My few months in N.O.V.A. have taught me many important things that I didn’t know to help me through my life. I loved the lessons. The stories and games were so fun and funny; I adored them. The lessons also taught me to avoid bad things such as: drugs, violence, gangs, negative media, and more. These things I want to avoid because they will prevent me from progressing in my life, could put me in jail, and do not give my joy. I especially remember all the stuff about negative media; I need to avoid pornography, bad music, and bad internet sites. Someday I want to be a scientist. I need to be educated to do this and not be taking drugs or doing things that will get me kicked out of school. I value my family, my things, and my life. I will do the things N.O.V.A. has taught me so that I can follow my path to excellence.