I finished. I spent 3 years of my life attempting to make up for 1 year that I blew off. I took summer courses and extra courses—ten at a time, on occasion—and I never have to deal with it again. I was only in the public school system for 3 years, but no one can claim to have worked harder than myself. I’ve been recognized for doing significantly more than what is required me. I’ve landed lead roles in multiple productions and in the process won my school’s award for best actor. I’ve competed in multiple national competitions. I’ve worked different jobs over the course of my high school years while also volunteering at my church. I was the president of a club for a time. I’ve made life-long friends with incredibly talented and wonderful individuals, and had a good relationship with nearly all of my teachers. And I finished. Forgive me if I am too proud of myself.