Many parents make plans for their child to attend Harvard from the time they enter preschool. This was not the case for Scott and Janine Baughman, whose son, Liam, is now a sophomore at Harvard.
“When I was young, my parents and I never talked about Harvard as a goal for me academically. In fact, when it came time for me to apply for college, I applied to both Ivy and non-Ivy colleges. Even being the class valedictorian with all sorts of outside interests did not assure me of a place in Ivy League colleges. Many of these colleges did not accept me. Each school is looking for something different, and the element of luck is certainly involved,” said Baughman.