By Claudine Chehova When I was in 7th grade, there was a 7th grade play. All of my friends used to think it was weird to be in the play but I was scared they would make fun of me. I told one of my friends and she laughed at me. I thought to myself, “Why should I care what they think?” So, I joined. I went to all the rehearsals and when I was in practice, I made so many new friends. When it was the night of the play, I was scared. I looked on the audience and I saw all of my friends cheering me on. After the show, I went and I spoke to them. They told me that they wished they have joined because it looked like I was having a lot of fun. I’m glad I made the decisions to join the play. Now, not only do I have my old friends, but I made some new friends.