My science teacher has helped me see the potential in myself and figure out what to be.

Growing up, I was a very doubtful kid, but I knew I wanted to do something in the medical field. Ninth grade biology was the first class I had with my science teacher, and he saw a potential in me for science. He would say “good job” when I got 100 percent on a test or quiz, and he made me feel less doubtful. He was a great teacher. He made me want to know more. Later, he asked me to be his lab assistant. I could learn to do science with him. My teacher has shown me the light in science and given me the opportunity to do something every day in that field. I have no doubt now that I will be in the science field, thanks to my teacher.

—Lin-Wood High School