This is a picture of two eighth-grade students staring off into the distance. The students, similar to other students across the country, are preparing to embark on a new journey. This point in our lives is a time when we prepare to set off into the real world. Finishing the adventure of middle school and going into high school is a big step, and what we do now will affect the rest of our lives. Many students fear the future, but several confident ones face it head on.