I was the typical high school kid who hid everything for fear of judgment. I met Ms. V my freshman year of high school, she helped me with many different transitions: my family, school, and life. She was, and still is, one of the people I feel comfortable opening up to and asking for help. Throughout high school I always felt lost, disappointed, and confused. I didn’t know who I was or who I wanted to be. Ms. V helped. She helped me figure out my family, and she helped me figure out myself. She always found a way to point me in the right direction: in a way, always knowing where I wanted to go. She gave me the push I was so afraid of. She taught me more than school ever could, she taught me about life. I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for her.