By Orlando DeFrie
“I met her at a baby shower, and I guess we just hit it off from there!” These were the words of Harry McNeil, a sophomore at Deerfield High. It was at that shower that he met his current girlfriend, Olivia Hartnett. That was a few months ago, and they have been going strong ever since.
These days, high school boys are starting to go for younger and younger girls, and this is the perfect example: Olivia is just eleven months old. “I just couldn’t take my eyes off her; she just looked so pretty at her shower! Age just really isn’t an issue between us. I mean when its true love you get over those kinds of things. The way I look at it when I’m 85 she’ll be 72 and that’s like nothing.”
Olivia declined to comment, as she has yet to say her first word. However, when asked if that affected their relationship, Harry replied, “Nah, she is really emotional and I feel like that’s our main way of communicating.” He added that they have had some great times together, explaining how last Saturday he spent the day with her at daycare.
McNeil is a step above the rest, but his best friend, also a sophomore, found the fifth-grader of his dreams last weekend at his sister’s DARE graduation concert.