American Eagle's "Live Your Life" Contest

American Eagle Outfitters has selected the six winners for their nationwide "Live Your Life" Contest for teenagers and young adults:

Leading lifestyle retailer American Eagle Outfitters today announced the winners of its highly successful "LIVE YOUR LIFE" contest, a program that encourages young adults around the country to achieve great things by following their dreams. Now in its second year, the contest awards each winner $25,000 to help make his or her dream a reality.

Kicking off last January, AE's contest attracted over 20,000 entries from individuals looking to fulfill their dreams, more than four times the number of applications received last year. Visitors to AE's Web site -- 4.7 million of them -- voted online to select six winners to bring their essays to life and make a difference in the world.

All six winners are amazing. To see them, their essays, and videos, visit the American Eagle "Live Your Life" site. And one of them, Elizabeth Torres, is not only an immigrant to the U.S., but she is also a student at Kean University!