Mom brag

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Mom brag
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Fri, 06-07-2013 - 10:28am

DS is a junior.  He was inducted into National Honor Society a couple of weeks ago and they had a ceremony for that.  Then we got a letter that he was going to get an award at the underclass awards night.  I asked him what it was for & he didn't even know.  Each dept. gave out awards and he got an award for English--the only one for 11th grade.  Some of the grades had multiple awards so I guess that was impressive.  I am wondering how these awards were decided on.  He is in AP English but he is also in AP History and no one in the AP History class got an award although there were some kids who got awards for US History I and II.  anyway it looks good on the college apps.

What was nice also is they honored some kids for community service.  They have a comm. service requirement for graduation--10 hours a year--but I imagine that some kids go beyond that and they honored some kids and are going to put their names on a wall in the school permanently. 

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Registered: 11-05-1998
In reply to: musiclover12
Fri, 06-07-2013 - 1:11pm

Congratulations!  Undergraduate awards assemblies are always enjoyable--it's so nice to see kids getting recognized for the hard work they do.  You must be very proud of your son.

Elizabeth

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Registered: 07-26-1999
In reply to: musiclover12
Fri, 06-07-2013 - 2:54pm
Very cool, congrats to him!!!
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In reply to: musiclover12
Mon, 06-10-2013 - 9:31am

That is fantastic, and I think it's more meaningful that they don't give zillions of awards. My son, who just finished his soph. year, is hoping for at least one award before the end of high school. We have to keep reminding him that the majority of kids don't get awards, and they still get into college, and go on to lead productive, fulfilling lives!

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Registered: 12-16-2003
In reply to: musiclover12
Sat, 06-15-2013 - 7:44pm

Congrats!!!

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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In reply to: musiclover12
Mon, 06-17-2013 - 1:40pm

Aw, that's great stuff!  I do appreciate the community service awards.  At my oldest kid's Catholic school, the highest honor for a graduating senior was called the Divine Compassion award.  It was more important to the school than being valedictorian. :)