Langston Reed is aware of the stereotypes, and he's determined to prove a stereotype will not define him.
Like many middle school 8th-graders attending schools in rural South Carolina, he loves grits, says "yes ma'am" and "no ma'am" and believes tea is best served cold and sweet.
Langston also believes in always doing your best, is passionate about world peace and has a dream of one day being a video game designer/developer.
Administrators at St. Stephen Middle believe in him just as much as he believes in himself. They describe him as a strong leader and dedicated student.
"It's important do do your best, because you best gets you into more levels," Langton said in his recent Student Spotlight interview. "Your best gets you to college. Your best gets you to your next paycheck for your job. Your best gets you everything that you want in life."
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