A year ago, if you had told me I would be writing articles voluntarily for a magazine, I would have laughed at your joke. I was told about this opportunity one morning when I was running late and in the front office getting a tardy slip frantically racing to second period (my normal morning routine). I didn't know what I was getting myself into and was surprised when I found out I would have to write an article once a month for fun. I have learned so much through this program and actually learned to really enjoy writing. I am involved in most aspects of student life: Cross country, swimming, track, Hope club, Latin club, class president, student foundation, mock trial, ambassador, ceramics and design, captain of the sailing team, you name it. Being involved like this enables me write about all the different things that happen in my tiny, but very lively, school.