The Cardinal

Jessica Lee
Stanford is known as the Harvard of the west, and getting accepted is a strenuous process. Some Canfield students might think that Stanford is in Jessica Lee’s future, but she does not have the same aspirations as her brother, and that is okay.

When asked if she feels burdened by the standards of living up to her brother’s accomplishments, Lee replied, “Do I have to reach expectations based off of my brother? No, not really.”

While both brother and sister are extremely determined, the two are not competitive with one another.

“Max is better at some things than me, and I am better at some things than him,” Lee commented.

In plenty of families, there is a presumed “favorite child.” And from the outside, Max might look to be the favorite, but that is commonly misunderstood.

“I have figured out why my parents might hold Max to a higher standard. Max wants to do a job in public policy or politics and in order to achieve that career, being a politician or doctor, it would be more beneficial if he went to Stanford,” Lee said.

Because Jessica has different ambitions for her future, the Lee parents push her differently than Max, based off of what they need in order to have the future they want.

When asked if they motivate each other, Jessica replied, “I would say that he motivates me, for sure.”

Even as Max is across the country, Max can motivate Jessica because he wants what is best for her, and she wants what is best for him. After all, Max and Jessica are siblings, not opponents.

- Gabby Sammarone

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