0:00 Bars and tone, slate, black.
0:49 Students walking into a school. Girl says we are about to enter her world of poetry.
1:33 Girl shows someone her college applications, then meets with an advisor about them.
2:05 Girl returns to the poetry reading about struggling.
2:47 Childhood photos of girl. She talks about always want ing to be a teacher.
3:09 More poetry.
3:40 Girl talks about how they chose the prom king and queen at her school. It is based on raffle ticket sales.
4:19 School assembly. Superintendent reprimands students about poor standardized test scores.
5:23 More poetry.
5:47 Prom. King and Queen are selected. Our protagonist wins. Everyone dances.
7:35 More poetry about struggling. Deals with drugs and violence and suceeding in spite of obstacles.
8:19 Graduation. Teacher says the freshman class was over 400 studen ts and that they are graduating 88. The students are taught which side the tassel goes on. Ceremony with Pomp and Circumstance. Protagonist gives speech at the ceremony. People celebrate after the ceremony.
10:12 Girl talks about diversity and claims everyone has a unique talent.
10:46 Chicago Circle Center 70th and Halsted.
11:09 End of tape.