Carolyn Zhang, 11

“Paper clips have changed my life. I can’t live without them. In Mock Trial, we have to give packets of papers to other people including the witnesses and the judges, and we can’t staple any papers together. We also have to get them back if we don’t want to kill any more trees. So paper clips are the perfect temporary solution that lets us keep everything together and not lose anything. Paper clips are the perfect organization tool that lets us stack papers together in perfect piles instead of looking like a slob, which gets us more performance points when the judges notice. Also, staples poke holes in paper. It has much more of a professional look to use paper clips to keep organized instead of staples.”