Three years ago, I started mentoring with my best friend. She has helped me through so much. She makes me laugh every day, and she always has my back. We have done so much together. After two years, she graduated and went away to Norwich, Vermont, and even though she is not so far away, I’m still very sad she’s gone.

She always smiles at me when I am down and when she is down, I make her very happy.

—Canaan Memorial High School