Being nagged about homework bothers her, Grace Bayston said. “I don’t not do my homework; I’ve never not done my homework. Why are you questioning me?” she said.
What one thing, Sipes then asked, do their parents do best?Rein Schaller was holding the microphone. After a pause, she said it was keeping her on the right track.“Nice save,” came a voice from the audience.“My parents give me life lessons,” said Western Boone student Jonathon Morales. “They teach me something that’s going to help me in my future.”Siena Cornacchini, a Zionsville student, said her parents “let me take on as much as I want to do,” trusting her to not become overly busy.
Her parents give her independence, Bayston said.“You are a remarkable group of young people,” Sipes said at the conclusion. “I’m really impressed. I have a couple of empty bedrooms because my kids left; you’re all invited to come live with me.”Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Edens was delighted with the presentation.“If I’d played this scenario in my head, it couldn’t have been more perfect,” Edens said.