First Things First

[For young teens]

As Donna hurried down the hall looking for Room 122, she searched for familiar faces among the groups of students standing around talking. Already many of her friends were students at Miller High, and she thought she might see some of them.

Donna had spent her freshman year at a very small school where the students had lots of individual attention and the competition was keen. She had made good grades as always. But now it was exciting to be transferring to a large high school. A few days before, when she was registering at Miller High, the person in charge had warned that if she made any C's this first six weeks she would have to drop one subject. But Donna knew she was capable.

She found Room 122, and her new homeroom teacher said hello in a friendly way. In a few minutes when the 8.25 warning bell rang, complete bedlam reigned in the halls while students sprinted for their destinations. By 8.30 everyone was in his homeroom, and a new school day was officially started.

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Humility Lets Us Listen
September 7, 1968

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