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Honourable mention: 13-15 year olds

Esther Alex Elisabeth

Age 13

13-15 year olds

Starting high school can be nerve-racking, especially if you know nobody there and you are naturally shy like me. Meeting Elisabeth last year was the best thing that ever happened to me. So, here’s to Elisabeth, my classmate, friend and partner in crime. High school would never be the same without you.