Once again I’d like to direct your attention to the homepage of Marquise McGraw, one of my fellow shock troops in the afterschool program. He’s added a little more to his site recently. Marquise’s eloquence constantly amazes me, especially in comparison to the unfocused, poorly educated people who surround him in his community. He is unafraid of using a confident “I” as he writes about his life; it reminds me of my own writing from high school. I hope Marquise will continue writing as well as following his dreams of pursuing a higher-level math education; it would be a shame if he didn’t make use of his gift for clear prose and vivid imagery.