Amanda Barrera

Amanda with brother Vincent and sister Alicia. 

Amanda's big news is that she's been admitted to Northwestern.   I wish I could have recorded that phone call:  she was so bubbling over it was hard to understand what she was saying. The essence of the message was, "I'm so excited!  I'm so glad I did everything you said, no matter how obnoxious you were."  And so am I; I don't mind being a pain in the neck if it works.

I saw Amanda again when I was in Chicago in August; she was thrilled with her summer orientation program, sponsored by one of the big law firms in the city. School hadn't started yet, so she was more excited than exhausted -- at least for the moment.

 

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