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Birth of a Legend

July 14, 2012

Festus is going to EARTH University!  I got an email today that he was awarded a full four-year scholarship.  They’ll also give him a stipend and pay his travel.

I was alone in the dining area at the training center and screamed, knocking the table.  I leapt out of my chair and ran to the office, hugging Jason and Sam before they even knew what was happening.  “Festus is going!” I gasped, my hands shaking.  “EARTH University accepted Festus!”

I read and reread the letter.  It was really happening.

I immediately called him but his phone was off.  There is no way he knows because he would have called me immediately.  He won the lottery and he doesn’t even know yet!  I’m more excited than I was when I got into college.  Scratch that.  I’m more excited that I’ve been possibly ever before.  Dreams really do come true.  Good things really do happen for good people.

Festus is a hero.  He refused to accept that the way things are is the way they have to be.  He will give hope to everyone who comes after.  He will become a legend at Central High where most students can’t even afford to attend the local community college.

I can’t wait to break the news.

One Comment leave one →
  1. blondie permalink
    August 23, 2012 1:57 pm

    That is so wonderful! Congratulations to him! He will be a big part of leading the way for others!

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