Reach for the stars

Alexis Mayhue

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May Ray Day
May 19, 2015

“What– am I supposed to be the bully here?”

Have you ever needed something that you couldn’t reach? That is the life of anyone under 5’4”.

That bottle of detergent on the top shelf? Yeah, you’ll just have to wait until a tall person walks by if you’re not particularly good at scaling shelves.

April 14 is Reach as high as you can day!

So if you’re tall, do a good thing and adopt a short person today. Be their helper and grab what they need.

“If I can’t reach it at the store then I don’t buy it.” Crystal Miller

Do them a favor and don’t talk directly over their head. And while you’re at it, try not to smash your elbow off their face while you’re walking through the halls.

If you’re in the high school then you know Ms. Trostle. I mean, it’s hard not to spot her– or should I say it is hard to spot her? She does kind of blend in with the students. A downside of being short. “I don’t mind being short– it’s really not that much of a hardship. The only time it can be a problem is if I can’t reach my TV to turn it off at the end of the day or if I can’t reach things on shelves. Usually I just wait for a tall (and hopefully nice) person to help me out.”

It seems like both of the Potter's struggle with heights.
Alexis Mayhue
It seems like both of the Potter’s struggle with heights.

But getting back on track– you don’t have to just physically reach for something.

Like the title says, you can reach for the stars. Go for the goals you’ve set in your mind and do your darnedest to make them happen.

Study for the SAT’s, fill out that college application, go one hundred and ten percent at practice– do whatever you have to.