Having a 'Star Student' in the neighboring High School is a privilege. Knowing one is an honor. Being friends with one is a cool thing. Students graduate High School with varying degree of accomplishments. Some push it to the limit and excel in their field of choice, while others take it easy.
'Star Students' are those who accomplish a great deal, have outstanding credits and are high achievers. Good counsel, backing from parents, and blessings from above are vital when it comes to being a Start Student. Colleges throw their doors wide open to accommodate these "Stars." Any parent would dream of having these kids under their own roof.
King Solomon mentioned about such kids in Proverbs, at least on two occasions:
"The proverbs of Solomon: A wise child brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother." ~ Proverbs 10:1
"Sensible children bring joy to their father; foolish children despise their mother." ~ Proverbs 15:20This past week, I read the story of such a 'Star Student', Kwasi Enin, who accomplished a rare feat of getting admitted into all 8 Ivy league colleges - Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, UPenn, and Yale. He started his application process with a 2,250 score on SAT and a stellar academic record.
It is indeed a blessing to know such students and be associated with them.
Tap here to read the story of Kwasi Enin in WSJ blog.