Edison

By: Tyler from Quakertown
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

Wilson (Snowflake) Bentley

By: Haley from Quakertown
"Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated.

Abraham Lincoln

By: James from Quakertown
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.

George (Babe) Ruth

By: Owen from Quakertown
"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't work together, the club won't be worth a dime."