Mark was born in 1900. Life isn't easy. There are some conflicts and wars in different parts of the country. His parents work as farmers, with a small portion of land they're farming, trying their best to make ends meet.
Despite the hardships, his parents worked hard so he can go to school. Mark is also studious that he achieved good grades, and received honors every grade level. He ended up with first honor when he graduated from grade school.
There are tensions in the country because of colonization, yet Mark enrolled in secondary school. Someday when he graduates in college, he will be able to make their lives better. Because of good grades, he was given a scholar to support his education. Still, he helps his parents in their farm land.