Look. Joann’s father is not only on the Board, he owns the only store in town: we could say it was a close tie and...
I refuse to do it! I don’t care who her father is, her grades don’t even begin to compare to Martha’s. I won’t lie or falsify records. Martha has a straight A's-plus average and you know it.
Meanwhile at the hall way
I stood there speeachless and shocked by all the things they were saying about me. Am I really going to loose my only chance of getting a scholarship and my sacrifices for the past 8 years?
The next day
I’ll speak to my grandfather about it, sir, and let you know tomorrow.
Martha, there’s been a change in policythis year regarding the scholarship jacket. As you know,it has always been free. This year the Board has decided to charge fifteen dollars, which still won’t cover the complete cost of the jacket.So if you are unable to pay the fifteen dollars for the jacket it will be given to the next one in line.
Back home Martha gathers courage to speak with her grandfather.
What does a scholarship jacket mean? Then if you pay for it, Marta, it’s not a scholarship jacket, is it? Tell your principal I will not pay the fifteen dollars.
“Grandpa, I have a big favor to ask you... Grandpa, this year the principal said the scholarship jacket is not going to be free. It’s going to cost fifteen dollars, and I have to take the money in tomorrow, otherwise it’llbe given to someone else. “It means you’ve earned it by having the highest grades for eight years and that’s why they’re giving it to you.
Back at the principals office
He said to tell you he won’t pay the fifteen dollars. I know,sir, but he said if I had to pay for it, then it wouldn’t bea scholarship jacket. I guess you’ll just have to give it to Joann.
An unexpected resolution
Martha...wait. Okay. We’ll make an exception in your case. I’ll tell the Board, you’ll get your jacket.
What did your grandfather say? Why?, Your grandfather has the money. He owns a two-hundred acre ranch.