Growing up with America

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I never followed American politics closely, but around 12th grade, I realized that they’d been following me. I started this as a college essay and closed it off after I found my conclusion at Grant Park, Election Day 2008. And the biggest source of pride: I asked to hand this in for inauguration day at 11pm the night before. The editorial staff said they couldn’t promise anything, but when they read it, it went right to the front of the website :)

One of my favorite personal recollections, Growing up With America