- 1:27 pm - Fri, Sep 30, 2011
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KOBE’S HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK
Congratulations to Kobe Bryant for being voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by his graduating class at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. With 5 NBA titles, 1 league MVP award, 2 Finals MVP awards, 13 All-Star appearances, 9 All-NBA First Team selections, 27,686 points, and $196,190,615 in career earnings (not counting endorsements), Kobe certainly made good on the bold prediction.
However, if you would, let us look at the true superstar of LMHS Class of ‘96 - Antje Herlyn. With Google, a little investigation, and a lot of free time, I found out Antje is now Dr. Herlyn.
After Lower Merion, Herlyn was accepted to Ivy League powerhouse, Dartmouth University, where she graduated with a degree in dolphins (Made up her major. Everything else is real, but I just couldn’t find her major anywhere. Ladies like dolphins though, right?). While at Dartmouth, Herlyn met classmate Sebastian Marc Barreveld, who she would marry in 2007. Barreveld was a doctoral candidate in 17th-century Dutch cultural History at Stanford University, where he also received a master’s degree in early modern European history.
After college, Herlyn got her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, before doctoring things at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Herlyn is now a well-regarded anesthesiologist, and upstanding citizen.
Sure, on the surface, you could make the case Kobe has been more “successful,” what with his worldwide fame and budding global brand, but I submit that is not the case. For your consideration: Los Angeles Laker, Kobe Bryant will retire within the next 5-25 years, while Dr. Antje Herlyn and her husband will be rolling in that Dutch cultural History-money until they’re at least 65. Take that.