Michael Trudgeon, Upland High School - 12th grade
Lemons can represent many things when it comes to California. They represent the hardworking people that made their living off of these yellow citrus fruits, and they happen to share the same color as one of California's most famous aspects, the sun. Like the people of California, no two lemons are exactly alike. They are united by some common characteristics, but each has their own little quirks. Lemons also represent the Californian spirit of not giving up. As the popular saying goes, "When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade". Californians love lemonade.
© 2009 Michael Trudgeon, Displayed with permission.