Samantha Fernandez, 11

“The first thing that comes to mind for the hardest assignment I’ve had is the infamous APUSH research paper, not because of the content, just the mental barrier of getting it down. I was super proud of myself for turning it in early, but the collective struggle was definitely the hardest. I think the most important thing I got out of it was that I have a lot more downtime than I think. If I want to get something done, I definitely can.”