A: Gerstell-ly, I have thought long and hard about the Gerstell leadership principles of perseverance in the face of adversity and the importance of striving to reach your full potential. Sentimentally, I have learned that we should optimally manage and fully appreciate the time that we have in high school: it goes all too fast as you unknowingly make the many lifetime memories that will be cherished forever. Though the COVID years were novel, take that unique opportunity to find a new way to succeed – academically and socially. I — like every freshman, sophomore, and junior – just wanted to be a senior. Now that I am graduating, I find myself wanting to go to one more class, play one more inning, and have one more conversation with my teachers, coaches, and classmates. I suppose that’s life!