It's pretty impossible to go through school and not have an awkward experience. But for these people their awkward experiences were the worst. There's a good chance that these will make you feel happy that these students weren't you.
"When I was in middle school I ran for student body Vice President. I wasn't ambitious enough to run for President, I figured the Vice President would be easy and they wouldn't have to do much, and I was probably right. Anyway, right before people voted all the candidates had to make a speech in front of the student body. In my mind, I had a great angle for my speech: all the people running for President were girls, my opponent was a girl, and I felt that the student body should be represented by members of both sexes in the interest of equality. Of course, more than twenty years later I can phrase it like that, but my eleven or twelve year old self stood up and concluded that 'when boys and girls get together, good things happen.' That sh-t followed me into college halfway across the country. I bumped into a freshman who had gone to my middle school and she remembered my speech" (Source).