Eli and his parents are in the car heading to the Holly House. Eli's father and mother talk about how their family funded Whitehill and They pass by one of Eli's father's old classmates Tom while driving.
Eli's parents don't know that Eli wasn't accepted into Whitehill because Eli didn't tell them. As soon as he found the letter, he ripped it up. He didn't want to disappoint his family.
As they get closer, Eli gets more nervous. He couldn't bring himself to tell his parents that he wasn't accepted. Finally, they arrive at the Holly House.
Eli couldn't focus on anything. Then he looks up and sees Dr. Warren walking over to his and his family's table. Eli gets up and runs out.
Eli's parents find out that Eli wasn't accepted into Whitehill. Eli's dad begs the board to let Eli in while Eli's mom goes to find him. When she does find him, she understands why he did what he did.
Eli was never accepted into Whitehill. When he finds out that his father begged the board, he yelled at his dad. Then they all just go home.