In the Spotlight: Your Big Star Moments

From the big game to graduation, see what happened when you stepped into the limelight

01 of 07

Brandie Long of Clayton, N.Y., writes: "My son has dreamed of being the next Dale Earnhardt Jr., and since he was 3, he has been driving a little race car. He finally took home the big prize in this race. He is the big star in my life!"

02 of 07

Stephanie Sokolowski of Elon, N.C., writes: "My 9-year-old, Taylor, is a big fan of country recording artist Rascal Flatts. She was lucky enough to be called up onstage for the lead singer [Gary LeVox] to sing 'My Wish' to her. It was such a touching moment, as she and I had played the song over and over with me telling her that all the things he was singing about is what her mommy wants for her!"

03 of 07

Jennifer Payne of Greensboro, N.C., writes: "My son wanted me to submit this photo. These are his words: 'This action shot was taken during my last game this year, my seventh season. It proves that all those workouts and football camps my mom sent me to paid off. Not only is it a textbook way to run the ball, but it reminds me that it was a 45-yard return. I just hope all my hard work and dedication will earn me a scholarship to college.' "

04 of 07

Rachel Meadows of Shenandoah, Va., writes: "This is a picture of me with country singer Keith Anderson. He performed at the Rockingham County Fair this year in Harrisonburg. It was super special because I have been a fan of his for so long and getting to meet him was such a dream come true! It was awesome!"

05 of 07

Ann Caren of Kennesaw, Ga., writes: "[Here is] my first born, Madison, graduating from preschool at Summit Baptist Christian Academy. I just love this photo because not only does she look so beautiful and innocent, it gives me a glimpse at what is coming in the years ahead. To Madison she is just dressing up, but to me I am looking into the future."

06 of 07

Lyndsy D., of Brookfield, Wis., writes: "This year I reached my goal to learn how to wakeboard better. I learned how to wakeboard last year at the end of the summer but, seeing as I live in Wisconsin, I had to wait till this year to try and get better. I'm so proud of myself! My husband (who is a GREAT wakeboarder) is proud of me, too!"

07 of 07

Karen Molloy of Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., writes: "Graduation day could not come soon enough! I worked so hard in high school and challenged myself every day. To finally be acknowledged for all of my hard work was a day I kept looking forward to. When graduation day finally arrived, it could not have been a more beautiful day – the weather was perfect!"

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