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Tony Hawk remembers high school

Updated: September 22, 2009, 12:04 PM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN The Magazine

Tony Hawk will be honest with you. He hated high school. When ESPN asked him to return to one of the three high schools he attended to film an episode of "Homecoming" with host Rick Reilly, he said no way. Then he agreed to do the show provided he could return to his middle school, where teachers supported his skating and he was just one of the kids. In high school, he was shunned for being different. He was a skinny kid with a funny haircut who spent his afternoons at the skate park instead of ...

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