Mansour Lam (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

Mansour Lam (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

High school can be stressful and chaotic, as students navigate academics, friendships and impending adulthood. These students’ experiences would keep most of us down, some of us out. Instead their heartache propelled them to a future worthy of their struggles.

‘Efron’ Genet  “I’m angry that he died before he saw me succeed.”

Colt Brock   “There are a few people who actually do know how we feel.”

Imani Johnson  “You can hold the gun, but your thoughts pull the trigger.”

Mansour Lam “The things I can’t change, I can’t change. There’s no point weeping over it.”