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Expanded Moment


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Expanded Moment

  1. 1. Expanded Moment <br />By: Layson Rapoza<br />
  2. 2. From the stands Brian’s father, Tony, <br />beamed with pride<br />
  3. 3. Never in a thousand years could<br /> Tony Chavez have imagined it<br /> turning out this way. <br />NEVER <br />IN <br />A <br />M<br />I<br />L<br />L<br />I<br />O<br />N<br />. <br />Not back in South El Paso where he first lived in a little apartment above a bar, then in a little adobe house that had a cesspool instead of a sewer. Not when he had grown up with humble, mismatched parents who had come from Mexico, his father a door-to-door insurance salesman who was laid back and easygoing, his mother a dental assistant who was red-haired and high-strung. Not when he cut class as a sophomore to cross the border to Juarez to shoot pool and drink. Not when he finally found a high school, his fourth, that let him graduate instead of kicking him out for drinking and fighting and chronic truancy. <br />
  4. 4. Not only was he (brian) one of the captains of the Permian team, not only was he number one in his class, but now he was thinking of applying to Harvard.<br />