By Caroline Cook

 Caroline is a 10-year-old student at Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood, NJ.  When Caroline gets older, she hopes to be a scientist or a veterinarian. Her advice for writers and artists young and old:  Mistakes are not always the end.  They are the bloom of new ideas.


Rutu Patel

Rutu Patel is a 17-year-old senior at Eastern High School. She hopes to graduate with honors. Rutu is very active with numerous extracurricular activities, but her favorite is art. she has always had a passion for art, and in her middle school, won the title of "best artist". Her work has been published in the Voorhees Township calendar, and has appeared as the cover of her school's yearbook. She won the cover of Teen magazine in 2015, and currently teaches art to elementary shool-aged students. She also enjoys music, dance, and spending time with her family.