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Back to school?

Thursday – Bossier City, Louisiana (10:30 p.m.) — I might get to finish school!

My cousin Kristy talked to her old college friend today, a man named Jeff. His mother lives only about an hour away from where we are now, and she offered us a place to park the new camper my dad bought for us. There was a camper lot across from the hotel. Dad bought one of the last two. It’s small, but I think it’s nice. It’s like being a gypsy and living in a dollhouse.

Kristy mentioned how I don’t have a school anymore, and Jeff’s mother offered to talk to her friend, a member of this school’s board of directors. It’s called LSMSA, the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. It’s only for juniors and seniors, and you have to live in a dorm. I’m nervous about that because I can’t sleep at all around other people, but it’s worth it — to finish school!

Tomorrow, I have to go to the school for an interview. I need to wear something nice, but I don’t know if I have anything pretty enough to make a good impression. All my nice clothes were things we had to leave at home. God, I hope I get in. I really want to finish school. It’s a very good school, too. The curriculum is “challenging.” I hope if I do get in, I’ll do well there.

I might get to finish school! I’m so excited! I can’t believe it!

I’m going to bed. I can’t wait to thank Jeff’s mom. I hope I get in. Dad says it’d be very good for everything that I get in to this school. He wants me to go there so badly. I don’t want to let anyone down. I’m nervous.

I guess I’ll just have to see how tomorrow goes.

Samantha Perez is a Reporter for Youth Journalism International. Josh Gales is a Photographer for Youth Journalism International.

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