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Jun 15

Confidence, by Len Wes - Student

Posted on June 15, 2022 at 11:18 AM by Stephen Prestesater


I’m working on building confidence 

to go out and reach for what I want. 

The ability to not give-up and  

let something small in one-day, 

 or many small things in a week 

bring me down and not reach 

my end goal, no matter what obstacles 

take place. I set goals and work 

through problems. I don’t always  

win but never stop trying. 

Bad happens but good too. 

I believe in myself. Life will be better.  

Be kind to one another. 

Len Wes – student 

Jun 15

Never Give Up, by Aven Morgan

Posted on June 15, 2022 at 11:17 AM by Stephen Prestesater

Never Give Up 

I have lots of flaws and 

am working on trying to be confident 

because I am really quiet. This  

my journey to be more confident  

and less fearful around others.  

All need to be kind to end 

gun violence and bullying.  

Aven Morgan  

Jun 08

Know Thyself*, by Marc Livanos - Poet Laureate

Posted on June 8, 2022 at 4:08 PM by Stephen Prestesater

Know Thyself* 

Having evolved before  

materialism was an idea,  

happiness must necessarily exist  

in the behavioral patterns of my mind.  


Happiness is not dependent  

on cravings that come and go;  

fleeting emotions like joy or dejection; or 

outside influencers promising validation. 

I am unmoved by their disputes. 


Peace reigns when I think for myself 

and accept my feelings for what they are. 

Knowing the truth about myself is what matters  

It’s not what I feel. It’s what I know.  

*Temple of Apollo   

Marc Livanos – Milton’s Poet Laureate