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Not Prince Hamlet

"Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse."

School Daze

Friday, July 04, 2008

I spotted a 9th grader I know at the city's 4th of July festivities this morning. She was volunteering at one of the city's activities, and she said that she was also volunteering at the fireworks display tonight.

"Wow, look at you," I complimented her. "Miss Volunteer: that's great."

Her answer took a little bit of my breath away:

"Yeah, I need to get into a good college, and I have a really bad math score, so . . ."

I just hope she had some fun today and wasn't too preoccupied by the college essay that's due IN THREE YEARS.
posted by Not Prince Hamlet, 5:52 PM

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