My name is Elaina Brenz. I live in Grand Blanc, Michigan, and I attend Powers Catholic High School. I enjoy reading, writing, and playing volleyball. I submitted my short story to this contest at the suggestion of one of my high school English teachers. I was very proud of my writing, and I am so honored to be recognized for all of my hard work. Thank you to NSHSS, my family, and all of the teachers at Powers for helping me achieve my dreams.