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Throughout the year, we will highlight members of the graduating class of 2021. Toni Thompson shared a first-hand account of dealing with school, excelling at work, talking to teachers and making money.
Toni Thompson, Reporter
For the most part, the school year was more so a lesson than anything.
I was working my job and clocking in over 40 hours a week. When I got my job, I started to pick up everything fast. I was so good that they started training me in a manager's position.
The one thing I struggled with is school. I know I need to graduate. But from how I grew up, once I got a little taste of money, it was like I couldn't stop. I didn't want to stop because I was helping my mom out and giving her money. Not everyone’s mom can just up and get a job. Working made it challenging to do school, because I'm working all night and working hard. It would be one less thing that my mom would have to stress about.
So far, I have been grateful that my teachers have been there.
Sometimes, I don't think they truly understand my pain or what I'm going through. I don’t think they understand that it hurts to see my mother cry out for help, and I'm not able to help her. It doesn't mean I want teachers to show me sympathy. I just want them to understand.