By Samantha Watson
It is amazing how a reusable water bottle can capture the essence of a generation.
We squeeze in sips between the bells, rushing to class with our canteens at our fingertips like a baton held in the last leg of a relay race.
We slide into our desks, just barely making the clock, and place our tools for the next 50 minutes of class on the table top in front of us: pencil, notebook, and water bottle.
During a lesson, you can look across the room and tell exactly who is who by the bottle in front of them. The sporty kids always go for the large insulated jugs, allowing them to spray directly into their mouths. (Hydration is key on the field). The brainy and artsy kids always have intellectual quotes plastered on or have stickers from books and TV shows you’ve never heard of but to them is some huge inside joke. Some carry a bottle with the name of their brother’s university proudly printed across the front, or a sticker promoting a student band.
(Samantha Watson is a rising senior at Monument Mountain Regional High School.)
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