"You are a super-human being but do not have to do it all at once. Live one day at a time, completing one task or assignment before starting another. Life is a short adventure and opportunity. Make the best of it while you are here."
When I met Mr. Jim Lemon, I was a sixteen-year-old freshman at Houston's Jackson Junior High and the chances of my finishing high school were slim. I was a troubled teenager with an attitude, living in a neighborhood that fostered troubled teenagers. Mr. Lemon taught American history and it was clear from the first day that his classroom was not going to be disrupted.