Here is Chapter 7 of my fanfic, Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Chill. Today, Nancy learns about one of the crazy students at Paseo Del Mar.
Nancy Drew decided it was a good time to visit Paseo Del Mar High School, the scene of Jake's murder. She walked into the building and headed down the halls to her right. Pretty much every bulletin board had a secret message for Nancy to decode, along with a note along the lines of Hf:L1.
Poor Nancy had no idea how to decode these hidden messages. Were they hidden messages? Maybe they were just random letters and numbers written everywhere.
Nancy found the door to the boiler room, which was locked. She continued down the hall and found herself in some sort of lounge. There were study tables, a magazine rack, a soda machine and various posters. There was also a girl in the room, and if the plaque in front of the girl was to be believed, she was the hall monitor.
Nancy eyed the right side of the room, which had a door to the teacher's lounge. It also had a large board, containing pictures of the various students of the month at Paseo Del Mar High. One of the students stood out to Nancy: Mr. September. She recalled talking to Aunt Eloise about that boy, a few days ago...
"School started on September 30th that year," Aunt Eloise said. "There was no way to determine who the best student was, so we gave the Student of the Month award to some random kid whose name we picked out of the school directory. Big mistake."
"Why?" Nancy asked.
"He threw a fit at the award ceremony," Aunt Eloise said. "He was screaming and crying and making a huge fuss. Nobody could calm him down, and after about an hour, we sent him home. He was still shouting about how this was the greatest moment of his life."
"What happened to him after that?" Nancy asked.
"He never returned to school," Aunt Eloise said. "We got a letter from him, six months later, saying he moved away and changed his name to 'arglefumph'. I don't know what to make of it, myself. The school psychiatrist said that he freaked out, but he never freaked back in again."
"Poor Mr. September," Nancy said. "I can't believe he went crazy."
The other students on the Students of the Month board looked reasonably sane, though, so Nancy decided to shrug it off.