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Michael Hermosillo

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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:50 am | Updated: 11:02 am, Fri Apr 29, 2011.

Arizona. Nothing but desert. Most people call it a nightmare, I call it home. Arizona has this feeling of having a luxury of a big city but with a small town feel and that is why I love it here. The state has so much to offer, from the weather and culture to the great communities among the state, Arizona is a great place to live.

Since the day I was born I have always lived in Arizona and loving every minute of it. The perfect weather allows everyone here in the state to perform many activities such as, hiking, biking and fishing all year round. The great part of living in Arizona is that in our winters we can be enjoying a picnic in the park down in the city, and drive two hours to the north and go skiing in the snow. The weather here attracts people from all over the country bringing all kinds of diversity. Arizona is also a very cultural place to live, with all of the different festivals going on we are able to get a taste of each culture. By adding some different diversities and interesting cultures, Arizona brings together some of the most exciting communities.

Having said, the state has so much to offer, from our fantastic weather and culture to our great communities, Arizona is a great place to live. Many people from all over the country travel down here to get away from their negative degree weather or even just to experience something new. If it is just a vacation or even a short business trip, come visit Arizona because you will not be disappointed. My pride, my home, Arizona.

• Michael Hermosillo, sophomore, Higley High School, Gilbert

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