Not to state the obvious, but wouldn't it pretty much kill a kid's work ethic and drive to achieve the ultimate goal before even starting high school? There are a lot of things that motivate people and the possibility of not getting what you want is a big one. I just don't see the value in this. But I suppose it's a meaningless commitment....no teeth in either side. I would think it would give any 8th grader a big head though. But I'm no expert....just my opinion.