Role Model In The Marble Champ, By Gary Lupe

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Most people look past the kids that aren’t popular and athletic and don’t realize how good of a role model they can be. Lupe, a non-athletic girl who has many other talents is looked straight through and not noticed because she doesn’t play sports. In “The Marble Champ,” by Gary Soto, Lupe is not just an ordinary person. I think that Lupe is a great role model because she is intelligent, she is hardworking, and she is a good sport. One reason why I think Lupe is a good role model is because she is very intelligent. As proof, Lupe’s academic grades are straight A’s. This shows that Lupe is intelligent because not many people get straight A’s on their report card every year of school. Secondly, Lupe is intelligent because she has won multiple awards. For example, Lupe won the school spelling bee, she won the blue ribbon award in the science fair, she was the winner of a reading contest at the library three summers in a row, she was also the top student in her piano recital, and she was the playground champion of chess. Talk about a ton of awards, right? Lupe feels like none of these awards mean anything though. Lupe wishes she could win some type of award in athletics, so that she can keep up with the other girls in her school, that’s why Lupe is working towards her goal of being the marble champion. Also, in one case in the story, when Lupe was playing marbles on her bed, she figured out that her bedspread was slowing down the marbles as she shot them. This makes Lupe
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