SOTA STORIES began with a single post and evolved into an ongoing series of personal portraits posted to social media to keep a school community engaged and interested during the extended periods when school was not in session. The successful series ran for three years. The stories shine a spotlight on the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts' most precious natural resource–and probably it’s most valuable marketing tool– the students, teachers, and artists-in-residence. Each story is unique and contributes to the bigger story. Some are old, forgotten stories and there are always new stories. Uncovering the facts and writing the stories is serendipitous for all: the writer, the reader, and the subject. Initially, many believe their story is run of the mill and not terribly interesting, but after coaxing the facts out of them, even they have to agree that what they are up to is pretty cool. See what you think.