One teacher who has mentored me is Mr. M. He taught me not only academics, but also how I could lead people to choose good things instead of bad. He really showed me that teachers are there for you whenever you need them. I would not only go to him with things from school, but things from home and outside his classroom. He was also my coach, who focused on us not only as a whole team but as individuals, too, which made the team great. He is such a great leader. He also showed me that it’s ok to not like something about myself, but that I have to embrace it because I can’t change it. I may make mistakes, but so does everyone else. No one is perfect and I have come to realize that I should love everything about myself. I just am really glad that Mr. M showed all this to me.

—Berlin High School