Find Your Anchor


My painting “Recovering” is about my anchor. Last year after coming back to school and getting involved with several school activities, I had some problems with mental health- overthinking stuff, getting pressured, not maging my time wisely- so I had to find a way to go back and make an anchor. As I was working on this art piece, I thought about what my anchor is and how I use it. Since I thought that I needed to focus and concentrate on my studying and academics, I chose studying as my anchor and started using my schoolwork to help me refocus and give myself a sense of accomplishment.


With this piece, my goal was to show a runner escaping a cluster of chaotic things. Running has been my “anchor” over the past few months, so I decided to have the person running away from the sort of nonsensical, disorganized madness that, without an anchor, can really leave people detached from what matters. I painted the runner fairly small because it allowed the overwhelmingness of all of the stuff behind it to show through, while also setting them in front of the objects to give the idea of an escape. I also used night and day to represent the more chaotic aspects of the right side of the painting and the calm of the left.

Finish Strong

A guy is struggling with grades and mental health gets offered to run for the track team and enjoys it, ultimately finding his anchor.

Two sides to every story

This video shows two students who are going through tough experiences that they can’t handle on their own. When they meet each other everything calms and they use each other as their “anchor.” We thought that we could help encourage others to find someone who can help them.

My Anchor is Hope

Many feel that there is no hope in the future, and that they can’t find an anchor for themselves. I just want to share that there is a hope, and many might find my source of hope unexpected, but I know it’s true.

Go Find Your Anchor

We focused the short song around the topic of “Finding Your Anchor” and through all the complications and hardships, we got it done. This is our product, imperfections and all.


Whenever I feel down or lonely, I find comfort in my friends. I like feeling the comfort that I get when I am surrounded with familiar faces. That is why in this animation, I created the image of me being happy while being surrounded by my friends.


My entry is about my friends and how I enjoy hanging out with them. My submission relates back to the required content because my video shows my anchor.

The Feeling of Finding Your Anchor

My submission shows what life is like when you find yourself living in the moment instead of worrying about the before and after, your purpose, and the little things that keep you going. Imagine having scenes of your life play back right in front of you, and you suddenly reminisce all that is good. All the amazing things you have experienced and can look forward to. It also shows it is okay not to have a dream, and you can just aspire to be happy and have fun.

Future of boxing

My submission is a short video mainly about boxing and why it anchors me in so many ways. I talked about why I love the sport of boxing a lot.