I live in the small town of Yuma, Arizona

I live in the small town of Yuma, Arizona. Yuma is where I was born and raised. I have a mother who raised my four siblings and me. Living with one parent was very tough, but my mother couldn’t have picked a better place for us to call home. Yuma is a very hot desert, located on the very left hand bottom tip of Arizona. It is very hot here but it has its good sides, like the Colorado River, and beautiful desert sunsets, and the people are very friendly. People from all over the country have passed through here. Even a few months ago, President Bush was here to see our borders, in regards to the border issues.

The Colorado River is one of my favorite spots to be at during the hot summer. Families all go to swim and picnic. It’s the best way to cool off, plus it’s free. I have many wonderful memories being there with my friends.

The sunsets in Yuma are very beautiful as well. If you live in the Foothills, you’ll get the best view. Either way when you see the sun rising from the mountains and its rays beaming through the clouds, it astounds you. Many people pass through Yuma and never get to experience the wonderful historic sites as the Territorial Prison, which was built in the late 1800’s or the Colorado River Crossing, which is an old bridge people used to pass the river to get to California during the Gold Rush era.

There are many wonderful things about Yuma, but the best aspect of all is that the people here are great. I have lived here all of my life and would never think of raising my children anywhere but here. In Yuma, I feel safe and comfortable. That is why I would like to continue my schooling here so that I can become a respected community member of my hometown. Therefore, those future children can look up to me as I have done to so many who live here in Yuma, Arizona.