The Power of Friendship


Max Millar, Staff Writer

Everyone needs a friend. A major part of life is having people that can help and support us through trials. Richard D. Scott said, “True friendship is like the asphalt of life. It fills in the potholes and makes the journey smooth.” It’s also important to be one of those friends as well. Being friends allows people to help others as they are going through hard times.


Sophomore Annabelle Wagner had this to say about the power of friendship, “Let’s say that you’re walking, not really knowing where and you fall in a deep hole that you can’t get out of. You wait for a long time calling for help and eventually someone comes with a rope to help you. Once you get out of the hole, you see that the rope extends for miles and miles towards a beautiful paradise. That rope is friendship, good friends will not only help you get out of the hole, but will always be there for you when you trip into a hole once again.”


Christian Uhl, another sophomore at AHS said, “Throughout my life, and especially now in high school, I’ve had extremely tough times. I’ve found that good friends always get me through those times, they keep me grounded.”

Having a friend is one of the greatest blessings of being alive. There is a healing power associated with friendship that cannot be replicated or replaced. Freshman Claire Broadbent put it perfectly, “Friendship is pretty groovy.”