Writing, I've found, has been my most effective way to communicate. I've written a couple of editorials to my local newspaper, and always try to take advantage of the opportunity to express my thoughts on current issues. I believe the youth voice is a unique, powerful one that is often too easily dismissed. With an educated, well-worded opinion from my point of view, I hope to reach others my age and show others the value of the younger voice in our community. The Odyssey is the perfect way to achieve this.