It was therapeutic; in a way, we were burning all the stress and troubles that we went through our junior year. I felt liberated, as if a weight from my shoulders was lifted. It was a peaceful night.
I know that high school is just high school. There’s a whole lot that I haven’t experienced in my life and there’s a whole world out there that I still need to explore.
I guess what I’m trying to say here is that every obstacle I go through will have its ups and downs, but no matter how minute or daunting this obstacle might be, I will always get through it.
— Irisha Banal