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My Parents’ Life Led Me to Teach

Rashmi Bury, ESOL Teacher - Patapsco MS

The struggle that Rashmi's parents endured moving to a new country with different cultures impassioned her to teach children with similar challenges.

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Living with Diabetes

Rachel, Wilde Lake HS, Class of 2020

A simple kindergarten check-up changed Rachel's life forever. Managing Type 1 Diabetes has resulted in greater self-discipline and tremendous persistance.

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The Truth About Us

Estefania, Long Reach HS, Class of 2020

Instead of believing the stereotypes found in the media, Estefania shares her beautiful stories and memories of her Mexican culture.

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A Painful Friendship

Tosin, Long Reach HS, Class of 2020

Tosin struggles with lifelong injury caused by somebody she liked very much.

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This I Believe

Amanda, Long Reach HS, Class of 2020

Amanda's faith led her from a very low time in her life to an incredible, life-altering mission trip with her church.

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Alana, Long Reach HS, Class of 2020

Struggling with her self image, Alana tells the story of a girl whose body displays the struggles of her past and present.

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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.