I had the delightful honor of being selected by my alma mater, Oshkosh West High School, to receive their Distinguished Alumni Award for 2022. The whole school voted and designated me as their role model. As an author for teens and youth, I don’t take that lightly: I often say that it is one thing to gain the trust of adults, but another thing entirely to gain the trust of teens and youth. Want to watch my speech? You can be inspired, too. My talk is essentially is a mini-Moth story of inspiring them to stay true to that inner voice, to stoke that inner fire, especially in hardship. Enjoy.