Let me start with "C's get degrees". On the other hand, there's Dhara Patel in Plant City, FL

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On the heels of that middle school in Connecticut that wants to give honor students a hearty nothing for their achievements, here's a student worth cheering for loudly. Dhara worked here tail off. Took AP classes, classes at the local JC, and according to her teachers, a really good guy, too. Good for her.