One of the great things about being a faculty or staff member at a unit school like Cape Henry Collegiate is the chance for the community to watch students grow and thrive over the years. I was quickly reminded of this privilege when I sat down with Tomas Mariano to interview him for his senior feature. Tomas arrived to Cape Henry in grade 6, and I had the opportunity to teach him in both the 7th and 8th grades. I remember a shy, somewhat cautious young man who sat in the back of my classroom (often skillfully balancing his chair on its two hind legs). Fast forward several years to our interview, and the confident, graduating senior who sat across from me discussed his impressive plans for the future, was eagerly anticipating new opportunities, and reflected on time well-spent at CHC.