Billy Gatske had to grow up surrounded by “normal” people. He had to create his own normal.
I round the door of sophomore Xania Kimberly Ward’s classroom and see that she is alone, silent, on her phone. In fact, as I glance around while walking toward her, the whole classroom is silent and on their phones.
Here are stories from three students at Oswego High School who are trying their hardest to make the best lives for themselves. They all hope that one day, all people—no matter what they identify as, or who they decide to be with in a relationship—will be accepted without criticism and without being put down by the people around them.
Students in Ms. Hands' 21st Century Journalism class asked students and faculty members of Oswego High School one question: What has been the happiest...