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Getting a second chance after cheating on a test

It was the end of the semester and time for the final exams. As a 9th grader, I wasn’t used to all the pressure. I didn’t want to disappoint anyone, so I had to find a way to pass science. I had to think of something, so I decided to make a little cheat sheet.

All week long, I studied really hard, and I almost thought I didn’t need it. But then, just in case, I put it in my pocket. When the exam came, I put the little cheat sheet under the desk. I didn’t even need it. But at the end of the exam, I put it in my pocket, and the supervisor saw me with it. He took my paper and told my teacher, the one who was my friend.

I felt so embarrassed.  “This could not be happening to me!” I thought I was in a nightmare and would wake up soon. I was sent to the office;  I had never been so scared. I was always a good student, and teachers always liked me, but after I saw the disappointment on my teacher’s face,  I wanted to cry and tell her I was sorry. She just sent me to the principal’s office. As I was sitting there, I was going through hell. I wanted to rewind time and thought, “What would my parents think?” I knew how to get out of trouble.” Act all innocent, cry.  I mean, you didn’t do any harm.” I thought it worked. The principal told me my teacher liked me a lot and gave me a second chance.

No one had ever done that for me besides my parents. I now truly see my teacher as my friend, but I wondered how I could ever get her to forgive me after what I had done. I have learned a lesson the hard way. Yet my teacher helped me, and so did the principal. He said that the record will only stay in high school.  They all helped me.  I didn’t know why, but then I guess they all believe in me and decided to give me a second chance.

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