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Mercy High School ~ Farmington Hills, Michigan


Mercy High School ~ Farmington Hills, Michigan


Mercy High School ~ Farmington Hills, Michigan


It All Boyle’s Down

Susan Boyle's voice and story have touch lives all around the globe.  Fair Use:
Susan Boyle’s voice and story have touched lives all around the globe. Fair Use:

Many people have hopes and dreams in life, but one famous singer dreamed a dream bigger than most of people. Susan Boyle auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent, and little did she know that one day her dream of becoming a singer would become a reality. After winning Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, she went on to make 5 albums and sold over 19 million.

“Everyone automatically expected she was going to make a complete fool out of herself right when they saw her,” said junior Madeline Flynn. “But when she started singing “I Dreamed a Dream”,  everyone’s jaws dropped and honestly, mine did too!”

Recently, Boyle was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. This is a developmental disorder that influences one’s ability to communicate. It is an autism spectrum disorder. Boyle told The Observer newspaper that she had seen a specialist who told her a year ago that she had Asperger’s and an above normal IQ.

“I think she was beginning to embrace the fact that she was different and she was, in a way, using it to her advantage, especially with her fan base, “ said junior Emily Gates. “She has shown that being different than everyone else doesn’t mean that you’re worth less than them or anything like that. This shows the millions of people in the world who have disabilities, that they can be successful.”

As a child, Susan was bullied, her nickname being “Susan simple,” according to  Many viewers can sympathize with her because they may have been bullied in the past. This is another reason why so many people have fallen in love with her. Susan had a difficult time in school, which affected her as she grew older. Music was something that she found comfort in.

“Asperger’s doesn’t define me,” Boyle told The Observer, words that should inspire all of us.

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