Two teenage girls sit and eat lunch together at a school cafeteria. One is wearing a pink birthday hat shaped like a cake and laughing.

Loryann, center, 16, laughs with one of her best friends, Leah Gonzalez, 16, during lunch time. “At first, it was emotional when I had to move,” Loryann said. “Now it’s good. It’s better.” Yehyun Kim / ctmirror.org