“A Boston University researcher who followed valedictorians and salutatorians into adulthood found that most did in fact achieve the traditional markers of success. Nearly everyone graduated from college, where their average GPA was 3.6; the majority went on to earn a graduate degree; and nearly half landed in top-tier professional jobs.
So far, so expected.
“But how many of these number one high-school performers go on to change the world, run the world, or impress the world? The answer seems to be clear: zero.”” Read more about it at Entrepreneur.