Every time I photograph a high school boy I can’t help but think of what it will be like when my own sons grow up and are seniors. It’s hard to believe how fast time is flying already and with the number of high school kids I see each and every year it is a constant reminder that all too soon my boys will be graduating. As hard as it is to think about, when I photograph kids like Mitchell I’m filled with hope that maybe it won’t be so bad after all! Mitchell, a Hill-Murray High School senior, is not only incredibly smart but he’s also an all-star soccer player (his club team just recently won the State Championship and went on to win the National Surf Cup Championship PLUS he’s the captain of his high school soccer team). Additionally, Mitchell is a Student Council Representative, Link Leader, CARE Representative, and he volunteers regularly with various student groups. The best part is that Mitchell didn’t utter a word about any of this. It wasn’t until I started prying him about how he spends his time that I started getting some of these details. He was so vague and so unassuming about his accomplishments and that alone was impressive. When I chatted with his mom I wasn’t surprised at all to hear that they have college recruiters from around the country knocking at his door. Congratulations on all the things coming your way, Mitchell…you definitely deserve it!