To Ted Ward and my teachers and the rest of the faculty at Redwood Middle School, I want to thank you so much for having the patience and, most of all, the compassion to deal with me and the students like me.
For the last three years, I will always remember you, and especially Ted Ward for caring so much about our education.
Oh, and Vintage — my posse and I are coming your way for four years. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
And thanks to my loving grandparents for helping me with this letter.