There is a group at my school called peer leaders. You have to try out for it and it is kind of hard to get into. Peer leaders teach sixth graders about alcohol, drugs and other stuff. Last week, I tried out and I was the only one of my friends who did not get in.
Literally, the only one. This fall, my friends
will all go to school early to help the sixth graders get to their classes and
now that’s all they ever talk about. I try to forget about it, but it was
a big disappointment not to get in.
Dear Not a Peer Leader,
Ouch. I’m sorry this didn’t work out, but you’ll find lots
of other ways to shine, I promise. Think about which skills you want to develop
and which gifts you want to offer. Can you picture yourself on a debate team or
sports team or in Model U.N. or math club? If you like theater, you can act or
sing or dance or make costumes or build sets or be a stage manager. The school
newspaper also needs editors, reporters, and photographers. Opportunities
abound, and it may not be so terrible to get some extra sleep those first few
mornings and to get to school with lots of energy. Then instead of helping
younger kids, you can hang out with kids your own age. That has its plus side
too. For now, enjoy summer vacation!
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