These are the stories of three students who lost something of importance to them. After going through either panic or instant resignation to their lost item’s fate, they have now accepted their losses.
At 2 a.m., most high school students are still sleeping, but for senior Megan Korhorn, this is the time when she wakes up to finish her homework.
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.