I lived in Baltimore for nine years. My mother and her mother and her mother before her grew up there. When walking in the Inner Harbor or visiting my parents’ friends in many neighborhoods, I never felt unsafe or like a stranger would hurt me. I also really worry that many of my friends and classmates will never see the museums and attractions that I have, believing instead the small portion of the city they see on the news. I feel like great examples of culture and educational enrichment have been taken from the students of Carroll County, things only shown in museums and art galleries, things you see by traveling to many new and different places. In the state of Maryland, a great deal of our most prominent educational and cultural enrichment opportunities reside in Baltimore including Fort McHenry, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the American Visionary Art Museum, the B&O Railroad Museum, the Maryland Science Center, Top of the World at Baltimore’s World Trade Center and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. And that’s just a few.