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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.