Biography of Martha Bing
I was raised in the state of Georgia. My elementary years of school were through the Wayne County School System and the years thereafter, including middle school and high school were through Liberty County. I’ve always been a bright and aspiring student.
During grades 6 and 7, I was an A/B student. My best subjects were Social Studies and Science. I became close with some teachers but others I was almost like an enemy of. I can recall teacher in particular that would send me to the principal’s office for any little thing. You see, I was a troublesome student to some extent.
My worst enemy was my temper. It didn’t take much to get me hot off the handle. Even something as little as the wrong look would prompt me to start a fight. I had a reputation around school that “you don’t mess with Martha”. All those fights ended up escalating to the police being called on the last occasion and I was taken to jail. This incident resulted in house arrest and one year probation.
I caused my family so much agony, pain, and money that I vowed to stop fighting and stay out of trouble. I couldn’t believe how close I was to losing my life forever and ending up with a criminal record. My mom didn’t make much money, so her having to pay my probation fees really moved me to change my ways.
At the age of 14, I was tested for a program called TAP. This program promoted intelligent students from 7th to 9th grade with only summer school in between for preparation. I took the test and passed with the effect of going to high school at the young age of 14. That year I participated in summer school to groom me for the workload and experience that was to come.
Throughout high school, I was a good student. I maintained an A/B average and began to get involved in social clubs to occupy my time. I was an active member of clubs to include: Future Homemakers of America, the Science Club, the Interact Club, the Drama Club, and many more....