UPDATE: quick question. for scholastic is a merit award the same as an honorable mention? (my teacher told me I got an honorable mention, but scholastic said I got a merit award. common sense tells me they're different but then again my common sense isn't on point.)
Warning: this is just a really annoying complaint
So my teacher told me today I only got an honorable mention for the scholastic awards. I feel awful about this.... I thought I was better than most teens my age, but I guess I'm completely beneath them....
I sent in The Killing: Perpetual Drownings since it kept getting rejected by lit. mags.
and this one girl keeps talking and talking about it, rubbing it in people's faces that she got a gold key for writing and I'm just sitting over here with an honorable mention
honorable mentions are for people who can't write/art for shit but that's a way of saying thank you for trying. at least that's how it registers in my mind