Whenever we preach that kids can be regular teenagers and get into college, we always like to say that they can play guitar and work at the grocery store rather than paddle down the Amazon and cure athletes’ foot. Those latter hyperboles tend to change depending upon our mood, but the guitar and grocery store are old standbys for us to show how regular kids with real passion are very appealing to colleges.
Imagine our delight at reading about Kevin Robinson in today’s New York Times, and 18 year-old senior in Pennsylvania who did exactly those things and is going to The George Washington University. He even wrote his essay about how much he likes Parliament Funkadelic.
And this blogger will openly admit that he’s accused the New York Times of only printing the bad news about college admissions. Thanks for showing us the good side!