'Entitled' high school senior sparks a firestorm of anger after she writes a scathing open letter to Ivy League schoolsSubmitted by P. Nicholson on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:05
A high school senior who wrote an open letter to the Ivy League universities that rejected her has sparked a firestorm of anger, with readers accusing her of being 'entitled', 'whiny' and even racist.
But others have praised Suzy Lee Weiss, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the honesty and 'accuracy' of her article, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal on Friday.
She said she wrote the piece after she was rejected from a string of schools in one day.
Despite the teenager's 4.5 GPA, an SAT score of 2120 and work experience as a U.S. Senate page, she was shunned by Princeton, Yale, Vanderbilt and the University of Pennsylvania.
There is a link to her today show appearance. What an incredible child. Very smart and a positive attitude to match.