As challenging as the pandemic has been for students across the country and world, they've shown a surprising amount of strength in persevering. Instead of succumbing to fear or helplessness, they've turned inward, reflected on their previous struggles, and applied those lessons to their new normal. But where does that strength come from? In the next installment of "Generation Resilient," we asked three students to share their answers with CNN Opinion. The views expressed in this commentary are solely their own.