HS Senior Awards Night

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  1. Lynpar

    Lynpar Member

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    Tonight may be the most proud night and most fun as a mom I have ever had! Hubby had to pull me out from my Mom hug-fest victory lap! I'm sorry and I know this is not PC and is very selfish but wow o wow I hope somebody got it on video tape. Ms. Vermillon a past parents association president for our tri-state area come and gave DS his appointment. She did a terrific job and even gave DS a challenge coin from her DD's year, 2008. And she drove a considerable distance to do it. Then there was a screw up and she wasn't listed on the printed program. Then they overlooked her ( maybe literally, lol) in the line up. But they worked it in an of course it was in the middle of a lull period in the awards and wow! Yes, there was a gasp when she said the approximate value of the scholarship appointment! I wanted to jump up and shout YES! Fist pump and high five everyone. But no, I sat there with a tissue scrunched in my hand holding my mothers hand on the other side. There was a very loud and sustained applause! Ah, it is finally here. I have been reading about other experiences with this for over a year now and it was wonderful! Oh yeah, DS had a pretty good night too!
     
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  2. Lynpar

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    Oops how could I end my post without :band:
     
  3. mrstweedy

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    Congratulations!

    What a proud moment for you and your family! This will just get you geared up for what's in store at KP - wait 'til you see your son get sworn in on Acceptance Day for starters...
     
  4. Nautilus

    Nautilus USMMA Class of 2015

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    Yeah, I was on my way back from the April Open House at USMMA when my awards presentation happened. My Band Director presented the appointment and received jaw drops and shocks across the room when he mentioned the $214,000 value of the education. Next highest scholarship presented that night was only $16,000! It sure is a nice feeling, but kind of sad that people sometimes don't understand the importance of USMMA until they see the big price ticket. Money or no money, I'm gonna be a Kings Pointer this summer and I'm gonna deliver the goods! :thumb:
     
  5. rkrosnar

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    Congratulations!

    Your DS is very deserving. Tell him from me, thanks for defending freedom that we all enjoy. May Our Lord and Savior keep him in the palm of his hand.

    God Bless, God Speed and Good luck to you all,

    RGK
     

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