Vivian Laurence, Palo Alto High School, Stanford University

This photo conveys to me an inner strength that the woman holds deep inside of her. She encompasses my idea of a courageous and determined woman, one not afraid of life’s hardships or struggles. I feel inspired looking into her eyes. I imagine she is an old soul who has experienced much more than I have in my lifetime. I see a wisdom in her face that only comes from deep life experiences and I wish she would teach me about the world. I want to know her secrets.