Blend Out.

True Story.

A freshman student. Female. Very unpopular. Walks by a group of upperclassmen who by all appearances were within the “in crowd.” As she walked by, one of the popular students said something, and the rest of the group began to laugh and snicker.

The disfavored student stopped. Turned. And spoke up for herself.

I didn’t hear the entire conversation but I saw everything – almost in slow motion. By the time I made it to the scene to end this drama, I heard the freshman conclude – “Stop trying to blend in, blend out!”

Unknown to the young student, her wise words inspired me and totally changed the trajectory of my life.

Inside a Great School, everyone learns. Everyone.


Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.


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