We live a college town. Yesterday afternoon, I found out student profile of class 2017. Out of the 3700 freshmen class at our local university, there are 6 students with perfect ACT score, about 25 with ACT score of 35.
On the way to school this morning, I causally reminded my high school sophomore to “keep up on his good work in his school activities, conscious about it, and be more self-disciplined.” He calmly said “why are you telling me this?”, without any malice.
I replied“because I am not checking on you, and I rely on you to know what you are doing.”"You are welcome to stay in our local university if you like. If you really like to go outside and look for colleges that offer the best opportunities to you, be surround by students who are more like you, you must work towards it. ” "Plus, there are some automatic stereotype attached to you because your parents are Chinese." I hope that he really does know what he is doing.