At the beginning of the story Memo asked the students to please stand silently for the National Anthem. Philip writes in his diary about wanting to join the track team and about his problems about his english teacher. Miss Narwin writes to her sister about Philip.
Philip has exams soon and his mom and dad have been arguing alot. Phlip has been noticing a girl names Allison. He then describes the weather and then a magazine.
Philip is talking about how he gets good grades. Hee also talks about how he is good at track. He also talks about how he saw allison and how he liked her.
Mr. Stewart wrote the newspaper and Philips family sees it. Philips parents feel good that he is standing up for himself. People also think Philip is cool for Philip standing up for himself.
Philip was transferred to washington academy . When he gets in his homeroom Mrs. Rooney asks Philip to sing the national anthem. Philip said he did not know the words.