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Because GWP values the voice of St. Louis area youth, we host this platform for student sharing.  

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Amaya - 9th Grade (written during local GWP sponsored CampNaNoWriMo)

Middle school is a distressing time for all children.  

The word distressing relates to something that causes one anxiety or stress.  

Typically, when disusing the the topic of school, distressing is a commonly used word that in many ways can perfectly describe what you will experience.  

And no, the distress will not come from the work nor the teachers nor the constant getting up before the sun is even visible.  

This type of distress comes from the girls that you are surrounded by every second of the school day.

This becomes an everyday thing, just a part of of our routine.  

Usually it is quite unusual for someone to go out of their way to bring such distress to another person, or at least so I thought.

Typically, seeing someone in pain does not bring one joy or cheerfulness, but instead sorrow.

Behind her false smile was a thousand words of hatred meant to cause me distress, I hope it brought her pleasure.

Contact Information

Nancy Singer,
GWP Co-Director 
358 Marillac Hall 
1 University Blvd. 
StL, MO 63121 
singerna@umsl.edu 
Phone
(314) 516-5517 
Fax
(314) 516-5348  

Katie O'Daniels,
GWP Co-Director
302 Marillac Hall
1 University Blvd.
StL, MO 63121
odanielsk@umsl.edu
(314) 516-5578

                                                                                        
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