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Former Student Dropped Out, But Still Appreciates A Special Teacher

Posted: July 25, 2014

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Roger Alvarez didn't make it to graduation, but he still wants to thank his high school English teacher. (This StoryCorps interview first aired Jan. 29, 2012, on Weekend Edition.)

Roger Alvarez (left) did not graduate from high school, despite the efforts of former teacher Antero Garcia.

Roger Alvarez (left) did not graduate from high school, despite the efforts of former teacher Antero Garcia. "I just wanted you to know," Alvarez tells him, "I always respected you. ... You looked at me and you paid attention."

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