MH: Mark was my classmate from elementary through high school. When we were small, others began to pick on and tease Mark. Back then, we didn’t use the word “bully” much, and if we did, we used it as a noun to describe a really rotten, mean-spirited person. We’d never heard it used as a verb – to “bully” someone. But there’s no doubt, Mark was bullied. He was picked on for nearly everything – the way he talked, the way he dressed, for being the smartest student in the class, for asking questions.Sadly, when our class of 25 or so left elementary school for a larger middle school, life for Mark didn’t get any better. Others continued their taunting and teasing, and as high school approached, his classmates were rude and disrespectful. But Mark stuck it out. He endured. And he graduated with the rest of us.
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