Looking at this picture of Kevin, you would likely think he is just some teenage slacker who sits on his butt all day. You would ne sadly mistaken.

A week ago today, Kevin and I went to the Open House for my and Mrs. Earp’s Alma mater; Archbishop Ryan High School. Yes, he was accepted to the private prep school, but Kevin thinks like an adult. Kevin continually tells me the prep school is too much money so he wanted to look around for other options.

It was probably the first time I’ve been through the school since the late 80’s, but it still looks pretty much the same. Kevin asked why all the classroom wall clocks were square, to which I had no answer, except, “It’s always been like that.”

During the tour, he was enthralled by many things. The computer teacher really seemed to know his stuff, and Kevin is really into computers. They have classes which teach you Microsoft programs and a coding class. Kevin was really excited about those prospects. While walking around the gym, he stopped to look at a few of the sports teams and school clubs. Kevin now wants to join the wrestling team – if he decides to go to Ryan – and is interested in the choir and singing. No idea where that came from.

Anyway, it was a nice evening and he seemed to like the school.

On Saturday, Kevin took the entrance exam. When he came home, he said the test was similar to the Holy Ghost exam, and he thought he did okay.

Yesterday we received his scores. Kevin came out with a 97. NINETY-SEVEN!

All schools are different, but a 97 would earn a student a scholarship at Holy Ghost. Hopefully, Kevin will get something for his amazing score.

I say it often, and it bears repeating. Kevin is arguably one of the smartest kids I have ever known. We are all very proud of him and his giant brain.

10 thoughts on “Genius!

  1. This is pretty impressive news. Congrats to all! I’m nowhere near as bright, so didn’t quite figure out if he’s getting the scholarship or not. Sounds like it would make life pretty sweet!


  2. Ronni – It was from my mom’s birthday when she was in the nursing home. I couldn’t make it because of work. He scared down as much popcorn as he could.

    Mike AKA Proof – I’m not smart. I could have been, but I was never motivated enough. I tried to make up for it by reading as many books as possible now. All our kids did well in school, which makes me very happy.

    RG – This school has a much lower tuition, but it’s a good school. And he still may get lucky enough to win the Neumann scholarship. We should know by Christmas.

    Gary – Thank you. The kid is a prodigy.


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