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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.

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True Colors

Haley, Wilde Lake HS, Class of 2020

Haley found that through honest communication about her sexuality and open mindedness among her loved ones, she was able to let her true colors shine.

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My Journey to America

Alex, Wilde Lake HS, Class of 2020

Moving from Cameroon to America presented Alex with a frightening array of challenges as well as an abundance of tremendous friendships.