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  • laughs *hysterically*
  • You're so poor, you can't afford to pay attention.
  • Hektor tries to stay strong and do his best but often times, he cries as he is often alone.
  • The kids from his classroom laugh & whisper about him. They see he's poor and doesn't have nice clothes.
  • & yet, in class, no one pays attention to status, because Hektor is engaged and happy
  • Growing up without a lot of things is what Hektor was used to, he was used to people making fun of him. His mom heard about the need for diversity at the school she currently works at as a janitor and had Hektor tested in.
  • We don't have a lot but just know, I love you. We will get through this.
  • I must get mom out of this.
  • At lunch and during recess, he is alone. He loses confidence often but knows he is different than the kids at Dormis Prep Elementary. They pay to come to school and he feels he shouldn't be here.
  • We don't know the answer!
  • Despite his poverty, Hektor has shown skills in math, but has trouble with English since he doesn't know it very well. The students forget about his status when they are in participation.
  • We will always have each other.
  • They go home to a place that is hard to call home but Hektor knows that he must keep his education up to help his mom for their future. He wants to get them out of poverty.
  • Hektor studies hard at home and is always trying in school. He only thinks about making his mom proud. He pushes through the humilation and dispair and continues to excel.
  • Hektor and his mom eventually were able to move towards the school in a better home. He continues to excel even when he struggles. He knows to never give up, despite his poor disadvantages.
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