Why are your friends important to you?
J.J. Abernathy, eighth-grader, West Junior High School
"Because they're fun to hang around and do crazy stuff with. They are always there to help me out."
Kali Howell, ninth-grader, South Junior High School
"You can talk to them and tell them secrets and stuff."
Levi Everson, sixth-grader, Wakarusa School
"So I have someone to talk to if I'm depressed or feeling lonely. They always cheer me up when I'm around them."
Erica Demby, seventh-grader, SJHS
"If I need something, they will be there to help me out, and they always have your back, even if you get into an argument."
Ariell Silmon, eighth-grader, WJHS
"They give me advice when I need it, and you can go out and do things with them."
Darrick Whitely, eighth-grader, SJHS
"They are nice and help me out when I have a problem. I can talk to them whenever I need to."
Morgan Mills, seventh-grader, Southwest Junior High School
"They can make me laugh and they get me out of trouble."
Kristina Van Anne seventh-grader, SWJHS
"Without friends I would have no one to hang out with, and I would be a loser."