I am in my third year as a NiswongerCARE Advisor at Elizabethton High School. One of the things that inspires me as a NiswongerCARE advisor is to help and advocate for students who have a path similar to the one I had when I was their age and for those who may not have the support or encouragement to achieve above their expectations. When I was in high school, I did not score well on my ACT any of the three times I took it. My results stated that I would not make it in college or obtain a college degree. Long story short, I made it through college and I am now completing my Masters degree. I strive to tell all students they can accomplish anything they set their mind to, and it is not the end of the world if they fail. Grit and perseverance are two areas in my life that have helped me overcome obstacles. Never give up, you give up once, and you will give up on every obstacle for the rest of your life.