|SENIORITIS BITES BACK|
Part of me feels bad for this kid. I can relate to him. I, too, blew off my senior year of high school after I was accepted to college. My grades slipped. I had the world's worst case of senioritis, or so I thought... until today.
A Guilford County high school graduate who recorded a perfect SAT score is suing UNC Chapel Hill, alleging the school refused to admit him after his grade point average dropped. Mark Edmonson, a National Merit Scholarship finalist, scored a perfect 1,600 on his SAT last year, but his grade point average fell from 3.8 to 3.5 in his senior year at Northwest Guilford High School. He wants a judge to force UNC to admit him as a freshman this year.
Apparently, the kid really slacked off. According to deputy attorney general Thomas Ziko:
"His senior year grades are C's, D's and F's."
Sigh. Though I feel a twinge of pity for the kid, if I met him I would have no choice but to do my best Sam Kinison impression and scream, "You dumbass! You blew off senior year! You have no one to blame but yourself! Since you aced the SAT, you must know the meaning of HUBRIS!!"