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'Amazing' girls at Newton North High

Posted April 1, 2007 04:21 PM

NEWTON

Esther Mobley is one of the best students at Newton North High, but she's quick to point out her flaws.

“I run, I do, but not very quickly, and always exhaustedly,” she says. “This is one of the things I’m most insecure about. You meet someone, especially on a college tour, adults ask you what you do. They say, ‘What sports do you play?’ I don’t play any sports. It’s awkward.”

In a front-page story today, The New York Times reports that many high school girls are "amazing" -- high achieving, ambitious and confident -- but they're finding themselves in competition with other amazing girls around the country for elite colleges.

The story focuses on Mobley, but also takes an in-depth look at the city, the high school, and several other accomplished -- and frazzled -- Newton girls.

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