By Arianna Cross
Oconee County Schools K-12
"My square exemplifies resilience through self-awareness. The mirror represents the ability to be able to reflect on previous actions or anything in general, even upcoming events. Self-reflection keeps my mind grounded and focused, enabling me to resist pressures and stay resilient. My grandfather is an example of personal resilience - he worked for Delta, starting at age 16, for 65 years and never missed a day of work. He persevered through challenges and made a name for himself. Environmental awareness groups have faced much backlash in the past and have had little support until recently, but now their support is growing thanks to Greta Thornberg."