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Patriot_Mom

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    1. WAM
      WAM
      Hi Lisa! Hey, I am not sure these are private messages just between you and I, but may be visible to people who visit our profiles.

      Oh groan, I didn't I may have been passing difficult news. Since I am so Air Force focused, I didn't realize Conner was hoping for the USNA. She may very well have been a principle nominee from Durbin or VP, as she had three noms, and got it in November. Don't give up! And as you said, keep trying no matter what.

      Hey, we are practically neighbors! We will be living in Chilli this fall, maybe we could connect to either celebrate or commiserate.

      These kids ARE amazing, I was a wreck at 17 and get inspired just looking at Matt's closet. It's always nice to know that he caught what I taught, not necessarily what I lived out :)

      Let's keep in touch!

      Wendy
    2. Patriot_Mom
      Patriot_Mom
      Hi Wendy!

      I am Lisa White and my son is Connor White. We live in Williamsville which is down near Springfield. We are not too far from Chilli at all. As a matter of fact we are in Peoria every week. My fiancé works there and his parents live there.

      I am not going to mention to my son that the girl from Chilli got an appointment just yet. Most MOCs only get one appt to an academy each year sometimes two. That narrows the odds even more. He does have a backup plan that has come through for him though. He was recruited to play football for McKendree University in Lebanon Il. He will like that too but USNA is his dream for years. If he doesn't get it this year he will try again next year. He wants to be a Marine Corps more than anything.

      Wow...Amman huh?! Very cool!

      These kids are truly amazing! I was no where near this focused on a goal at the their age. I am so proud of all of them!

      Lisa
    3. WAM
      WAM
      Hi Patriot Mom!

      I am Wendy Merdian, mom of Matthew Merdian, of Chillicothe. We currently live in Amman, Jordan. Thanks for being my first friend on the forum :)

      Congrats on the nomination received by your son too! Which one is he? I have to admit I tried to facebook stalk a little to see who the other nominees were, an amazing group of kids. A girl from Chilli was also nominated by Schock and received her appointment for the Naval Academy.

      Yes, we are sitting on pins and needles watching appointments roll in. And for me as the family-planner, trying to coordinate summer details for the other five of us around Matt's Plans, A, B, C, D, and E is an additional roller coaster.

      Tell me about you!

      Wendy
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    Location:
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    Occupation:
    Consulting Business Analyst
    Proud Mom of USNA Candidate