To say he stood out like a sore thumb was putting it mildly.
He most likely wore what was typical in the area he had moved from mid-semester.
Maybe in his former school back east wearing a suit to school and carrying a briefcase was nothing out of place, but no one, except a male teacher, would do that here.
With his height, build, and demeanor he could have been easily considered a first year teacher, rather than a senior in high school.
It didn’t take long for him to find others, who like him, were highly motivated and gifted students, who accepted him into their circle of friends.
A few years down the road, many in that orb donned their own suits and carried satchels filled with new ideas for the betterment of mankind.