Posting Letters Relieve Sting Of College Rejection

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Some high school seniors in California are taking a bit of the sting out of college rejection letters by posting them. Rejection walls at Palo Alto and Gunn High Schools are filled with variations on: "It is with regret that I write to inform you ... ." Some letters are crumpled and smoothed out. One student writes in the school paper, "With each punch of the stapler, another rejected senior feels a sense of camaraderie and liberation."

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good Morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Some high school seniors here in California are taking a bit of the sting out of college rejection letters by posting them. Rejection walls at Palo Alto and Gunn High Schools are filled with variations on: It is with regret that I write to inform you. Some are crumpled and smoothed out. Student Daniel Eddleson(ph) wrote in the student paper, With each punch of the stapler, another rejected senior feels a sense of camaraderie and liberation.

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Correction April 7, 2009

We misidentified the student who wrote about the rejection walls for her school paper. Her name is Danielle Edelman, not Danielle Edelson.

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