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We've heard it all before. The publicized stream of hollow praise, hailing us as the bright “Future of Illinois!” Claims mouthed so often, the words become empty and meaningless. Throughout our stay here, we learn to ignore those comments, because everyone knows that IMSA is more than some stereotypical center for intellectuals, IMSA is a complex mosaic of so many hidden dimensions of such depth and diversity, it becomes more than a school; it becomes an exciting, unique way of life. Excerpt
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, "1997-98 Gallimaufry" (1998). Yearbooks. 4.