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Dearest Insecurities

Lynn, Marriotts Ridge HS, Class of 2020

Breaking up can be so difficult. Especially when you are breaking up with an internal force that can easily overcome all that you are.

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Battling Anorexia

Molly, Marriotts Ridge HS, Class of 2020

I remember watching a movie about anorexia and thinking 'I wish I had that.' My little twelve year old mind wanted to have an 'attractive' body so badly that I actually wished for a mental illness. Unfortunately, by that point, the onset of one had already begun.

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The Way I Chose to Battle Hateful Prejudice

Azmeena, Marriotts Ridge HS, Class of 2020

Experiencing hateful prejudice and discrimination can stir up a broad spectrum of emotions - from sadness to anger and even helplessness.

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Design. Build. Test. Improve.

Ayesha, Marriotts Ridge HS, Class of 2020

The design process parallels the life challenges that Ayesha faces as she struggles with Palindromic Rheumatism.

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Words for the Wordless

Audrey, Marriotts Ridge HS, Class of 2020

Can a simple piece of literature have a profound impact on the makeup of who you are?

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My Dog Claire

Andrea, Marriotts Ridge HS, Class of 2020

It's so hard to lose somebody that you love and a member of your family. Even when that somebody is a four-legged furry friend.