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    #194203 - 06/11/14 01:57 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    aquinas Offline

    Registered: 11/02/12
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    Outstanding HK!!! Whoop-whoop! laugh
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    #194212 - 06/11/14 02:40 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    bluemagic Offline

    Registered: 03/29/13
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    YEAH!!! Congrats.. Does she have a graduation ceremony?

    #194243 - 06/11/14 04:44 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Nautigal Offline

    Registered: 04/22/09
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    Yay HK and DD! Congratulations!

    #194247 - 06/11/14 05:06 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    KTPie Offline

    Registered: 03/13/14
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    That's wonderful!

    #194269 - 06/11/14 10:09 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Chana Offline

    Registered: 07/02/13
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    Congratulations, HowlerKarma! Now you just have to survive the rest of the teen years.

    #194271 - 06/12/14 12:22 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Chana]
    Mana Offline

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    Originally Posted By: Chana
    Congratulations, HowlerKarma! Now you just have to survive the rest of the teen years.


    #194406 - 06/13/14 11:27 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    Ivy Offline

    Registered: 02/08/14
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    Congrats HK!

    #194417 - 06/13/14 01:58 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    ConnectingDots Offline

    Registered: 09/06/13
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    Congratulations HK, to your daughter, your DH and YOU!

    #194418 - 06/13/14 02:24 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Loy58 Offline

    Registered: 09/11/13
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    Congratulations, HK and DD!!! smile

    #194633 - 06/16/14 02:56 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    HowlerKarma Offline

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    One more addendum--

    DD wound up graduating number 2 in her high school class. Now, there are some caveats here (and really, this isn't rationalization, but it's worth noting because, well-- you'll see).

    Understand that DD took ALL of her high school requirements through her school, during the regular terms, and nothing elsewhere. Her college coursework is all dual enrollment (mostly AP), and I mention that because some kids play games with P/F grading so that a *weighted* GPA becomes higher, since it isn't dragged down by unweighted graduation requirements. DD's GPA is au natural there-- it IS significantly weighted down by things like PE (A+, of course, but still, it dings you when the 4.0 gets averaged into a 4.5 GPA on the term otherwise...) She also took unweighted elective coursework that wasn't strictly required-- which dragged the GPA down a bit as well, in spite of earning A's in those classes.

    Her final high school GPA was 4.35 cumulative. This is also not a "perfect" GPA-- she has a B on that transcript. From when she was ten. {sigh} Her unweighted GPA is something like 3.98-- like I said, not perfect.

    She is also a big-picture kid with a FIERCE social justice streak-- and a fierce, fierce sense of rationality-- getting A's in this system has been TORTURE for her much of the time, since merely "playing the game" well has felt intellectually dishonest to her-- she really dithers about whether to offer the "right" answer... or the expedient one. Anyway. I mention that because she is divergent in terms of compliance/system-adaptation. It tends to make her subversive and defiant. There are things about this program that make it harder for PG kids relative to MG ones.

    The valedictorian is also an HG+ student-- his GPA has been goosed, I think, given what I know DD has taken, what I know he took, and some other particulars about the two of them. He's an academic all-star as well, though, no two ways about it.

    Still, the two of them are WAY out ahead of everyone else in the class-- by TENTHS. The two of them are separated by hundredths. The two of them are BOTH anomolies-- higher GPA's than anyone before or after them-- by almost a full tenth, in fact. What's funny about this is that it's been just the two of them since freshman year, and both of them have known it all along. In ANY other year, nobody else would even be competition for #1. {Number 3 wasn't even close, but would have been #1 last year.}

    DD was also the only girl in the top 7.

    DD, Salutatorian, is considerably younger than the Valedictorian, though. Well-- by 9 months, anyway. grin

    All of that to explain why, even at #2 (which might be a surprise/underperformance in a clearly PG kiddo, accelerated or not)-- I am BEYOND proud of her.
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