You are just a group of fools sitting around a big board-room table if you don't accept Samantha into your prestigious college or university- not that I'm even a little worried. This kid is smarter and wiser than any adult I know, and her sense of what is good and right is eerily angelic. Sam is an outstanding listener, counselor, and friend in general to all her peers. Sam tends to know what's best in most situations. I must admit, this is also true in my home when she watches over my three children (all under the age of 5). While I spend most nights tugging, pushing, coaxing and finally giving up and watching the girls as they finally fall asleep, exhausted from their various tantrums, Samantha pops over for an evening, somehow gets them in their pj's, teeth-brushed, and actually in their own beds on time and-- get this-- they go to sleep almost instantly. This all happens with ease, without fail, every time I leave
As an obvious aside, the kid is like a genius. She's taken a zillion AP courses in high school, belongs to all kinds of various academic, athletic, and philanthropic groups, and all the while she has time for her family. Oh and she reads The New Yorker for fun. This ain't your average kid. Did I tell you she works too? And on a farm where there's real labor to be done? Samantha is not a complainer. She is hip and classy, fun, beautiful and attractively dorky, athletic and charming-- an all-around wonderful person. I can't say enough about Sam, other than that I can't imagine the rest of the world sees her any other way. She belongs wherever she wants to be.
In conclusion, if Samantha chooses to be a part of your college or university community, you will be luckier for it. Your family will be a warmer, smarter, happier place too.
Sam's Aunt Sue