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March 2, 2016 Nerd, poindexter, brown-noser, teacher’s pet, brain. These were just a few names I got called in elementary school. I was a super fast reader and reading is half the battle at that level. Because I finished work early, got called on to read out loud and was put in special reading groups with older kids, I was labeled smart, which led to the nicknames above. It never bothered me, unlike other names I got called for being short. When I hit middle school, assignments became a little more challenging and I had to put in a lot more effort. By the time I hit high school and AP math and science, I realized there were a whole bunch of kids a lot smarter than me. I wanted so…


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