Harry Wong
Oct 2017
Vol 14 No 3

Pomp and Circumstances
By Sarah Powley

In an American high school like mine, which is not so different from most, students come in all shapes and sizes with backgrounds so varied you are surprised they were raised in the same country, let alone the same community. They range widely in their abilities, their interests, their experiences, and their aspirations. Some have parental support so intense we call their mothers and fathers "helicopter parents"; others have no support at all. Some are from robust, supportive, intact families; others have survived dysfunction that boggles the mind - alcoholism, drug abuse, child abuse, divorce, and abandonment.

Some are rich; others, dirt poor. They may speak perfect English, bad English, or no English at all. They may have traveled the world or seen only the corners of Tippecanoe County. They are the sons and daughters of bankers, business owners, teachers, farmers, industrial workers, lawyers, tradesmen and women, city engineers and school janitors. They live in trailers, apartments, bungalows, farm houses, and mansions on the prairie. Some even live in cars....

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