Much Madness is divinest Sense -- To a discerning Eye --
-- EMILY DICKINSON, 435
HAMLET: Madam, how like you this play? QUEEN: The lady cloth protest too much, methinks. HAMLET: O, but she'll keep her word.
Teanne and Phyllis couldn't honestly remember a time when they hadn't been best friends. Almost from the first minute they met each other, they shared many of the same interests -- soccer, music, and student leadership. When they went to the movies, they hardly ever disagreed on what to see. Without planning it, they frequently wore the same color sweaters. They were both excellent students too, students who liked some good-natured competition with each other for the best grades in their shared classes. Even though there were three middle schools feeding the high school, and they both had other friends, Teanne and Phyllis's friendship grew stronger and stronger. In a racially diverse school such as this one, it might have been no big deal that one of them was African American and the other white. Yet when you looked around campus, you didn't see many kids crossing over that border.