I remember a member of our school administration say that he had never seen so many bad and crazy kids in one class in his entire life. We were known as the class full of kids going no where in life. From Grade school on, we were know as hard to handle academically stupid and just plain bad group. Through this I have learned that it has brought strength and resilience to a group of misfits. To all the people who told us we were never going to make; please EAT OUR DUST. To the Teachers that wrote a letter to the news paper about how disgusting we were; I hope you remember us.
If I may just shine a light on some of the people that the class of 2003 has brought to the world. I want show all that never believe and thought we were off or slow. We can make something of what we are. We can have dreams and hopes. We can get some where.
I remember being in English class when I was talking with a fellow student, where our conversation went to my religion and he said, "Sometimes I think you could come off sounding like a bitch" From my end I didn't take offence (mostly because my name was often confused with that word]. But an onlooking classmate did not think it proper to ever call me that. The on looker was Court McGee. After the boy had said his peace to me Court decided to act apon his judgment of the situation, he went a head in trying to turn the boy over in his desk. Well Shannon Koon steped in and stopped him in the end. But that is how I remembered him, alway standing up and fighting for it. As many might say that is a short fall in someone, Court as made it a foundation. His story is inspiring and great. He took what he had and made it to the top. The top of the UFC. He is a fighter and a hero in my eyes. And not to for get part of 2003.
My next Fav. never stops dreaming and probably one day will be a living legend. He can skate, play music, write music and tattoo, he even once tried to teach me to play the drums ( ya I can't do that very well). Looking at him you might think "Ya that guy looks like an asshole" but I am here to say, Looks aren't everything. Here's to you Johnny B. I don't think I ever remember hearing Johnny ever say anything bad about any one. He always excepted people for who they were. I even remember telling him once that I would give my voice for a boy and he didn't make fun of me. ( I was such a nerd.) He never thought he couldn't be a rock star and look at him now. Johnny now rocks it on tour with his band Get Scared and melts hearts along the way. So hold those old Set Point T-shirts close cause your holing a part of History from Johnny B Class of 2003.
My next entry of Marianne's personal 2003 hall of fame is my friend Ben. You may not have heard of him yet but you will. I have never heard so many holiday's gone wrong stories in my life, but Ben's awkward moments and silly comments are what has brought him to the great Carthel Project he is today. We as a group were never part of the in crowd. We were the kids always shooting at invisibles stars that we new were out there somewhere. From Shorts in High school to Film Production Manager now he has one of the most amazing transplantations and track records I know about. Ben is a person that I look up too because you just talk to him for one minuet and you know this guys going somewhere. Ben you are a inspiration to me. Thanks.
Lets face it what people say and the way people treat us molds us into the people we become. But, we are the ones that choose how it will change us. I will never stop hearing that I can't be a writer or a collage grad because if my dyslexia.(but it is why I mad so many typo's I didn't run it through my proof reader, don't judge Cheryl) But I will be published and I will make it through school. To all the teachers that put me in the hall because I was a little bit harder to teach; I hope you injoy my book. To all the people that think I couldn't make it; I will make sure I stop by the gap and say hi while your working.
For 2003 we may have been hard. The the best kind of greatness comes from crazy. Thank you to all who made it out of that school alive you are my inspiration. I Believe in Fairytale.