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created Jul 5th, 03:40 by sachin bansod



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William Reese had not been inside Oak Hill High School for five years. When he graduated, William left Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to attend the University of Wisconsin. He was looking forward to seeing his old teachers, and he was sure they would be surprised about how successful he had become. William was not a model high school student. In fact, he was awful! His guidance counselor, Ms. Lewis, always told him that she couldn’t understand how someone as bright as he was could get such poor grades. William came very close to failing at least three of his subjects every marking period. He especially disliked math and science. After school on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, William would get into his old Honda Civic and drive to Cedar Street, where he worked the afternoon shift at Miltons Bookstore. This was his favorite place to be. He loved being surrounded by books, and when he wasnt helping customers, he would sit behind the counter and read as much as he could. During these afternoon shifts, William read some books that changed his life. One of his favorites was On the Road by Jack Kerouac. His reading inspired him to keep a journal, which he wrote in every day. When it was time to consider college, William spent many hours with Ms. Lewis thinking about his future. After reading his journals, Ms. Lewis suggested that perhaps William would be happiest at a college where he could study creative writing. The rest is history! William was one of the top students in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Wisconsin. During his junior year, one of his essays was accepted for publication in a national magazine, and soon after that, William received a call from an editor at Bound Brook Publishing who wanted to publish a collection of William’s short stories. As soon as the book was published, William sent a copy to Ms. Lewis thanking her for her support and advice. Now he was on his way back to visit Ms. Lewis and his other teachers, who were probably all asking the same question.  

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