Princeton Main Essay 5

Princeton Main Essay 5 - Every eighth grader has an arch...

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Every eighth grader has an arch nemesis. Mine was a short girl with blotchy freckles named Holly Yort. Whenever Holly arrived to class before me, she always occupied my perfect seat on the middle-left. It drove me nuts. The day Mrs. Massaro picked math groups, there were thirty-two other students I could have been paired with. Yet, I ended up being assigned with her. I soon discovered that outside of stealing my seat, Holly was actually pretty smart. Every week we grappled with sets of ten problems, constantly striving to best the other. It was a fun challenge. The Friday before Veterans Day, I was on a roll. In addition to outracing her to my seat, I also had solved the first nine questions faster than her. Moving on to the last problem, I read, “How many paths in this maze can the cat take to catch the mouse?” Ignoring initial impulses to describe how mice have cute little paws that rotate incredibly fast, I began delving into my own maze of conditional states, combinations, and
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2010 for the course AS 122 taught by Professor Sdf during the Spring '10 term at Vermont.

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Princeton Main Essay 5 - Every eighth grader has an arch...

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