All the middle-schoolers from the “senior year” of middle school are knee deep in exams right now. With these exam results they will apply to high schools and keep their fingers crossed that they get into their first choice.
What? I remember going through the same thing except it was the SATs and I was worried about college.
I asked one of my students, a teenaged boy, what high schools were on his dream list. He included “the math high school”, “the humanistic high school” and the local Catholic high school. The choices didn’t seem to jive with any specific career choice so I asked him what he wanted to be when he grows up.
Stroking his pet terrier sitting in his lap he replied, “A genius of evil, mwah- ha-ha.”
I can’t make this stuff up.