By Imad Salha (12-B),
I've been a student for a while. Almost eighteen years now. I'm not trying to show oﬀ or boast, I'm not that victorious of a student. Frankly I gave up on myself more than once, but there was this force that prevented me from doing so, and it just took me back to the drawing board. What is that force? You wonder. HOPE is that force, whether it is from a smiley teacher or that dream I had of making my first million at the age of twenty-five. HOPE isn't a value like my grades or my obscurely increasing weight. You can't just measure hope, it’s always there, but it's your job to find it. It's your way of balancing the positive and the negative.