December 5, 2005

Hope for the Future

Filed under: Uncategorized — chapterhouse @ 9:51 am

I received an email this morning from my friend “Grace” (the artist), whose hubster is the “Steve:Numen” on my blogroll. Their 12-year-old daughter, “M,” is a genius. We knew that. M won first place in District mathematics this year, second place last year, third place the year before that. And NOW there’s this email from her mom:

“We received M’s 6th grade ITBS (Iowa Tests of Basic Skills) scores. She ranked in the 99th percentile in Reading, Language and Mathematics. Her National Grade Equivalent was 13+ (college freshman). We are so proud of her!We were recently contacted by Duke University’s Talent Identification Program. M will be taking the SAT in Jan. and a good score will make her eligible for some very impressive summer classes.We have been blessed with a child who can do anything she wants and do it well. What parent could ask for more?”

Wow! They’re ID-ing gifted kids to take the SATs — and she’s 12!

My late brother was a genius. He earned scholarships to everywhere, and chose to go to graduate school in Boulder. He was a physicist.

I wonder what M will choose.



  1. And Duke is a great school. Keep her away from North Carolina. They win enough basketball games without M drawing up new plays for them.

    Comment by OldHorsetailSnake — December 5, 2005 @ 11:21 am | Reply

  2. LOL! I love the way you think, OHTS.

    Which is a good reason to send her to The University. So she can draw up plays for the Lady Longhorns, and the guys’ basketball AND football teams!

    Hook ’em, horns!

    (And I’m VERY proud of that young lady!)

    Comment by pooks — December 5, 2005 @ 12:22 pm | Reply

  3. My Dear,
    I received from my Dr. Callahan Blog a message and checked it out. Thank you for pointing out the flaw. I have no idea what is going on but will take a look under the bonnet.

    Comment by Himself — December 6, 2005 @ 7:39 am | Reply

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