Now that I've reached my senior year of high school, my school requires us to complete a graduation project that involves giving back to our community. All of my life I've been passionate about learning about stories and carrying them along to others who haven't heard it before because I think it's important. I think that it's crucial to keep someone's story alive and keep them in your heart. When thinking of what cause I wanted to support, I knew I wanted to do something that honors keeping stories alive. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children highlights the importance of remembering children that have disappeared. Sometimes all it takes is for one person to hear a story and realize they hold the key to helping a case get solved. That's why I chose NCMEC as my extremely worthy cause. And that's why I want to be an investigative journalist and help amplify voices that may not be heard otherwise. And I'm dedicated to my project: Always Remember Hope.