The Salvation Army received more than 160 applications for this year's D.J.'s Hero Awards. Recipients get a $10,000 scholarship and are honored at a luncheon.
Their stories of facing adversity with goals and determination made the selection committee's job difficult, said spokeswoman Susan Eustice. Though seven scholarships usually are awarded, longtime supporter Suzanne Caruso funded an eighth through the Fred Arkoosh Jr. Foundation, in honor of her brother.