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88. Pretty and Dumb
Aria was always the pretty girl at school.
had voluminous, blonde, and curly hair. She was
and thin. Because she was pretty, her classmates
she was dumb. Aria was not the smartest
, but she wasn't the dumbest either. She wanted
prove people wrong by enrolling in Advanced Placement
Literature. On the first day of class, people
shocked to see her there. The teacher even
that she was in the wrong class. Aria
to show the teacher her class schedule.
assigned the students a passage to read and
. The teacher put them in groups of four.
's group just ignored Aria and analyzed the passage.
tried to talk, but they kept ignoring her
cutting her off. Being sick of the poor
, Aria finally yelled, "I'm trying to talk here!" "
wants to listen to you. What you have
say is probably dumb anyways," one of her
At the end of the class,
told the teacher she was dropping. Ms. Sanchez
, "Don't drop, because then you're proving them right.
them you're capable of using your brain. Share
thoughts out loud in class, and work on
As on your essays." Ms. Sanchez was right.
would never get rid of her "dumb" reputation
she dropped the class.