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Eagle Scout, check; Academy nominations apps, check; National Honor Society app, check

Friday, September 30, 2011

What a week! If we could only bottle the adrenalin formed when under deadline stress, we all could make our goal weight in a month! I have been going non-stop, fast forward this week and viola! 2 pounds down.

Let's see - my son's essays for his US Naval Academy Congressional Nominations applications were pathetic and the deadlines were looming...."you have to re-write from scratch and it has to be done by 7am tomorrow!" So he writes 2 breathtaking essays, thank goodness. Apps completed, i's dotted, t's crossed, mailed/certified.....crazy. All this on top of preparing for his Eagle Board of Review.

Oh then let's add in some unexpected stress: Daughter's National Honor Society application was due wednesday at 3pm. Problem was that the application process was all on line - emails to sponsors, forms for them to fill out and the system had major technical problems. She/we had to email and re-email and try to explain to these sponsors that their forms did not process on the site for a technical reason, could you retry - some never even received the request - the program was not compatible with MAC's, so we had to ask them to find a PC to complete the was embarrassing and very frustrating for her. People are so gracious - they complied and got it done for her - by 3pm wed! wow.

So here it was Thurs night and my son's required interview with the Blue&Gold officer for the Academy application was scheduled for 7:30pm. Well he arrived at 8:15 and didn't leave until 11:00pm! whoa and my son still had to write an essay and study for a physics test....poor boy was sleep walking this morning.

So what's next? SAT's tomorrow for him ...

.....and on the seventh day he rested......

Looking forward to a nice weekend.
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    Thanks for asking - your timing is amazing: Last night our son signed his official acceptance for to attend the Naval Academy - Class of 2016!!

    Our daughter's NHS application was also accepted and she continues to knock the ball out of the park with her grades!

    2821 days ago
    How did your daughter and son do on their applications?
    2821 days ago
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