Hello, this is obviously my first post on the forum and I thought I would go ahead and introduce myself. I have never been published, actually I'm just getting into writing. Currently, I am a sophomore at my high school and most of my teachers commend me for most of my writing work. I really don't have many "trophies", as I suppose you could say, but I did once earn an all-expenses paid trip to Memphis, TN for writing an essay, and most of my peers that I went with made comments on it. Personally, I feel that my writing skills are not developed but my teachers have testified that I am a creative and articulate writer, but I really try not to be arrogant about it. I am open to criticism and I try to be attentive to other peoples' work and I like to treat others as I would like to be treated. And on that note, I would like to give a warm "Hello" to everyone here on the forum!