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|Mon, 04-01-2013 - 11:35pm|
Good news is that DS had the 3rd highest overall score and qualified for Nationals in Atlanta. He made it to the final round of tonight when it got down to 10 kids out of 120. Then he made it to the final 5. Then it was the first 2 kids to get 4 answers correctly and he was not one of them. He had 3 points and to miss it by one point just eats at him. He works so hard but always finishes 2nd or 3rd. He did work hard and I am so proud, he did so much reading and was the driving force behind this accomplishment.
Now for the bad news. This year is not like last year's nationals. It will not be televised and the scholarship money is not $50,000 but $1,000. He is very disappointed about not being on TV. After watching last year's aired episode, it is a let down. It looks like Houghton Mifflin is no longer their sponsor and they do not have a new one to put up that kind of prize money. I suppose this information was up all along, but I never read about nationals, because I didn't want to get ahead of ourselves.
We're counting our blessings that he is going. We are going to have a nice family trip out of it.