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“Sandy Bell called me and woke me up,” Noel said. “She told me I was good to go. I knew I did it, but I was still nervous waiting on the official word.”
There was some concern that Noel might not make it academically after deciding to return to his original graduating class of 2012. He took two classes at Everett High in July and received an A in English and a B-plus in history.
“I needed two B’s,” Noel said. “I never studied that hard in my life.”