The top students in my school are stressed about the SATs and understandably so. The scores from these tests determine which colleges will admit them. Many have hearts set on specific universities.
And then there are others who care little for these exams. Not because they are bad students, but they do believe that such a test does not determine how they will perform in college-level classes. I’ve tried explaining to them that having all the requirements fulfilled is the best way to ensure admission to a good college. But youth has it’s own way of thinking. Eventually, they will come around, as others have before them. They bow down to convention and pressure from parents.
There have been a few that have had perfect scores at our school. These stellar students make it to the class yearbook as shining academic stars along with their high school pictures.
I had a close-to-perfect score in Math but didn’t make it to the class yearbook, since I was inched out by Mary Ko. We didn’t keep in touch so I don’t know where she is now. I’ve even forgotten what she looks like. She was competition, but she was nice.
It’s easy to forget when your paper yearbook is out of reach, somewhere in storage like mine is. However, today’s students will be able to keep in touch easily because they have their yearbook online with SchoolFlicker the paperless yearbook.
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