Since y’all really want to be successful, and some are approaching college, I think it is important that I say this. Throughout my high and middle school career, I realized that cutting off those who did not support/care about my goals/thrived of seeing me fail (you know who you are), because of my ineptitude in middle school will enable me to perform to my full potential.
I feel like as you go into college, you should try and surround yourself with the correct people. Not should you keep away from the people your parents called out, but also beware of the toxic people who want to see you fail. You will deep down know the people who are like this, they will just not say it to your face.