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Taylor Swift's Pottstown Teachers Praise Her Passionate Grammys Speech

POTTSTOWN, P.A., (CBS) -- Taylor Swift was the topic of conversation for many Tuesday after the Grammy Awards Monday night.

After winning album of the year - Swift, a Berks County native, stated in part during her announcement speech:

"There are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success, or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people sidetrack you."

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Many speculated that Swift was indirectly speaking about Kanye West who recently released a record with a lyric claiming West made Swift famous (presumably because of West's infamous appearance at the VMA's where he interrupted Swift's acceptance speech.)

Tuesday, as speculation grew- some questioned perhaps whether Swift should have responded to West.

Those at the Wyndcroft School in Pottstown (where Swift attended school through the 4th grade) supported her decision.

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"She did it beautifully, she stood up for herself, and it's something I wish more young ladies her age could do as well, myself included ," said Swift's former art teacher Barbara S. Lenzi.

Nancy Boerner who also works at Wyndcroft, added "she was an amazing little child," and she's now an amazing young woman, she truly is."

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