Dylan Hamilton, 15, Pope High School
“I started smoking marijuana two years ago. I was skipping a lot of school, hanging with the wrong crowd, living the wrong life. This coming year, I just want to be clean and able to relax and do my best in school so I can start preparing for college. I’m a grade behind where I should be and I’m trying to make that up now.
“There were some wasted years, for sure. For me to reach this resolution, I just need to do what the judge says. I know she wants what’s best for us. And when I have more freedom again, I need to stay away from people who help me make bad decisions and get around people who will help me make good ones.
“That’s going to be hard because there are some close relationships that I’ve had to abandon. But if I do that, I think I’ll meet my goals.”
Tomorrow, Meet Rachel