A Shrewsbury teacher is an educator who ensures I excel in class; a friend who stays up with me after I get altitude sickness during an expedition in Mont Blanc; and last but not least a mentor who tells me to “embrace my failures” and put my passions first. Because of the environment and network that Shrewsbury gave me, I was always encouraged to grow and become a better version of myself. Shrewsbury gave me friends who taught me how to hug more, study more, and love more. Being surrounded by such diversely talented people ultimately pushed me to discover my own varied facets. I learned to be a fighter, a question-asker, and most importantly a team player. To say that I am a Shrewsbury alum is absolutely and humbly an honour.