"Oh my god, there's a test tomorrow?!?" said Tyler.
"Yeah, the teacher told us about it. Twice." his friend replied
"I'm going to fail, I can't afford to lose my A in the class. It's the only one I have!"
"Well, you better get to preparing for it"
Tyler Williams had never been known for acedemic achievement, he's barely known for anything beyond the football field. What would someone think of a school team, when their captain could barely hold onto a 3.0 GPA?
Nothing good, thats what. Last year, Tyler was unable to maintain a 3.0 GPA, prompting his coaches to suspend him from any sort of playing time with the team. Without their All-American quarterback, the team finished 4-13, their worst record in nearly a decade. The coaches knew that without Tyler, their team was horrendous. However, they had to force an ultimatium upon him.
Finish with a 3.0 GPA, or be kicked from the team.
That all occurred last year, this year has been a different story. Tyler had perceveared, he had prepared for any and all tests, quizzes, and essays. But somehow, just somehow, he missed this one test. He knew that without any preperation, he could kiss his A- goodbye.
The next day, Tyler walked into the classroom, sat on his desk, and had a deep sigh. The teacher began to hand out the papers. With every step closer, Tyler's heart was beating faster and faster.
"Oh god" he thought, "I'm so screwed"
The teacher now stood in front of Tyler's desk, his stern face avoiding any eye contact, he placed the paper on the desk.
Tyler looked closefully, and a perplexed look appeared on his face. There was only one question.
"If an All-American high schooler originally had a 1.4 GPAfor two grading periods, and then the following year, ended with a 3.2 GPA. What is his name?"
Tyler looked at the teacher, and a tear began to fall from his eye.
In what felt like a lifelong amount of preperation, Tyler finished with a 3.2 GPA, just enough to allow him to pass.
The next few days, Tyler's team would go onto winning the state championship. Then, winning the national championship.
Tyler was named the team MVP.