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Celebrating The Best Should Challenge Us On The Rest

Recently, I attended a high school award ceremony for about 60 seniors for academic recognition. It was a cavalcade of success. Being in CA, it was one student after another that will be attending Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara and many other prestigious universities. Their career goals were heavily focused on things like Engineering, Medicine, Computer Science and others. These students had similar experiences of multiple AP classes, academic awards, scholarships and loads of co-curricular experiences. They were the top 10% of their 500+ student class. They are our academic successes. However, during the entire evening, I had a hard time not thinking about what are the other 450 graduate peers of theirs doing following graduation? What is their success, their path and their future look like? Don’t get me wrong. I don’t want to take anything away from the the aforementioned group above. They deserve the accolades and the success. They bought into an est…