You know where the competition really lies? Among the perfectly average class of students. Not the super brilliant,who is sure to get through very college she applies. Not the institutionally dumb,who is not-so-bright in class,to be easy on them. But the perfectly average. The Attainable ones, the ones on whom the teachers rest their laurels. They know the smart ones will get through no matter where they go to study. But the PA ones. Uh huh,not so easy. The teachers spend extra time behind them to make them the ones who will carry the legacy of their teaching forward. And among them there will be quite a few confident ones who will have that one dream of studying abroad and getting that international exposure and they will get that dream fulfilled,by hook or crook. Well, I am one of them.
Or at least, I hope so.