Throughout my journey at D-E, I have been taught the strong meaning of community. The fall of ninth grade I joined a club on campus, Teens Connecting Communities (TCC). When I joined TCC, I immediately had a moment of realization that many communities aren’t as fortunate as mine. I quickly devoted my high school experience to helping communities through implementing a tutoring program for Englewood’s younger public school students, organized an annual coat drive, collected books, coordinated a school supply drive in the spring, and wrapped and distributed holiday toys during December. I believe that coming from a community as fortunate as ours, it is vital to take time to give back to other communities not as fortunate. My love for the Dwight-Englewood community encourages me not only to help improve our community but communities around us.