Kate Marinkovich, Palo Alto High School, Baylands

I had never noticed the delicateness of the dandelion, and the stark contrast between the petite flower and the grand background. The dandelion is representative of how I feel growing up: something delicate and small in the grand scheme of things, however eventually I will evolve into someone who has a larger impact on the world, just as the dandelion will eventually blow away into all directions and join the grand scheme.