In what is surely serendipitous timing, given my post yesterday about my smart tutee, today I found out that my nephew Aidan has been inducted to the National Honor Society for elementary students. This is a huge deal — I was probably smart enough for it (I did wind up getting a PhD), but I was never disciplined enough for it (my grades in school were good but never great). So the kid’s one up on his uncle!
His mother — my sister — was both smart enough and disciplined enough, so she got into NJHS and NHS. But her son has beat her to the punch, too, getting in while he’s still in elementary school!
My wife, too, was in the small-school version of NHS, called Beta Club, and my in-laws have told me all about the academic excellence that requires. So the whole family knows what an important academic accomplishment this is.
So I just wanted to say how proud we all are of Aidan. Way to be awesome, smart guy! 🙂