Tuesday, June 03, 2014
I am so very proud of them. My daughter will be attending a private Christian college in the fall. I can't imagine her being six hours away from us. She received a scholarship from the University as well as a scholarship from her school for American Sign Language. She's graduating on our "Distinguished Achievement Program" with 12 college hours already complete, and perhaps another three depending on how she did on her AP exam. She works so hard to do well in school. It doesn't always come easily for her. All of the things she has accomplished in school are because she chose to do them, not because I wanted her to do them. She has been in dance, color guard, winter guard, National Honor Society, and American Sign Language club.
My son is going to stay home for a semester, maybe a year, and attend community college. He doesn't know what he wants to do yet, but he has expressed interest in getting a Bachelor of Science in Pipeline Engineering. But that may change. Some days he wants to go to college, others, he wants to go to technical school, and still others, he wants to work full time. He will be getting a start next fall, though. He also received two scholarships. One of them was a local scholarship from Progressive Waste Management, and the other was from his FFA chapter. He is graduating on the recommended program, and I have to say, he is smarter than his grades show. His grades are good... A's, B's, a few C's, but he is capable of so much. He has been involved in a variety of activities, but his main interest was FFA, which is an awesome organization!
I really didn't write this to brag, although I'm sure it sounds that way. My kids are not the very top of the class, nor are they the very bottom, and they are not involved in dozens of extra-curricular activities, but they have found their interests and pursued them, and I am proud of, not only their accomplishments, but the well-rounded, kind, honest young people they are.