13-year-old gets letter from dream school, but the reason for rejection—something was off

March 13, 2018 5:02 pm Last Updated: March 13, 2018 5:02 pm

Kids with amazing artistic and creative talent often dream of attending the most famous arts schools, where they can spend hours following their passions every day.

13-year-old Vivian is no exception. That’s why when she received what she hoped was her acceptance letter from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in the mail, she was a little nervous about opening it.

Vivian waited for this moment for years.

The 13-year-old’s family gathered around the kitchen table as a nervous Vivian picked up the envelope from the performing and visual arts high school.

She ripped open the letter, and despite her father telling her to read the letter out loud she quickly scanned the letter and then let out a sigh.

“I didn’t get in,” she said in a defeated tone.

The teen quickly opened the envelope and scanned the letter.

Again, her father urged her to read the letter out loud and this time she did.

When she got halfway through the letter she burst into laughter.

“We regret that we cannot offer a position at our school to anyone who would unpause a game of Mario Kart while her opponent was out of the room. You are free to reapply in the future once you learn to behave like a decent human being.”

As soon as she re-read the letter, she realized it was a joke from her dad.

Luckily for Vivian, her dad had her real letter from Booker T. Washington High School the entire time.

She opened the second letter even quicker than the first and literally jumped for joy when she learned she got into her dream school.

Her father eventually gave her the real acceptance letter.

Although college is still a few years away, Vivian better make sure she keeps a clean record in regards to cheating at Mario Kart—or else she might be in for another surprise rejection letter!