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Why Me?

Dina Ackerman

I guess you really couldn’t chalk me up to be your typical teen back then, though maybe using today’s standards I would have been more accepted. I grew up very much an in-towner but with one major problem: Through no fault of my own I had a built-in, bad reputation.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Well, many schools don’t like when you come from an “interesting” home, so when it came time to apply to high school, in my innocence, I applied to all the “regular” schools along with all my friends, and went through the motions of going to interviews and sending in applications. As we all eagerly awaited our answers, we were already planning all the fun things we would do together in high school. But alas, that was not to be the case, as I was literally turned down from every school I had applied to. It was an awful and humiliating time in my life and I took these rejections very personally. Why me? I asked myself every day. I must be inferior.  

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