Great post from a person with many challenges and comes out a champion all the time. I Learn from her often and will continue. You are awesome Christina
Twenty years ago today, I graduated from high school. And, yes, that makes me feel old.
Graduating from Pembroke Academy was a big deal to me, for reasons that I gave in my very short valedictory speech, but also because I was the third generation of my family to graduate from PA – and the second to graduate with the highest GPA in the class. I did feel a lot of pride on that day… although, I admit, I also had the sense that, perhaps, I didn’t really deserve to be valedictorian. After all, I hadn’t even attended classes in the high school, instead, the public school teachers came to my home to teach me, due to my physical disability. It wasn’t that I didn’t think that I was intelligent – I have quite high self-esteem, so I knew that I was intelligent – but I felt bad that I…
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