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Battling Glaucoma

Abby, Long Reach HS, Class of 2020

A new baby girl struggles with her eyesight, instilling fear in the hearts of many.

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Blessings in Disguise

Sheaneela, Long Reach HS, Class of 2020

From excitement to panic, the birth and subsequent complications of Sheaneela's new baby sister gave her a new outlook on life.

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The First Year of Aren’s New Life

Aren, Long Reach HS, Class of 2020

Rising above an early traumatic childhood, Aren shares many lessons learned on his journey to truly finding himself.

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The Burning of my House and my Fears

Ekta, Long Reach HS, Class of 2020

Near devastation and an understanding family allowed Ekta to learn to overcome fear.

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Losing my Grip

Diam, Long Reach HS, Class of 2020

Through music, Diam shares a story of taking control of a life that can be complicated and in disarray.

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Turn "I Wish" Into "I Will"

Caline, Long Reach HS, Class of 2020

At ten years old, moving from Lebanon to America without speaking English allowed Caline to reach deep and discover a personal drive that turned her wishes into reality.

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Of all the Stories I Could Tell...

Beth, Long Reach HS, Teacher

Though Beth has experienced moments of fascinating - and sometimes downright scary - stories, the one she tells is of a “blob” of high school freshmen.

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Memories are a Beautiful Gift

Ivanna, Long Reach HS, Class of 2020

Ivanna reflects back on her childhood visits to Puerto Rico to visit family and experience the culture and traditions that continue to shape her in America.