My childhood was spent living in Shasta Lake, so my elementary days were spent at Toyon Elementary. This school by far has left a lasting impression on me. This is where I first joined the GATE program, and had some of the best teachers. The teachers at this school, all of who I remember, were always very caring, and went out of their way for me. Even when I see them while visiting Shasta Lake/Redding, they remember me. This school is one of a kind.