Thursday, October 6, 2011

My kid rocks!!

After a crummy September, DS has had a pretty terrific week. He has applied to four colleges and on Tuesday was accepted to the first. On Wednesday, the second. And today brought acceptance #3. Even better, the private school in the bunch offered him a $44,000 scholarship, bringing the tuition down to public school level. The last school he applied to is actually his first choice. And that school doesn't make decisions until December. So we still don't know where he'll be going next year, but he's relieved to know he'll be going somewhere!

On top of that, his middle school drama teacher contacted him and asked him to join an acting troupe she is leading at the local community theater. The fees are normally $225, but she had already gotten approval for a scholarship for him so it won't cost anything! The whole exchange brought me to tears. That this woman would go out of her way to include a child with significant physical disabilities. And that she would make sure money didn't stand in the way of him being able to participate.

How awesome is that?!

Sarah

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11 comments:

  1. That is terrific!!!!! I hope he is fully recovered from his surgery, and is enjoying school and all those extra curricular activities.

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  2. WHOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Congratulations


    Judy

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  3. That news just put a SMILE on my face:)!! So happy for DS!! That is one hefty scholarship and isn't it nice to know that there are some mighty generous and inclusive people out there who truly care!

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  4. Fabulous news! Congrats to your whole family.

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  5. oh thats fantastic!! Congrats! you must feel so proud of him :)

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  6. Congratulations, what a great coach. But I am sure he is talented also and easy to direct.

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  7. That's great news!!! on all accounts!!

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  8. Isn't that something! Very very cool. Congrats to your child. It's awesome when you get that feeling that you can go/do something, but even more awesome when you have choices and YOU are in control of picking where to go, not them.

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  9. Amazing!!! It's so awesome to hear wonderful things are happening in your family!!!

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  10. Those are some pretty exciting scholarship dollars. what wonderful news for your family.

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