Freshman Seminar

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It started out as required community service. Fifty hours of required community service for four years. The odd times I helped out in my school’s pre-K led to an opportunity to volunteer in the after-school program for kids every weekday, and that became my plan for almost every day of my high school career. In my first year of high school, I took a mandatory course called Freshman Seminar. Truthfully, I don’t remember much of it except for one moment sometime in December. That day, my teacher told the class about a mom of five kids who attended our school and had suddenly died from an aneurysm. My school is small, but I didn’t recognize the name. I thought this news was sad but didn’t consider dwelling on it. In the next few days of the

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