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In 2021, BLHS student Koriauna Criswell undertook to collect statements from a student of each mentor teacher at the school. She published the entries on a blog, and repeated the process the following year. We include two of the submissions from 2022 below.

Sometimes, society views teachers simply as the people who teach students enough to get through school. However, I feel that the powerful impact of a teacher in a student’s life is underestimated. My mentor teacher, Tahnee Cook, is someone that I know as the person who helped to save my life. Two years ago, I lost one of my best friends to suicide. This sent me into depression and anxiety so deep and dark that there were times that I questioned if I could keep going.

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