By Odessa Goldberg, age 12, California
“Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When the words, “What do you have to offer? Who’s ready?” echoed through the auditorium at Mill Valley Middle School and shots of people raising their hands filled the screen, one by one the students lounged on the floor of the gym with their eyes peeled to the screen began spontaneously raising their hands, committing themselves to offer their strengths to the world. Until the last credits faded on the screen the students and teachers alike were held in a breath stirring trance that prompted tears and smiles.