At the end of my freshman year at Holy Name Central Catholic High School in Worcester, MA, I won a contest with The Worcester Telegram & Gazette and saw one of my editorial cartoons in the paper. It was thrilling! Later, as a sophomore, I was appointed the cartoonist for the school newspaper, The Napoleon (Don't ask, it was our mascot.) I held on to that post for the rest of my high school career. I loved sharing my ideas with my peers and seeing my work in print. The first two years were spent drawing editorial cartoons and making social commentary. My last year was spent telling the story of a senior named Wesley's quest for love.