When I came to visit NMH for the first time, I watched a couple of soccer games. I noticed that the fans here were really polite and nice, not like the crazy fans I was used to. After one of the games, I went out on the field and started kicking a ball around, and a couple of players from the NMH team joined me. I don’t think kids from any other school would have done that. I realized this would be a place where I would be socially accepted, no matter who I was. That’s really important to me because I’ve always been a little bit different.
Last semester, I took geometry, physics, and Spanish. I loved my physics class. My teacher was Tabitha Lotze, who used to be a nuclear physicist for the Navy. Pretty impressive. I’m also looking forward to my biology class next year. I don’t like to think of myself as a science nerd, but I probably am.
Now that I’m a student here, I feel like I don’t have to worry about being different. We’ve got so many different kinds of kids—no matter who you are, you’re accepted. You don’t need to worry. Just be who you are.