Path to Greatness Special: The Best of 2016 and more

The Path to Greatness airs every Wednesday night on NBC25 and Fox66

The Path to Greatness special features the best Path to Greatness features from the year of 2016, bringing back the stories of young athletes overcoming obstacles on, or off the court, en route to their future goals.

Alma swimmer Evelyn VanDeMark talks about her battle with cancer, and getting back in the pool during treatments.

Arthur Hill's Jimmy Bell discusses his desire for greatness, and his focus on using his size to his advantage.

Lapeer's Allison Johnson breaks down how a hip injury prevented her from walking without pain...let alone doing her thing on the track or practicing karate. She turns that into a career, today studying neuroscience at the University of Michigan.

Saginaw's Algevon Eichelberger comes home to spend time with his grandfather, and realizes that his legacy at Saginaw is much more than basketball. We see him today, enjoying his time as a freshman at Depaul University.

Barak Hernandez finds himself by living his passions everyday. A football player and powerlifter, Barak shows that there's more to him than just athletics, working on his crafts to get to his future goal of becoming a zoologist. He brings a special guest in studio as well.

The Special ends with some of the highlights from stories throughout the year, each athlete showing why they're on the Path to Greatness.

If you know someone who's on the Path to Greatness, let us know, find Tom Eschen on Facebook or @TomEschenJr on Twitter. You can also email

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