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- n. The period in school that comes after seventh grade and before ninth grade.
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He was just a kid, like me, but with longer hair and a shorter vocabulary, and even though he was going into eighth grade and I was going into sixth, that disparity disappeared that summer in a haze of tag and hotbox and bike races and baseball cards and mud pies and dandelion soup and ice cream trucks and corn on the cob on soggy plates … a life.
Charles M. Schulz flunked eighth grade completely and also later flunked physics, Latin, algebra, and English.
He won the General Excellence medal all eight years of grammar school, even though in the eighth grade he missed forty days of school.
Despite being paralyzed and in a wheelchair, by eighth grade Cody had created the Cody Unser First Step Foundation to help establish a TM research consortium spearheaded by Johns Hopkins Hospital.