Saturday, November 17, 2007

Hard Work and Persistence Pays Off

This morning when I came down to the kitchen my wife was plastering the fridge with blown up snippets from the letter that we just received from the MCAS scholarship rewards program — my youngest daughter (who prefers to remain nameless in cyberspace), currently a high school senior — has been awarded a full 4-year tuition scholarship at any state college or university in Massachusetts. Yahoo !!!

The snippets on the fridge came from this collage:
click here to see the Full Size of this imageOf course, my soon-to-be-18-years-old daughter is and always has been brilliant — we've known this ever since she was born. And, of course, I'm pretty obviously the proudest Dad that you ever wanna run into! But be that as it may, it's still the case that my daughter has worked very hard for this, that the road has not been easy, and that her brilliance pales in comparison to the hard work and persistence that she has demonstrated... culminating in her finding herself within the top 4% state-wide in English, and at the 94th percentile in Mathematics !!! These "Abigail Adams Scholarships" are awarded only to those who are high-achievers simultaneously in all of the categories that Massachusetts has! ... And did I mention how proud I am of my Beans !?

Read the press release — Adams Scholarships Awarded to Class of 2008 — for further details.


Sharisse said...

thats awesome! congrats to her!!

Joanie said...

We are thrilled for her! Please give her our love and best wishes!What a great job she has done! And best wishes to the lucky parents also whom we know are very, very proud of this hard working girl!

Nanci Phelan said...

Hi there niece

How proud I am of you for winning this scholarship, especially after all the hard times you've been having the past few years. This should be a big help to you as you move on to higher education and will take some of the pressure off when trying to finance your university. You are certainly using those wonderful genetic gifts that God has sent your way..... good looks and brains too and did I mention a loving thoughtful person..... just wish you lived closer so I could have known you better over the years. Love from your aunt Nanci

Lorraine said...

She probably does not remember who I am, none the less, "we are family"! I am very proud of you for your success. You must have worked very hard. I hope your scholarship allows you to follow your dreams and achieve them! Best wishes and warm hugs!

Uncle Aus said...

We are extremely proud of her accomplishments and can't wait to see what the future holds for her.
She is one very amazing young lady who is beginning to understand that the sky is NOT the limit!

(This should help to put to rest those stupid blonde jokes 'cause this woman is both beautiful AND brilliant!)

YOU GO, GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!