I live in Mesa and I’m proud to be an Arizonan because I was born here. This is my home, this is where I have been my entire life. I will never leave my home.
I love being an Arizonan because being an Arizonan means a lot to me and if I was not an Arizonan I think that I would not like myself at all. I would probably bug my aunt to take me to Arizona so I can be an Arizonan. That is what would happen if I was not an Arizonan. So all Arizonans should be proud to be who they are.
• Alexys Denney, 5th grade, Irving Elementary, Mesa