I joined cheerleading and that opened doors for me to meet new people. It helped me to be a more confident and outgoing person which in turn expanded my friend circle. My teachers have always encouraged me and influenced me to work my hardest in school, and I love that! Dakota has a great support system for anyone who feels alone, and I have found it very easy to build connections with teachers and faculty which help keep me grounded and set my goals high! Mr Plautz (my counselor) has constantly listened to my struggles and helped me stay on track in my academics. Dakota has given me the best high school experience I could ask for! I feel more than prepared to start the next chapter of schooling in my life.