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The name has now changed to West Middle School in Muscatine,Iowa

No other school compared to junior high. In grade school I was average and shy. But something special happened in the year I entered seventh grade. I lost my fear! It seemed I grew new wings that let me fly. No other school compared to junior high. New friends that could appreciate my ways I found in middle school. What happy days! I got straight A’s my first year, but I was A jokester too. It felt so cool because no other school compared to junior high. To “ordinary me” I said goodbye! A woman I was turning into. Bliss was mine with boyfriends and my first real kiss. I’d learned my worth and great new things to try. No other school compared to junior high! Written Feb. 7, 2016

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Date: 2/11/2016 1:00:00 PM
You have perfected the Quatern Andrea. I am still working on it. Love this glimpse in your past. Many congrats on your top notch win. Elaine
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Date: 2/11/2016 8:33:00 AM
I remained shy but found a new loves there at school. Math, Science and sewing.
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Date: 2/11/2016 4:44:00 AM
Congrats on ur awesome top place winning write Andrea.
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Date: 2/11/2016 3:08:00 AM
Congratulations on your win! Enjoyed reading this.
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Date: 2/10/2016 6:38:00 PM
You were a stellar student ..Congrats on your win!
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Date: 2/10/2016 4:40:00 PM
A delightful poem, although you shied away from revealing too many secrets! Congrats on this worthy win, Andrea. ~ paul
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Date: 2/10/2016 2:11:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats Andrea:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 2/10/2016 1:13:00 PM
Congratulations on your first place, Andrea! It's the kind of poetry I like to read. It's well-written and it makes one reminisce those Junior High days! Thank you for your comment. Enjoy your day. Best Wishes, Andrew.
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Date: 2/10/2016 8:22:00 AM
Andrea, Congratulations. LINDA
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Date: 2/10/2016 7:30:00 AM
Great write Andrea!
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Date: 2/8/2016 9:26:00 PM
I remember my school days and the dawn of interest in the opposite sex, My high school days were full of protests and other counter cultural activities. I think you have written an evocative poem here. Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 2/8/2016 8:02:00 PM
You take me to a place I've never been, and invite me to share this experience with you. Loved the innocence of this, as well as the cool thing you did you in stanza three. Using your refrain in a new and creative way.
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Date: 2/8/2016 3:09:00 PM
Nice memories, Andrea.
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Date: 2/8/2016 12:49:00 PM
very spirited verse just like you, andie... love the energy of your piece. yeahh!..huggs
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Date: 2/8/2016 6:41:00 AM
How wonderful it was for you!! This is what growing up is supposed to be like!! How time has flown by since then.
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Date: 2/8/2016 12:36:00 AM
High was great for me.... Poetry found me, and I found Nirvana...... Thanks for sharing this, Andrea..... Your works are lively!
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Date: 2/7/2016 11:19:00 PM
Lovely, sweet, nostalgic piece you have penned Andrea :), jill
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Date: 2/7/2016 6:29:00 PM
you were lucky...i found jr high boring but i think it's because i came from a catholic school into it and everything was so different! A time to flourish is jr high, seems that it happened for you! Nice write....hugs
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Date: 2/7/2016 5:04:00 PM
Great write for Judy's contest:-) good luck:-) hugs Jan xx
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