written by Debbie Williamson
Little Jen-Jen, is actually not so little anymore. Little Jen-Jen has actually just graduated from her second year of college. She has worked very hard to get where she is and she has a family that is so very proud of her.
“Little Jen-Jen,” said her best friend, Heather, from college, one day. “Why don’t we go out tonight?”
“That would be nice,” said Little Jen-Jen. “However, what about that exam tomorrow morning? I have studying to do.”
“So,” said Heather, a little disappointed. “You are going to spend all night studying.”
“Yes,” said Little Jen-Jen. “That is exactly what I am going to do. What about you? Aren’t you going to study?”
“Study,” said Heather. “I am sick of studying.”
“Suit yourself,” said Little Jen-Jen, pulling out her notebooks and her netbook computer.
“You are serious,” said Heather. “You are really going to study.”
“Heather,” said Little Jen-Jen. “I have worked really hard the past two years working my way through college. I am almost done and I want to get a good grade. If I end up going out tonight, I will never be ready for that exam tomorrow.”
Little Jen-Jen wanted her friend to study with her but at this point she decided not to mention it. Little Jen-Jen knew that Heather’s marks were no where near to where hers was.
Heather sat down with Little Jen-Jen and she pulled out her own notebook out of her backpack. Little Jen-Jen didn’t say a word because she did not want to discourage her friend. The two girls stayed up quite late that evening studying together. They both felt very confident that they would do good on the exam, however, either of them knew just how good they did.
Little Jen-Jen got an A+ on her exam and Heather came a close second with an A. Little Jen-Jen was very proud of her friend.
“Thank you,” said Heather, one day when they met up during the summer.
“Why are you thanking me?” asked Little Jen-Jen.
“Without you encouraging me to study for that exam a few weeks ago,” said Heather. “I would never have passed my course.”
“Well,” said Little Jen-Jen. “I am very proud of you.”
“And I am so very proud of you,” said Heather. “We are the graduating class of 2010.”
The two girls received their diplomas on graduation day with pride. They knew that the hard work they had put into their schooling had paid off.