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MacKayla Diann Harbison

Hello! my name is MacKayla Diann Harbison. I'm in the 10th grade, and I have a twin sister some of you may know as MacKenna Harbison. Despite not looking alike, we are twins. Came from the same mother, had the same dad. I look more like my father's side of the family and MacKenna looks more like my mom's side of the family. I love school. I have always liked it since I was little mainly due to the fact that I could make friends, now I like it since I can do classes that actually interest me like Forensics and a whole bunch of other science classes. I am currently doing college courses through CEI so I can get my associate's degree by the time I graduate high school. It'll be pretty hard, and I know I won't have that much time for myself, but I know that if I do get my associate's degree, then I don't have to waste those 2 years of college that's exactly like high school. I never really thought about doing a newspaper class before, but it looked interesting so I decided to try and take it. I do like to listen to music in my free time. I grew up calming myself down with many different types of music, including rock. So now my ultimate way to sit and relax is by listening to music and drawing my feelings out. It's actually really relaxing to do when you are stressed about finals or school work in general. My dream job is working as a detective or something in the criminal justice system. I'm not really thinking about it right now as I am trying to get school done and then I'll stress about it sometime next year when I am a Junior. I just know that I would like to be somewhere working alongside people to try and find justice for these poor people who get murdered and forgotten about because the "case has gone cold." For this class, I don't really know what to write about, but I'm thinking about possibly interviewing the staff of our wonderful school to see what their favorite things about this school are, how they like it here, how difficult their job is, and etc. Or I might talk about potential problems that people don't like in the school and talk to the students about these problems to see how they may want to fix these issues. I think it would bring the trust rate between staff and students up if we do talk to both students and staff about different problems being faced every day. I also want to write about mental health and how it's very important to make sure you are pacing yourself with your work and keeping everything under control.

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Cheyanne Silver's painting 'Warm Blood' was inspired by her experience with a patient whose health continued to deteriorate. Silver uses her art as a way to process her own thoughts and emotions as a medical student.

Mental Burn-out

April 27, 2022
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