[ Interesting counterpoint /flip side , IMO, to today's front page FBI news of the disturbing lengths that a number of misguided famous, wealthy parents have gone to to get their children Admitted to some of the most prestigious American Universities.]
Surprising choice by Mo'Ne Davis, IMO, for someone whose fame, athletic ability, icon status, national name recognition and ( tuition-free ) high-end college prep school education ( Springside - Chestnut Hill Academy ) could readily have been leveraged into a ( tuition free ) four year Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford or Penn education, to name just a few of the top-ranked Universities who very probably would have eagerly jumped at the chance to include Mo'Ne Davis among their list of famous students / alumni who chose to attend their Institution, to say nothing of the Dukes, Georgetowns, UVAs and Bucknells of the world who would also quite probably have made the same offer in a heartbeat.
Instead, Mo'Ne chose from a short list of four ( 4 ) historically black colleges and universities ( " HBCU " ) schools that included Hampton University, Bethune-Cookman University, Southern University and Coppin State University, along with one Ivy League finalist , the University of Pennsylvania.
Good decision or once in a lifetime opportunity lost ? What say you ?
I will not be joining the trend of second-guessing children's and families' decisions based on an article. After all, if she had gone to La Salle for basketball or softball you know there would be plenty of similar speculation going around about wasted opportunities. and I refuse to be that role toward Hampton, nor her personally & it's really none of our business if she goes to Penn or Drexel or Temple just to satisfy somebody else's dreams...
Last Edit: Mar 15, 2019 16:17:04 GMT -5 by hykos1045