Since my final years of attending West Aurora, their drive to increase the school's image and allow associates to re-confide in the system was intensely amplified. My school had its fair share of scandals but, West Aurora made sure to remind all students that the positives will always outweigh the negatives. Holding countless ceremonies to honor our veterans, those alumni that recently died in the Iraq war as well, creating a Wall of Alumni (including one alum that had been the art teacher for Walt Disney!), and holding several school-wide contests. One contest to design the new school crest had inspired me, to end the stereotypical Native American mascot image, so much that I sought out to win and had. West Aurora has been a wonderful institution for many years and it's commitment to its students and society will continue to be far-reaching.