One day I see a pregnant student while walking to the lunchroom and it reminds me of my hero, Mya Jackson. Mya is a sixteen year old mother who has been for two years. Many teen mothers die during birth. This is caused by how small they are. They can also die because too much pain. As I think about this, I am put into a flashback.
I was at McDonalds one day and I was sitting alone. I saw Mya standing with her food and her son Kody. I said, "No one else is with me, so you can sit here if you want.", She sat down with her son Kody and we started talking about Kody and how he was almost two years old, and she said she was fourteen when she gave birth.
After that day we became close friends. We were closer than two peas in a pod. I took her to places like movie theaters and food places. One day we went to the mall and I asked if she would possibly go on a full date with me. She said yes but we broke up a week or two later. We were still friends though.
One day we were at the park talking about school and I asked her "how are your grades?" and she stated that she still passed all her classes with A's but still had time to take care of Kody. We started to share secrets and tell stories of our childhood. Then the next day her best friend was in a car accident and died. She didn't take it well so I got Kody to run up and hug her. She got cheered up pretty fast after that.
Now when I think about it I know nothing can stop me from getting good grades. I will share this story to kids who have trouble in school. I learned that nothing is an excuse to get bad grades. You should always try your best and hardest, no matter what. Everyone should get good grades.
Submitted by Austen
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