“You know they have expectations, and you put the pressure on yourself to fulfill them,” says junior Audrey Nguyen. Parents instill the desire for a better future into their children, but the hard work and perseverance comes from the student. You have to want to do well in order to succeed. That is why most kids sign up for AP classes, do sports, and are active within their school community. They want the college acceptance letter for themselves and, sometimes, for their parents too.
Written by Hayley Petersen