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Walking On

Hunter Gandee, SI's High School Athlete of the Year, walked 111 miles to Michigan's capitol building last month with his brother, Braden, 9, riding piggyback. It was their third annual Cerebral Palsy Swagger trek; it was also their last. Hunter, a junior at Bedford High next fall, will be focusing on college applications, but that doesn't mean his work bringing awareness to disabilities has stopped. Since the walk, the varsity wrestler was named to the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Student Advisory Council and received a $1,250 grant from WorkForce Software for an initiative with GenYouth AdVenture Capital to empower students to solve community wellness problems. "I want to continue to show kids my age that they can make a difference," Hunter says.