Lydia McAllister is a graduating senior at Joplin High School in Joplin, Missouri. She writes for the school newspaper, The Spyglass, plays soccer, is an officer with the National Honor Society and was a member of the school’s state champion Constitution Team. In the fall, she plans to attend the University of Missouri to study journalism.
On the one year anniversary of the tornado, Lydia talks to Fredricka Whitfield.
Read about her reflections on CNN's School of Thought blog.