Two thumbs up for these 2013 NESA scholarship winners

The “feel-good story of the year” isn’t playing at your local theater.

It’s found in videos like the ones below, showcasing the winners of 2013’s three biggest National Eagle Scout Association scholarships.

First meet Elijah LeCroix, winner of the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award. Elijah raised $64,000 to build a playground, working on the project even after his family’s house burned to the ground.

Then there’s Patrick Lowe, recipient of the $50,000 NESA STEM Scholarship. Patrick, a sophomore at MIT, has built his own wind tunnel, welded robots in high school, and built parts of a ’65 Plymouth.

Finally, Leonard Brunotte, recipient of the $25,000 United Health Foundation Scholarship. Leonard has a flair for science, biology, and chemistry. And his mother’s death in 2011 from breast cancer fueled Leonard’s interest in becoming a surgeon or biomedical engineer.

See the Scouts’ inspiring videos after the jump. 

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