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Smiling faces

Gleaming eyes

Days full of science surprise

The leaders of tomorrow

And scientists of today


They stun me


I’m amazed, impressed

In every way


5 years and counting

50 hours and still

I couldn’t imagine

No longer being



It’s my baby

My love

What I will protect


Now as I stand here

In a quiet moment

Writing down my thoughts

At work

after my upgraded, successful 5th year


I realize how much it all means


I know I’ve loved

I’ve cared since day one


Afterall, I was once

In their shoes


But finally, for a moment

I let it all sink in,


These blue stars on my name badge

hold a different meaning


The memories I’ve made

Will be here for the long run

I can only hope that someone

Will come along

And know


This science fair is home

Elena is a current class of 2017 junior and returning member to the ARS Polaris Press. After taking a period of absence during the newspaper’s second year, she is now back and ready to investigate new news stories. She is a food enthusiast with a passion for running, even though she’s asked herself “why” as she arrives to school for 7am cross country practice. She enjoys seeing the world and often trips over her surroundings in the process. Ever since she nearly fell into a trash can, she’s learned to that the key to life is: Be vigilant, be safe, and always step with one foot at a time.

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