Oakwood is a tight knit community where you will meet people from all walks of life and from all over the world. It’s a place where everyone lifts you up and encourages you to do better and to be better. They didn’t try to shield us from the horrors of the world. Instead, we were encouraged to get involved and use our voices to make change. We were taught at a young age that our voices matter. We were also taught compassion, in a world which often lacks it. At Oakwood, I was able to get not only a terrific education that more than prepared me for a rigorous college workload, but also explore my creative and athletic sides. Most importantly though, Oakwood is a place where you can do anything and truly be yourself.