High school valedictorian Erica Goldson explains the secret of her success:
I have successfully shown that I was the best slave. I did what I was told to the extreme. While others sat in class and doodled to later become great artists, I sat in class to take notes and become a great test-taker. While others would come to class without their homework done because they were reading about an interest of theirs, I never missed an assignment. While others were creating music and writing lyrics, I decided to do extra credit, even though I never needed it.
This is from her valedictory address to her fellow graduates; you can read the entire speech on her blog.
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