When in fourth grade, Michael Cuestas reached the pinnacle of success for elementary school: He won the school spelling bee.
Cuestas weathered the contest, despite the doubts instilled by those, including his friends, who told him he couldnt do it.
A teacher, however, made the difference, saying, Never let anyone tell you that you are less than because you are greater than what they say.
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