In the fall of 2000, I became a high school student for the first time ever. By then, I would begin to wake up very early on a regular basis. Also, when I became a high school student more than 15 years ago, I met an exciting teacher for the first time. She would become one of the best teachers that I have ever had. Her name is Mrs. Anne Marie Birchok. She would teach me various things for the next seven years. We are still great friends, to this day. She was (and still is) a terrific teacher. She has inspired me to become the person that I am today.