You have to love Mr. Polazzo for putting that up. That is a quality piece of work, and is very true. Or maybe I say that because I'm "stuck" with an 87 average and 1400 SAT
score (at Stuyvesant, this is considered to be fairly below average).
But I can't say I really care about my average anymore, since I got into the college I wanted to go to (University of North Dakota Honors Program). Why should I get stressed over grades, when they are hardly a measure of the kind of person one is. In an ideal world, colleges would make their decisions based on what kind of person you were. Unfortunately, its a lot easier to use your grades, which they claim to be an indication of how intelligent you are, and your potential for the future. Going by several of my grades, my potential for the future is pretty bad, possibly even non-existant. But biology, health, US history and Japanese are unlikely to play a major part in my future. My true passion in life (aviation) does not even exist in high school (if there is a high school with an aviation class, I'd be interested to find out about it). But the colleges don't really see that. They just see the grades. Sucks for them, because they probably accepted some really boring people, and rejected a whole bunch of very qualified people whose scores just weren't high enough.
To all those who got rejected from their dream schools, I can't tell you not to be disappointed, because it's normal to feel that way, but don't for a second feel like you will be a worse person for it, because that is in no way true. You can go to any state college and get a perfectly good education that will serve you well later on in life. And for those of you who are still in high school, or will be entering high school soon (I'm sure there are a few of you on here), don't neglect being an actual human being just to get good grades. Grades are a measure of how well you DID, not a measure of how well you WILL DO
. Only you can determine that.
Ok, rant over.