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  • n. The period in school that comes after seventh grade and before ninth grade.


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  • He was just a kid, like me, but with longer hair and a shorter vocabulary, and even though he was going into eighth grade and I was going into sixth, that disparity disappeared that summer in a haze of tag and hotbox and bike races and baseball cards and mud pies and dandelion soup and ice cream trucks and corn on the cob on soggy plates … a life.

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  • Charles M. Schulz flunked eighth grade completely and also later flunked physics, Latin, algebra, and English.

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  • He won the General Excellence medal all eight years of grammar school, even though in the eighth grade he missed forty days of school.

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  • Despite being paralyzed and in a wheelchair, by eighth grade Cody had created the Cody Unser First Step Foundation to help establish a TM research consortium spearheaded by Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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