By Chrissy the Hyphenated
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Here ya go, Integrity!
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While I was googling to double-check my memory (Texas got 4 seats), I came across this nifty map.
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And when I was looking through Site Bites to decide where to file the newbies, I saw this one and thought it was time to re-run it.
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I thought I had a good work ethic, but when we had a Japanese exchange student with us, I found out what a “hard worker” really looks like.
She was basically on a freebie year as far as academics went and, frankly, her Japanese school English teacher (a native Frenchman!) had done a better job teaching her to read than to write or speak English. So I was more than astonished to hear her fretting about her GRADES. In English.
I mean … she wasn’t in ESL “English as a Second Language”. She was taking a regular high school English course. SAT words. Shakespeare. This girl barely spoke conversational English and used her dictionary and sign language a LOT and I suspect just smiled and pretended even more.
So when I asked her why she was giving a single thought to her grades, she said, she didn’t want to shame her Rotary Club who had worked so hard and chosen her over all the others. Wow.