Senior Emily Estep looks up to her mom, too, and also her dad.
"My parents are my role models because they are always there when I need them and will help me through whatever I'm going through. They love and care for me and teach me right from wrong," she said.
Sophomore Tegan Stover and freshman Madison Phillips both name relatives as role models as well, but not their parents.
"My role model is my grandma," Stover said. "I know it sounds cliché, but she has been through a lot. She has raised all of her children and all of her grandchildren.
"She is nice to everyone she meets, and she genuinely cares about people. No matter who they are, she won't judge them. I want to be exactly like her one day."
"My brother, Nathan, is my role model because he's such a good person with a good heart," Phillips said. "He knows how to handle situations well. He can handle himself, and he's just overall a good, caring person."
Sophomore Nathan Ballengee has a different role model, one he doesn't personally know.
"[Spanish explorer] Hernando Cortez is my role model because he shows that when life gives you the hardest challenges, you can overcome anything. I live by that," Ballengee said.Though most teens seem to choose a role model they know, that isn't always the case. Whether you know the person or not, if you are inspired by or admire someone, then he or she can be a good role model.