TWE in North Texas

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  1. MOM2011

    MOM2011 Member

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    Very emotional evening in our household last night. DS is disappointed of course, but we've moved on to Plan C, since also NROTC didn't come thru. Thankfully the state of Texas has the Hazelwood program and his dad's unused GI Bill funds can be transferred to DS. He will be attending Texas A&M and joining NROTC.
     
  2. CAmom2015

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    We had the same thing happen last year here in Southern CA. Our son decided to try prep school in Kerrville, TX. Has been a very good experience for him, although he's now wait listed for USNA. Its definitely a challenging road ! The pain you and your son are feeling will lessen with time and moving on with a new plan brings hope. Best wishes for plan C. It sounds like a good one!
     
  3. mmcelfresh

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    TWE here in North Texas also. DS is pretty down. Going with plan B, WestPoint.
    I guess I am going to have to sell all my Naval Academy clothing. It should be an interesting football season at our house. My oldest is in the Air Force, middle child is in the Navy and now the youngest will be in the Army.

    Good luck to the rest of you.
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    First of all, congratulations on your family of military service! Obviously great parents.

    USMA is a great school with a great tradition. And, I needn't tell you of all the candidates getting TWEs from West Point -- so your son should be very proud. I have the feeling that, after about 2 hrs at WP, he'll be shouting, "Go Army, Beat Navy" as loud as the rest of them.:yllol:

    That said, be sure it's what he wants to do. If he feels like he's "settling," it won't be the fantastic experience it should be.
     
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    Orrr he'll be in for the surprise of his life and he'll love it!
     
  6. future sub officer

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    this is my second plan. I didn't receive an NROTC scholarship to A&M but I will go there if not USNA. Still waiting to hear from them and I am sorry for your TWE; good luck on your futuristic endeavors :thumb:
     
  7. MOM2011

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    My DS sent an email to the Regional Director asking what his weaknesses were, and he said there weren't any weaknesses. Said he was a very strong candidate, but our district was extremely competitive.
    I have a feeling though, once he gets involved at A&M and the Corp he'll fall in love with it and won't want to leave. I hear A&M has that affect on people.
     
  8. CTXMom

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    My DS was told the same exact thing by RD. He received TWE last Saturday and will also attend TAMU in the fall.
     

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