Impact...And So It Begins

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  1. Ex.BT.USN

    Ex.BT.USN Member

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    My son started his journey to entering the Academy like so many other there was a lot of not knowing, researching, and doing what he needed to get himself in the position he is today. He is waiting like the other very lucky candidates that have made it to this point.

    As he went through this process my daughter (8th grade) took some interest. In June she meet some / saw some mids (a girl thing...can't explain that one) and then watched her brother walk off to NASS. Not to be left without knowing the questions started with hey Dad... With that I mentioned to here that there was a STEM program for kids her age. She had some experience with this in 7th grade, she was one of a select few to be invited to a one day STEM program. When she got home she looked into Academy STEM program and found it interesting.

    Fast forward 8 months. Yesterday she asked for help finding the application for the Academy STEM program and from that point she took the lead and filled it out. She said that the one thing that will hold her back from going is if her brother does not get accepted. I told her that it was a bridge that she would need to cross when & / or if she is selected.

    And so it begins... We shall see if it the passion continues over the next few years and if it does you all will no the rest of the story.
     
  2. Sydney C.

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    That's a great story...thanks for sharing. And while I'm at it...best of luck your DS in pursuit of his goal!
     
  3. kinnem

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    Do you think you can go through the process a second time if it comes to that? :biggrin: She sounds like another great kid! :thumb:
     
  4. Ex.BT.USN

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    It has been said....

    The pain is worth the wait. With her only being 13 the jury will be out for a while. Funny thing I thought I had girls figured out with two older sisters and a wife of what will soon be 24 years. I now know the I don't have a clue!! I have to honest I did not think she would follow up on the idea 8 months later.
     
  5. navymomwannabe

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    I have a similar situation evolving at my house. DS is nominated to USAFA and USNA. His freshmen sister started researching USCGA in the midst of this process. She is considering CGIS/NCIS/Federal Agent as a career and now wants to visit USCGA and has spent time researching their website (as well as other civilian schools that have degrees that would lead to this career.)

    I am suprising her today with a trip to see the USCGA choir perform (she is a singer) and we will be able to ask questions of them. And it is thanks to this board that I even know about the event.

    So I too will be sitting back and watching how this develops with her. When her brother initially started this process, we laughed about his sister following in his footsteps (she's not my tough one) and thought maybe it would be the youngest DD....but we aren't laughing now. She seems serious. Hopefully I will have a couple years off before having to go through this process/anxiety again!
     
  6. TexasBG

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    My DD went to Stem her freshman year, it changed her life. Prior to that she had no desire to be in the military or attend the Academy. She is now a current Midshipman at the USNA. Good luck.


     
  7. Ex.BT.USN

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    Ahhhhhhhhh

    Very nice, that is encouraging.:thumb:
     

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