Eleven hundred students. Eleven hundred names. He never hesitated, and he never got one wrong. We wouldn't even have known he was finished except that he set the microphone down on the flatbed and started to climb off. Nobody let him. Darryl rushed over, hoisted him onto his shoulders, and began to tote him through the cheering crowd. Naomi and Lena were at their side, screaming their heads off. I waded over to join them. After all, they were my friends, and it was time to bury the hatchet. Hippie-loving friends were better than no friends at all. (pg. 225-226)
This is important because when, Cap started school. He did not know even one name. In just two month, he memorized all eleven hundred names. This is a huge accomplishment for Cap to memorize a lot of names in such a short time span. After all, he was bullied in school by many kids and he still treated them with kindness, care, and respect. Zach let go of popularity for friendship. Zach finally saw that people who grow up differently are not that different. He also gained respect for Cap. In the end, Zach recognized his past mistakes and changed them.