memorize and recite over twenty poems, present a report about his favorite book and current event at least three times, and participate in a dozen debates. He will play soccer, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, and run with an Olympic athlete in Central Park. He will build an exploding volcano, a bridge that is tested for strength by weight, and a roller coaster. He will perform in a Shakespeare play in front of an audience of hundreds. He will stomp through the fields of Gettysburg and recite The New Colossus while gazing at the Statue of Liberty. He will design an enclosure for a raw egg to prevent it from cracking after dropping it from the fifth floor. He will conjugate verbs in Latin as he studies the language for three years. He will design a Calavera in honor of an ancestor and participate in an art show. He will learn the choreography of a famous ballet and dance at the American Ballet Theatre Workshop studios. He will step into an Egyptian temple at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore the Museum of Modern Art and the Natural History Museum, and hike through the Cloud Forest in Ecuador. He will write a book of poetry and illustrate it. He will read aloud to boys in kindergarten and first grade. He will eat Jamaican patties, Chinese dumplings, Cajun jambalaya, and English Shepherd’s pie. He will learn at least fifteen famous stories from Greek Mythology. He will construct the scene of a Civil War battle. He will have the opportunity to make sandwiches for those in need at least fourteen times. He will deliver four memorized speeches to an audience of 100. He will create an original short film or build a computer from scratch. He will draw a to-scale map of Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa from memory. He will practice the skill of a good handshake several hundred times. He will make life-long friends.