In second grade, my family and I were displaced by Hurricane Katrina to Baton Rouge. Living in Baton Rouge allowed me to discover the uniqueness of New Orleans. I plan to go to college and graduate school out of state to gain a broader perspective on life and then return to start a family and contribute what I can to this city. I view education as the best way to prepare my peers and I on how to secure our city’s future. The diverse styles of education I have been exposed to has allowed me to approach problems and think creatively. Because I plan to settle in New Orleans as an adult, my education is very important in order to improve the city while preserving its rich culture.