Degrassi Junior High “The Great Race” (part 2 of 4)
After the credits, it’s right to the swim meet. The girls swim while people in the stands cheer, and hold up signs with encouraging slogans. Eventually, it’s Melanie’s turn to swim, and she straps on goggles and dives into the pool, and the rest of her team cheers her on.
Melanie beats the girl on the other team, and wins the match, and the rest of Melanie’s team dives into the pool to huddle around her and celebrate their victory. And I can’t help but notice in the background, right in front of the bleachers, is Melanie’s druggie friend Wheelchair Girl #1. Enjoy your moment in the sun while it lasts, Wheelchair Girl #1. Because Wheelchair Girl #2 is waiting in the wings, to roll right over your hopes and dreams.