So while in Ironton I learn my 12 year old niece is being courted by Duke University. They want my sister to pay to have M3 (my niece, just in case Duke finds this) take the SAT. If she does well then they will track her through junior high and high school. If she does well then Duke may give her a scholarship or something shiny.
My question is:
WHY IS DUKE LOOKING AT A 12 YEAR OLD?
I think this is great for M3, but she is still a kid! She likes to play softball and be a normal pre-teen. I hope my sister doesn't have her take the test. If they think that highly of her now, just let her be a kid and see what happens. Don't be one of those parents that puts too much presser on a kid so that she snaps and runs off with some local red neck guy named Billy Bob.
The amazing thing about my niece is that everyone I tell this story too looks at me and says "She's related to you?" Maybe it's like the Simpsons I get dumber and she gets S.M.R.T I mean S.M.A.R.T. How do I know she got the brains from my family? Her dad makes this guy look like a freaking genius.