On this Page, every day can be Create-Your-Own ¡Extran Hero! Day.  Here you will find reader submissions gathered either during informal hangouts or sent digitally.  If you’d like to submit your own ¡Extran Hero! entry, I will happily put it on the blog.  The instructions are:
1) Draw your ¡Extran Hero! on a spiral notepad (if possible)
2) Take a photo against a well-lit surface
3) Take a photo of yourself holding your ¡Extran Hero! drawing!

Juan Carlos Fajardo Gómez (Madrid, Spain), the Technology teacher in my school’s bilingual program with whom I’ve had the great fortune of working alongside, pokes fun at my habit of showing up to school dressed in costume.  (June 28, 2012)

David Di Lillo (Staten Island, NY) draws his encounter with Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica,” displayed in Madrid’s modern art museum, Museo Reina Sofia, for the first time.  (May 20, 2012)

Leah Cappelli (Staten Island, NY) shares a humorous insight about many foreigners abroad: despite being surrounded by many cultural treasures and aesthetic richness, what scores the biggest emotional rises are dogs.  (May 20, 2012)
Jacqueline Troutman, Fulbright ETA in Ulm, Germany and writer of the hilarious and often poignant travel blog Jacked, shares tales of her visit to Barcelona with her brother and why it’s wise to toss the guidebook and create your own experiences.   (April 30, 2012)

Cati Crawford (Illinois) is studying in Madrid for the Spring 2012 semester.  Cati was inspired by our trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens and writes philosophically about her life’s garden.  (April 21, 2012)

Nik Tyak (Boston, Massachusetts) who is currently in Rome, Italy on a Fulbright research grant studying crop diversity, shares his expertise on bananas.  Thank you Nik for visiting Madrid for the weekend!  (April 21, 2012)

If you liked these, submit your own ¡Extran Hero! entry today!