Maddie Aitken Montclair, New Jersey The Gunnery

What is your proudest journalism achievement at cherubs?

Writing my trend story about the rise of teen mental illness — something I feel extremely passionately about — and bringing attention to the issue of the 'troubled teen' industry's wilderness therapy programs.

What is your proudest personal achievement at cherubs?

Gaining confidence through interviewing strangers in person and over the phone.