I have some good news!

purpleroses(SanDiegoCA)April 8, 2009

I just have to share the best news we've received all year.

My son was accepted to a program for gifted high school students to attend classes at Stanford University this summer. It was extremely competitive and they only accept a small number from all over the world.

He's our oldest (16) and will be staying on campus taking Quantum Mechanics and chances are he could make it into Stanford when he's ready for college .. although it is more than 600 miles away :( But it is really hard to get into ... they took just over 7 percent of the 30,000 applicants this year and turned down over 1,000 valedictorians from what I've heard.

Our son ranks #1 in his class of some 700 tenth-grade students at his high school with a 4.6 gpa already and he plans on taking 5 AP courses next year. He's also working on his Eagle Scout rank. He's also doing Track, Academic League and Community Service clubs. He even volunteers at the local library helping kids with the computers.

I'm just feel so fortunate to have such a great teenager. He works so hard!

Enough bragging ... thanks for reading.

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carla17(Z7 NC)

Congrats, you are very fortunate.

Carla

    Bookmark   April 8, 2009 at 2:43PM
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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Thanks for sharing that, you must be very proud - and rightly so! We hear more often about kids 'gone wrong' - how great to hear of yours getting started with feet so firmly planted. Congrats to him, and to you :)

    Bookmark   April 9, 2009 at 1:19AM
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petaloid(SoCal 10a/24)

Wow, I don't even know what quantum mechanics is -- what a smart son you have! I hope he enjoys the summer program at Stanford.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2009 at 12:55AM
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sammy zone 7 Tulsa

What a wonderful opportunity! I am very happy for you as well as your son. I hope you keep us posted on his progress.
Sammy

    Bookmark   April 12, 2009 at 5:38PM
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LindyB(z8 OR)

What a fabulous opportunity for your son! I'm so happy for both of you.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2009 at 3:30PM
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zeffyrose_pa6b7(6b7)

It is wonderful to hear such great news----You have every right to be proud of him and the job you have done raising him.

I wish you and your son the best of everythig..

Please keep us posted so we can all share in his success.

I agree with what Morz8 said-----

Florence---

    Bookmark   April 15, 2009 at 11:02AM
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