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    #179090 - 01/09/14 01:12 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    The only problem my son has now (about the same STAR range as your daughter) is that he has to ask permission to go under his STaR range which is a pain...he isn't going to read Hop On Pop but sometimes there will be series of books where most of them are 4.8 and above but one might be 4.4 for some reason. I think it is ridiculous and he should read whatever he wants. I understand 70% of the kids need guidance in selection (I am volunteering about three hours a day there and see a lot) some kids just need for the adults to stay out of the way.
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    #179094 - 01/09/14 01:39 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Sweetie]
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    Originally Posted By: Sweetie
    some kids just need for the adults to stay out of the way.


    Agree 100%. I've got a stock phrase I repeat every time this becomes a conflict in DD's school: "DD should not be prevented from accessing any book in a school library that she wants to read."

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    #179119 - 01/09/14 06:17 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Just got word that within two days of admitting DD, the state flagship Uni opted to offer her a merit scholarship (renewable, 4yr) which will cover 40% of her tuition (and she is still in the running for one of the sixty that cover full tuition, but we won't know about that until March sometime).

    She is (reportedly-- 2 different sources) the youngest regular admit that the institution has ever had. (That is, a student coming directly from a senior year in high school, with a diploma and regular high school transcripts.)


    Thank you guys so much for letting me crow a little about my girl! cool

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    #179120 - 01/09/14 06:23 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    congrats!

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    #179123 - 01/09/14 06:32 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Yay...40%....and crossing fingers she gets full tuition. Do you know how many students are in the running for the 60 scholarships? Hundreds, thousands?
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    #179124 - 01/09/14 06:38 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    That's wonderful! Congratulations. Fingers crossed for you both that she gets the full scholarship! She's really on her way smile

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    #179125 - 01/09/14 06:46 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Fabulous, Howler! Keep these lovely stories coming!
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    #179130 - 01/09/14 07:22 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Wow, HK, she's amazing.

    Sometime I'd like to hear how you found her that science internship, BTW. You have done such a good job of making that education happen with and for her.

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    #179135 - 01/09/14 07:41 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Thanks, everyone-- don't know how many students are "eligible" but estimating a reasonably normalized distribution and going by the median that they claim for admits, it's about 600-800 "eligible" students in the pool. Realistically, DD is probably in the top 100 of those. smile



    Oh-- and same day, the Navy recruiter called her about service academy/ROTC. She could have just mentioned that she was only 14... but took a different approach by politely informing the recruiter that she is "ineligible to join any branch of the armed forces due to a disqualifying medical condition." There was clear disappointment on the other end of the line, and DD had a moment of no small amount of schadenfreude, I could see, because she regards that list of automatic medical DQ's as being the most ridiculous thing ever. Just figured I'd share that one for the other 2e parents here, who might appreciate it.



    Edited by HowlerKarma (01/09/14 08:00 PM)
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    #179137 - 01/09/14 08:02 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Woot!!

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