I have enjoyed my time thus far working at Happy Valley High School. I am inspired by the students who come to school even though they have bigger things to worry about, like where they will sleep that night or if they will get dinner. Coming from a small town myself, I feel connected to these students in some way. As a NiswongerCARE advisor, I believe my upbringing helps me connect to the students and understand them better. I am humbled by the students who come in dealing with their own ordeals wanting to apply to Tennessee Promise or complete a college application. Unknowingly, these students challenge me to work harder. I am blessed to have the opportunity to be a CARE advisor.