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Nicole Manges
Nicole Manges

Nicole Manges is entering her senior year at Greenville Senior High School in Greenville, Ohio. After high school, she looks forward to lots of reading and writing in college, continuing her violin playing, and working long hours to pay off her student loans.

Throw Away The Ruler

I’ve spent too much time worrying about how to outshine my friend Lydia. I tend to use her as my measuring stick, a way to determine how well I do on tests, GPA, and projects. But what does it gain me? Turns out, the problem is not that I have someone like Lydia in my life; it is that I am using the wrong measuring stick.