The Principal actually let me help with fundraising ideas to upgrade the HVAC

I never felt it was right for students to freeze in the winter and they would even get mad when everybody wanted to keep wearing their coats

I didn’t come from a very wealthy family, so we were actually struggling for the most part. This made it difficult for me while I was in school. Typically my parents weren’t able to afford lunch for me and I didn’t want to starve so I tried to make my own way. I actually would mow lawns and do yard work for a certain amount of money and then I would invest my money to sell to other students in school. I would sell other students candy and school supplies. I actually got caught a few times doing this and I would be sent to the Principal’s office for this. I was just trying to make money so I wouldn’t starve and I was always given a hard time. I never really knew what the issue was, it’s not like I was hurting anybody. Because the teachers always gave me a hard time, I gave them a hard time in return. I told them that they better adjust the temperature control settings so that the students could be comfortable. People respected me because I was never afraid to stand up to all these teachers. I never felt it was right for students to freeze in the winter and they would even get mad when everybody wanted to keep wearing their coats. When it was hot, they were stingy about the cooling system as well which I thought was unacceptable. During some of my visits to the school Principal, I told the Principal that the school seriously needed an upgrade to the HVAC system. I was happy when the Principal agreed and had me help come up with an idea for fundraising.

 

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