View Full Version : All LA Metro LA's Private Elementary School Royalty by Barry Perlstein

12-26-2010, 10:15 AM
Royalty in LA private elementary schools? You bet. Surely you do (or soon will) recognize these archetypes from your private school:

- The scrawny kid with the voice so shrill it curdles your spinal fluid who lands the lead solo in the holiday concert
- The overweight, slow-witted, petulant non-athlete who starts on the 5th grade basketball team
- The obnoxious bully who pummels half the class yet it's always the victim's fault
- The classroom cut-up whose "experiment" proving that a lead weight sinks in water beats out the invention of nuclear fusion for first place in the science fair

What do they all have in common?

How did these wunderkinds reach such exalted heights? Innate talent? Hard work? Upbeat attitude?

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