("My school and tribe are so poor that we have to study from the same dang books our parents studied from.
Talking with Gordy for the first time
Listen Gordy, i know you are a genius and all. but you are one weird dude.
I'm quite aware of my differences. I wouldn't classify them as weird.
The School Dance
("Penelope and i were so happy to be alive, as so happy to be aliive TOGETHER, even if we were only a semi hot item and we danced to every single dance.
This scene is the start of Juniors journey to leave the reservation and go to a better school. He is so mad at using the same books as his parents and his tribe being poor he decides to go to a new school.
This is the first time that Junior makes a friend at his new school and really connects with someone. This makes him more open to meeting new people after and improves his mood in school.
Junior going to the dance is a huge boost for his self-esteem, while also making him connect with more people. Penelope and Roger finding out he is poor lets him feel even more safe in school after, being open with more people