A senior’s music video plea gets him off University of Michigan wait list and into college and our hearts

Another one of those YouTube videos that lights up your day. And, yes, Lawrence Yong, a high school senior at Granada Hills Charter High School in Los Angeles, is now going to the University of Michigan. (This might fuel a whole new genre of music video college applications.)

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Fred ™

June 21st, 2012
12:45 pm

Wow. What a waste of talent. Why didn’t he try to get into a GOOD school? Silly kids……..

Howard Finkelstein

June 21st, 2012
1:19 pm

He should be on America Funniest videos.

Old timer

June 21st, 2012
1:47 pm

Kind of agree Fred…

jr

June 21st, 2012
2:09 pm

Fred, Old Timer: What amazing schools did you go to?

Howard: So should your mom.

Cool kid and best of luck to him. Thanks for sharing.

catlady

June 21st, 2012
2:28 pm

About the new genre of applications using music: I asked to perform my dissertation as performance art at the defense, but was turned down by my committee : P

catlady

June 21st, 2012
2:32 pm

He mentions business but maybe the music department should look at him!

Former Wynbrooke/Ivy Prep/AMHS and current Chamblee Magnet Dad

June 21st, 2012
2:53 pm

Angela

June 21st, 2012
2:55 pm

This young man has a positive future to look forward to however, I can agree with Catlady perhaps the music department instead. I just wish that more students would be as creative in their academics as he is in trying get into college. Perhaps, DCSS students would be higher achievers.

Former Wynbrooke/Ivy Prep/AMHS and current Chamblee Magnet Dad

June 21st, 2012
3:21 pm

@Angela DCSS is a microcosm of the world, it has many higher achievers, then there is the 90%.(everybody ain’t willing and able)

Dr. Monica Henson

June 21st, 2012
7:49 pm

What an awesome idea! Great way to use his creativity and talent to stand out from the crowd and get noticed. The world needs more of this.

Fred ™

June 22nd, 2012
8:51 am

jr

June 21st, 2012
2:09 pm

Fred, Old Timer: What amazing schools did you go to?
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The School of Sense of Humor there Sport. You should try at least some on-line classes from there, it would make your life more fun and less curmudgeon like.

Oh quit stalking Howard’s mom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WuQ0HlwlqE

YALLOweMe

June 22nd, 2012
11:00 pm

It’s time to get rid off race-based quota for college admisson. Without the need to satisfy affirmative acton, Mr. Yong could have gone to Michigan and many other higher-ranking colleges at first try.

NBCT

June 22nd, 2012
11:30 pm

Wow,.. thats amazing,.. I am so happy he got in :-)

mark

June 27th, 2012
10:33 am

American Idol?????