I chose Animas because It seemed that it was a better option than any other school in Durango. In saying this, I might add that, being-project based, it was a much more inviting choice. Although I had a bad experience with project-based learning at mountain, for the first year, it was great, and that’s what I expected Animas to be. While I read up on what the best option may be, I also took into account where most my friends were going, I’m not going to lie. Obviously, that was Animas. It seemed like the best school in town, people were happy enough there, although nobody can expect high-schoolers to be 100% happy. As I kept trying to dig some dirt up on Animas the first few weeks I was there, I realized there was hardly any. I always knew that at other schools, there would be a few happy people, that would become the face of the school, and convince outsiders that everyone was happy when the opposite was true. While I continued to search for unhappy people and ask them why, I didn’t seem to find any. Finding a good and a bad side for Animas is unfair, because so far, there’s no contest.