Christopher Desio – American Fork High 2018

In 2016 I lived in Louisiana. School had started and it felt nice to be back in school. A few days later it started raining and it wouldn’t stop for 3 days. 90% of my city had been flooded. My school was trashed and so many of my friends had nowhere to go. My...

Aubriesha Newbold, American Fork HS, 2018 Awardee

The sound of my morning alarm awakes me. I refuse to go back to reality. I sleep in a little longer. The alarm goes off again. I look at the time, 6:20 am. I sigh, and force my dead body to resurrect from the coffin I call ‘my bed’. Before I shut my front door I take...

Abby Lowry, W Jordan HS, 2018

January 21st, 2006 was an extremely important day for me. That was the day I found out I am dyslexic, and started a never-ending fight. In the first grade I received an IEP (individualized education program, a written statement for a child with a learning disability...