Especially kids from China, Bangladesh, India, etc. seem to have EC chambers filled with nepotistic opportunities. For one example, a kid in my school (who barely speaks her mother tongue) went to her mother country in her 10th grade summer with her father (who is a professor) and helped out in a lab of a local university, presumably due to connections and got listed as the SECOND author in a research paper. Honestly, considering her limited language abilities, it surprises me that she could even actively participate without her parent's help, except for maybe helping revise the paper into English (which I admit, is a task that can get your name on a paper in academia, but not like the second author). Considering she will have an edge in the college process angers me a lot.