Sydney Franz, Palo Alto High School, Stinson Beach, CA

When I went to visit Stinson Beach over the summer, I was amazed at the beauty that the beach held. The ripples in the water on the sand get bigger as they get closer to the shore. I feel like these ripples portray our knowledge in life and how, as we gain more knowledge, we get closer to discovering our identity. I am a middle ripple, on the path to becoming the real me.