Ryan Tufts, 12

“I have a couple good high school memories. Sophomore debates were a really great time for me because it was a period of personal growth. Before sophomore year, I was really lost and I didn’t have much passion. But after debates, I found out how to express myself and my values. It was a really formative time for who I am right now. Reading ‘A Tale Of Two Cities’ also coincides with that time; it’s one of my favorite books. Also, the daily conversation with friends is one of the most valuable parts of my high school experience. The people who you interact with truly shape your high school experience.”