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The Scholarship Jacket
The Scholarship Jacket is a short by Marta Salinas which is an autobiography short story. The Scholarship Jacket, is about young Martha from mexico city, who wants the scholarship jacket.
Each year the scholarship jacket is given to an eighth grader with the highest grades, but this year it cost money. Martha lives with her grandparents and her grandpa believes that the jacket doesn’t mean as much if you have to pay for it.
Martha told the principle what his grandpa believes about scholarship jacket and he makes and exception for her, and Martha gets the jacket.
The main idea in the story is that if you try hard and do good, you’ll have good outcomes eventually.
Martha’s family wasn’t that wealthy so her and he siblings never got to do sports. for Martha’s family, the scholarship jacket, was our only chance for her to get the quality education she wanted.
Martha had been working her entire life for this jacket, because that was the only accomplishment she thought she’d ever have.
She was a straight A grade student, because she wanted to follow in her older sisters good footsteps. Martha had to go back to class to ask her teacher a question but she overheard her teachers talking, ‘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, Once Martha heard this, she thought that surely she didn’t have a chance.