Courtney Bradford, 13, is an eighth-grader at Boonsboro Middle School. Her poem in today's Pulse popped into her head the summer before seventh grade.
E. L. Syverson, 17, is a senior at North Hagerstown High School. She enjoys reading other people's poetry while she is plagued by writer's block.
Dacruz Norberto, 15, is a sophomore at Smithsburg High School. He plans a career in journalism and wants to report on important life issues such as drug and alcohol abuse.
Hannah Tussing, 15, is a home-schooler living in Hagerstown. She loves animals and is fascinated by relationships between people and their pets.