Someone who has mentored me is my best friend. She is a kind and caring person. I can ask her for advice on anything and she always knows what to say. Whenever something is going on, she is there for me. I know that I can always count on her. I think everyone should have someone like this in their life.

I was really sad one time because I had lost a friendship with someone else. I was upset and discouraged, but she told me, “If the friendship is meant to be, then it will be.” She could relate to my feelings because she had recently gone through the same thing, and the advice she gave me really helped. She made me laugh and forget all about it. She always cheers me up when I’m feeling down.

Another value that makes her a good mentor is how she cares. She listens to what I have to say and tells me to do what I feel is right, to do what my heart thinks and not what others think. I know I can always be myself around her.

I think everyone needs someone that they can be themselves around and talk to for advice. I know that she will always be by my side for whatever obstacles I face. It is reassuring that I can trust someone and always know that she has my back. I want to thank her for being my best friend and empowering me.

—White Mountains Regional High School