Aaron Smith

“I definitely consider my life leading up to the beginning of my sophomore year in high school a downwards spiral approaching a point of no return. For some reason, I thought that no one cared about my well-being, and as a result had virtually no control over my emotions, and was as introverted as they come. Then I found out about about the miraculous existence that I am proud to call my Alma Mater, Tinicum Art and Science. Throughout the three years I attended high school there, I learned so many things that helped me become the person I am today. Through various forms of meditation, mindfulness practice, and trying to combine these two things to help me train Shim Gum Do (a Korean sword-fighting martial art), this wonderful institution not only helped show me how to truly control my emotions and use them productively, but also enabled me to realize that I have such a huge support system in my life, and that asking for help is more than okay. I don’t know what I would have done or where I would be now without the school, but I do know for sure that it has changed and bettered so many lives, and for that, I am forever grateful.”

Aaron Smith