My name is Mercedes Jones and I don't have a lot of friends at this school. I mean, it's not like I get picked on and folks are nice, I guess, but there sure are a lot of white folks here at McKinley. I mean, there is that one black kid but he's real boring. I'm a star at my church where everybody knows I got a big ass voice, but here? I'm just a nobody. But that's all gonna change real soon.
My name is Kurt Hummel. I am a sophomore at McKinley. My first day at this school the principal got up in front of the entire freshman class and told us that the next four years are going to be the best years of our lives. What a joke. Another day, another cataclysmic humiliation. Everywhere I go I'm isolated and alone.